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Thank you for considering Living Lands & Waters!

If you are thinking about a donation to help preserve precious land, watersheds, and other environmental factors, please consider Living Lands & Waters. As Chad often says, “Money turns the props.” Our major expenses each year include gas/oil, repairs, insurance, disposal costs, and equipment maintenance.

Without donations from individuals and businesses, our river cleanup projects and educational initiatives could not operate. Environmental charity donations are crucial in helping us to continue our river cleanup initiatives and other equally important environmental programs. Your donation to Living Lands & Waters is an investment in the future of our environment’s precious lands and watersheds. We are going on 21 years of environmental stewardship with no sign of slowing down!

All donations and acts of charity are tax-deductible, and you will receive a letter of acknowledgment to be used as your tax receipt. To ensure fiscal responsibility, LL&W creates a budget annually, reviews the budget monthly, conducts an annual outside audit, and publishes an annual report to ensure that your gift is making the maximum impact possible.

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    Information Collection and Use
    Living Lands & Waters Privacy Policy

    Living Lands & Waters is the sole owner of the information collected on this site, and information we collect offline. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways that differ from what is disclosed in this agreement. This policy applies to all information received by Living Lands & Waters, both online and offline, as well as any electronic, written, or oral communications.

    Living Lands & Waters Core Values

    This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we, Living Lands & Waters, are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users, when they leave our website, to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this website.

    Log Files
    We use IP addresses to analyze trends, track user’s movement, and to gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

    Living Lands & Waters takes every precaution to protect our users’ information. When users submit information via the website, this information is protected both online and off-line. All online donations are sent through a secure site, and any personal information submitted to Living Lands & Waters will not be shared with third-party sources.

    Confidentiality of Personal Information
    We will not sell, trade, or rent your personally identifiable information to others outside of Living Lands & Waters. Any information that you provide will not be attributable to you, as collected information is generally viewed at the aggregate level.

    Legal Disclaimer
    We may disclose personal information when required by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary in order to conform to the edicts of the law, or to comply with a legal process served on our website.

    Notification of Changes
    If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on our website so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. If at any point we decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will notify users by way of an email. Users will have a choice as to whether or not we use their information in this different manner. We will use information in accordance with the privacy policy under which the information was collected.

    If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this web site, you can contact us.

    Making Changes/Opting Out
    You may make changes to your personal information at any time or opt out of allowing Living Lands & Waters to share your information as described above and for direct marketing make changes to your personal information at any time by clicking here or calling our office at 309-496-9848.

Charity Navigator

Founded in 2001, Charity Navigator has become the nation's largest and most-utilized evaluator of charities. In their quest to help donors, their team of professional analysts has examined tens of thousands of non-profit financial documents. They've used this knowledge to develop an unbiased, objective, numbers-based rating system to assess over 6,000 of America's best-known and some lesser-known but worthy charities.

Living Lands & Waters is proud to announce that we have received a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, the highest rating available.

Click here to access our Charity Navigator scores.

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