Our mission seems very simple – protect and preserve the Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed.

Originally we pursued this mission through assisting with land acquisition and funding. But that has slowly transitioned over time to teaching people about the importance of preserving and protecting our most valuable natural resource – water – through protecting the watershed.

We do not host a lot of fundraisers, and we are extremely transparent as an organization. Our members and donors contributed 41% of our funding in 2017. And for each dollar the CREW Trust spends, 88 cents of that dollar goes towards our programming, 8 cents is spent on fundraising, and only 4 cents is spent on administration.

Because we focus so much on providing quality environmental education programs, and many of those are free, your donation has a huge impact. Today, on #givingtuesday, we are so very thankful for the support our members and donors have given us over the years and the commitment you have to helping provide environmental education to the residents, students and visitors in Southwest Florida.

If you would like to donate to the CREW Trust on #givingtuesday, we have several options:

Facebook is matching donations today, and we do have a goal of raising $500. You can donate directly through Facebook.

You can make a donation through our website and designate it as a general donation OR as a donation to the Dr. David R. Cooper Education Fund.

You can become a member of the CREW Trust and receive discounted tickets for our seasonal education programs and invitations to members-only events.

Whether you choose to give today, on #givingtuesday, or at a later date – or are previous donor and supporter – please know that your support has a significant impact, and we appreciate you and your contributions.

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