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Since 1991 Watsonville Wetlands Watch has worked to preserve, restore, and foster the appreciation of the wetlands of the Pajaro Valley.

Your gift allows us to continue the important work of restoring the Watsonville Wetlands and delivering new educational programing, engaging thousands of students and community members in hands-on outdoor experiences each year. Your support is an essential part of creating a vibrant wetland ecosystem in one of the State’s last large freshwater wetlands, a stronger community, and the next generation of environmental leaders.

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Your monthly gift is a simple yet effective way to sustainably support the mission of the Watsonville Wetlands Watch. Your credit card will be charged the same day each month and you may change or cancel your gift at any time. Please go to our Donation page.


Become a Super Supporter

Become a Northern Harrier by making $250 or more in contributions each year or become a Leadership Circle supporter by donating $1,000 or more each year. You may fulfill your commitment by making gifts monthly, quarterly, or annually. Choose your preferred option on our Donation page, and tell us in the Comment box that you are joining the Northern Harriers or Leadership Circle.




Northern Harriers and Leadership Circle supporters receive benefits including insider updates, special invitations to events and tours, and discounts on whale watching and Wetlands Watch items. By providing a steady flow of resources, Northern Harriers and Leadership Circle members become ongoing partners in our work;
restoring and protecting the wetlands and providing environmental education for students and community members. We look forward to welcoming you to this special group of donors!

Give in Honor or Memory

Giving a gift in honor or memory of someone you respect or hold dear is a wonderful way to pay tribute to them. A special note card will be sent notifying the person you are honoring of your thoughtful and generous gift. Please note that you are giving in honor or memory of someone in the comment box on the Donation page.

Giving Stocks, Bonds, Retirement Contributions and Other Assets

When you give liquid assets to us, we will sell them as soon as is feasible to generate funds for charitable use. You can specify the use of the proceeds from the sale to support a broadly defined program, or you can allow our Board of Directors to determine where the use of those proceeds would be most beneficial to our mission. When you give stocks, bonds and mutual funds, or tax deferred assets such as IRAs or 401Ks, you make a valuable contribution to our mission and may provide a tax advantage for you.


We can also accept a gift of a residence, commercial building and income producing or non-income producing land. You need to carefully consult with your tax or legal advisor as to the effect of such gifting.


If you would like to discuss making a donation of any of these assets, or have questions about doing so, please contact Jonathan Pilch, Executive Director at .

Create Your Wetlands Legacy

You can help secure the healthy future of the wetlands by including Watsonville Wetlands Watch in your will or estate plan. As a member of our Legacy Circle you will have peace of mind knowing that your values and hopes for the future of the wetlands will carry forward beyond your lifetime.

If you would like to learn more about making a legacy gift to Watsonville Wetlands Watch and joining our Legacy Circle please visit our Legacy Giving page.

We Can Help You

If you would like to discuss your donation with us, please contact Jonathan Pilch, Executive Director at . We would be happy to discuss your donation and ways to direct your donation to the areas of our work you most value.

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Your Gift Makes Our Work Possible!

Your gift today helps restore and conserve one of the last remaining freshwater wetlands on the California coast. You are securing habitat for birds and animals, supporting environmental education, and protecting the vital role of the wetlands in countering the effects of climate change in our community.

Your personal information will remain 100% secure and confidential, and your tax-deductible donation will be gratefully acknowledged by an email receipt and a formal letter of gratitude.

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Watsonville Wetlands Watch
PO Box 1239
Freedom, CA 95019-1239
Voice: 831-728-1156
Fax: 831-728-6944
Offices at the Fitz Wetlands Educational Resource Center

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