Now more than ever, we are called to make a difference.

Protect • Learn • Enjoy • Forever

Kara Dry Photography

Support 25 years & counting of land and water protection 

Become an IRLC member and transform your community and your world. Join the community of people that care about our Lakes and make it possible for us to conserve precious habitat for loons and wildlife, steward 20+ miles of trails, and provide opportunities for kids and teens to learn in and enjoy nature.

For people, for wildlife, forever!

40th Anniversary

Help steward Red Lake

With your support, we recently conserved 118 acres with pristine public access to over 2,000 feet of Red Lake’s Shoreline – Forever!

This special place will provide critical habitat for wildlife, protect water quality, preserve scenic shoreline views, and give us all a place to enjoy and learn about this Indian River Lake.

We are now raising money to support the stewardship team in preparing the property with boundary signs, trails, and kiosks. Please consider helping us get this property ready for the public.

Red Lake Shoreline photo with person sitting on a rock
Students exploring in water

Donation of Appreciated Assets

Gifts of Stock & Bonds

Gifts of securities, including stocks and bonds, may provide you with savings on capital gains taxes as well as an income tax deduction.

Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD)

A qualified charitable distribution (QCD) allows individuals who are 70½ years old or older to donate up to $100,000.

Other Ways to Give

Planned gifts offer you opportunities to help conserve the Indian River Lakes Region while providing financial flexibility. 

Listed here are the most popular types of planned or legacy gifts. You can have peace of mind knowing you’ve played a significant role in protecting this unique region for your future generations to enjoy. 

eagle perched in tree
Greg Perry
donate real estate to Indian River Lakes Conservancy

We chose to provide a gift of real estate because we believe in Indian River Lakes Conservancy’s mission.

The world is in such chaos globally, so the best way we know to help us all to create a more sane and sustainable society is to support strong, visionary local organizations. We trust them to protect the local watershed for generations to come. 

— Rich & Sally Sauer