Become a Member or Renew

Become a Watershed Defender — Join MRWC or Renew Your Membership

For more than four decades, the Merrimack River Watershed Council has worked to preserve and protect our natural resources.  We’ve advocated for clean drinking water and a safer river, and promoted wildlife conservation.  We’ve taught hands-on education courses for children, families, and adults, and led kayaking trips from the mountains to the sea.  But to sustain and expand our important work, we need continued and significant support from our community — from you, our members and friends.

Take a minute to think about what the Merrimack River means to you.  If you want to drink clean water, enjoy a safer river, and preserve the Merrimack for your children’s children, we urge you to act today by joining us, or renewing your membership.

We offer memberships at the following levels:

Sustaining – $100
Family – $50
Individual – $35
Student – $15
Club Membership (organizations only) – $50

As an MRWC member, you can expect to receive our e-newsletter (please be sure to include your email address) and Annual Report, notice of paddling opportunities, invitations to our events and lectures, and discounts on our programs.  What’s more, you’ll be able to exercise full voting privileges at our Annual Meeting.  Most importantly, your tax-deductible membership dues will help MRWC protect our river for generations to come.

Become a member, or renew your membership today!

Become a Member or Renew!

Or, pay with a check by mail – Mail your donation check to MRWC, 60 Island Street, Suite 211-E, Lawrence, MA  01840.  Include the following information: Name(s), Mailing Address with Zip Code, Phone Number with Area Code, Email, and Membership Level.  Also indicate if your company matches gifts.  Please print legibly to ensure accurate recording.


Other Ways to Help
You can also support MRWC by donating your vehicle – call 888-5-RIVER-6 (888-574-8376) or click

Charitable Auto Resources, Inc. will allow you to submit your information directly on our behalf.

Or, by designating the MRWC as the recipient of your workplace giving payroll deduction via EarthShare New England payroll contribution program. If your company has EarthShare as a payroll deduction option (like the United Way), you can designate MRWC as the recipient. *more info*

Federal Employees: Please use this number – 54983 – to designate funds to the MRWC through EarthShare and the Combined Federal Campaign.

Thank You!  Your membership will make a difference in our community!