VICTORIES FOR OUR RIVERS 2013

2013 was quite a YEAR!

Save Maumee has had the fiscal umbrella of Heartland Communities Inc. and/or Waterkeeper Inc. over the past 8 years.  A very gracious thank you as we move forward in our own organizational structure!  This means we have used their fiscal sponsorship to do our work without paperwork and red tape, so we were able to DO the work rather than LOG the work for the IRS.  Since this movement has outgrown fiscal sponsorship….

 

Year 9 we have applied for our OWN nonprofit designation, which is a 501 (c) 3 designation.  The paperwork was received by the IRS in December 2013 and we are now in the process of being recognized by the IRS as…

 

Save Maumee Grassroots Organization Inc. 501 (c) (3) nonprofit

 

  • received $1,500 grant from River Network to develop this website
  • received $1,000 from Leadership Fort Wayne to purchase plants for Earth Day 2013
  • received a grant to have assistance from River Network to move into our own organization; incorporation & nonprofit designations
  • 41 Save Maumee Memberships were purchased
  • maintains 1st Monday of every month meetings for the public
  • 8th Annual Earth Day Event
  • 7th Annual Canoe Clean-Up Event
  • 6th Annual Seed Harvest Event
  • Entered 3 Rivers Festival Raft Race as Save Maumee Derelict Gar-Barge
  • began seasonal monthly EcoWalks
  • maintains a Board of Trustees

 

So now that Earth Day has been jump-started locally by our 1st Annual Earth Day in 2005, other groups are having their own Earth Day Celebration opportunities ~ GREAT ~ so we are deciding to kick-it-up a notch….

The group began planning a trip that you can brag to your grandchildren about ~
The Maumee Matters: Everything Water Earth WEEK

Please join us and share our journey, whether it is on the water, at one of our public events, at a meeting or helping us to speak for our rivers.  Please share our message widely, while talking privately about clean water for ALL.

The purpose of Save Maumee Grassroots Organization is to preserve, protect and improve the ecosystems of the Upper Maumee River and watershed by increasing public awareness through advocacy, collaboration, education and hands-on projects. The organization operates as a charitable, nonprofit organization and filed with the IRS, as a 501 (c) ( 3), in December 2013. Our work since 2005 has been completed as a 100% volunteer organization.