Save Maumee works at the headwaters of the Maumee River...
The largest contributing watershed to Lake Erie!
Send your check or money order to:
Save Maumee Grassroots Org.
800 Glasgow Ave. 2nd Floor
Fort Wayne, IN 46803
Email: Director: Abigail
Gracious Fiscal Sponsorship from Heartland Communities Inc.
Federal nonprofit 501(c)(3) designated
THANK YOU FOR ALL THE HARD WORK OVER THE YEARS HEARTLAND!
*Heartland Communities is a worker owned cooperative foundation committed to
cultural, economic, and environmental sustainability in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
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Email: Jain Young - Heartland's Treasurer
Networking/Creating a diverse web of support
with our membership base is particularly important when we speak on issues that
impact the Maumee River - all the way to Lake Erie.
As a member you are notified first when new issues arise that require your
action. Our membership base is particularly important when we speak on issues
that impact the Maumee River and its tributaries all the way to Lake Erie!
Members receive our newsletter, e-mail alerts and member rates on meetings and
social gatherings and always have a vote at our
2. Provide monetary support.
With an annual membership you have the peace of mind that someone is helping to
speak for our waterways!
Your valuable donations help Save Maumee build its
capacity to achieve its vital mission. Consider making a tax-deductible donation
today either on-line or sent through the post office! Donations may also be made
through automatic monthly contributions through your bank. Matching gifts and
generous corporate gifts are also welcome that will help meet your corporate
3. Volunteer your services.
Volunteers are vital to our success. A variety of exciting and fulfilling
opportunities are offered ranging from stream monitoring to greenhouse
stewardship to event planning. Please contact us at 260-417-2500 if you are
interested in becoming a Save Maumee volunteer.
4. Save land. Planting riparian (riverbank) areas improves water quality and
The Maumee river is one of the most biologically diverse waterways to Lake
Erie. Over 50% of all sporting fish in the Great Lakes spend part of their life
cycle in Lake Erie.
Add to saving riparian areas by donating or selling your property or by
advising Save Maumee on available land.
5. Gain new knowledge. You will receive a newsletter, get on our
list-serve and know you are supporting a grassroots initiative with our broad
base support! With a membership, you VOTE at our meetings!
Opportunities abound to learn how you can help to save the Maumee. Past programs have
focused on topics such as how native landscaping can improve water quality, and
the benefits of low-impact development; and interpretative hikes that highlight
native flora and fauna are scheduled throughout the year. Periodically check our
events calendar to learn about
Consistent with its long-storied
history and objectives, Save Maumee counts on its members, supporters and
the public to take action on a variety of issues that can impact the Maumee
River. Through this website, e-mail and Facebook alerts, we will let you know
when an issue arises and what you can do to help. More importantly, your actions
will help leave a legacy of clean air, water and protected natural areas for
New issues are also brought to our attention by our supporters and members,
so be sure to contact us if you see an issue that is impacting
our water, or potential for problems due to land use.
7. Leave no child inside. - Children are WELCOME!
With today’s emphasis on video-gaming and internet surfing, we need to work
even harder to help children increase their awareness of nature. Save Maumee
supports Chicago Wilderness in its efforts to get children outdoors. See the
Outdoor Bill of Rights and help build river stewards of the future by
encouraging children to explore nature.
If you are interested in participating in the Leave No Child Inside program
or would like more information please contact Erin Crofton at (219) 879-3564 or
by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
8. Reduce your impact.
Reducing your impact on the environment can have double benefits. Why?
Because the The Great Lakes holds 1/5 of the world's fresh water supply and Lake
Erie has the most potential to be affected; Lake Erie is the most shallow and
warm of The Great Lakes.
- Make sure your septic system is functioning properly.
- Don’t dump waste oil and other household hazardous waste down storm
- Minimize your use of fertilizers and pesticides.
- Landscape with native vegetation that more effectively filters
- Pick up your pet waste.
There are also many opportunities detailed in these plans for reducing
impacts on a broader scale by implementing best management practices such as
stream buffers and rain gardens.
9. Leave a legacy.
Your gifts are 100 percent
tax-deductible and may help you achieve other financial goals such as reducing
taxes and probate costs, and creating a stream of retirement income.
10. Tell a friend.
organizing is simply one person, telling one other person…and those two people
go out and telling two others. ~ "Those who are willing to sacrifice and be of
service have very little difficulty with people. They know what they are all
about. People can't help but want to be near them. They help them; they work
with them. That's what love is all about. It starts with your heart and radiates
Cesar Chavez, Civil Rights Activist
Help raise awareness about this special place we call the Maumee
that the Maumee River does need "saving." Tell others about the work of Save
Maumee by forwarding our e-mail alerts and action requests, bring your friends
and family members to our events and activities, and help recruit new members.
Eternal vigilance is key to saving the Maumee, but it can’t be done by a few