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How we support the community...

Public Health

with land conservation projects that protect the tree canopy and wetlands, critical natural filters for our air and water. Land conservation also preserves places like Garvin Brown Preserve where children can safely run, play and experience nature outdoors.

Our Economy

through advocacy for smart urban development and the preservation of small working farms. Unplanned suburban development can reduce the loss of fertile farmland, thereby driving small farmers out of business, reducing our access to local food, and increasing our dependence on mass-farmed GMO products.

Our Enjoyment

of the Ohio River Corridor with a sense of place and community through preservation of places that are unique to the area.

The River Corridor would look very different today if River Fields did not exist. Very different.

Here are just a few ways you have made a difference by supporting River Fields:

  • A sand and gravel company with barges loading on the River would have been close to West Point, one of the oldest towns in Kentucky and a critical Civil War fort.
  • A strip mall and a two-story glass and steel used car lot would be on River Road between Zorn Avenue and Mockingbird Valley Road.
  • Garvin Brown Preserve would not exist.
  • A coal-processing plant could have been situated on the River between Beargrass Creek and Zorn Avenue.
  • Over 2,200 acres would be open for development.

Your generous support will enable us to:

  • Lead land conservation and historic preservation in the river corridor
  • Apply for accreditation
  • Increase stewardship of over 2,200 acres, preserved forever

The positive outcome of our endeavors will remain long after we are gone —and the river will still be here, giving future generation’s fresh water, beauty, strength and a sense of place.

Donate Money

Donate at any level and you’ll become a River Fields member giving you access to our newsletters, invitations to special events, and first dibs on our tours and volunteer days. No matter how you choose to give, you’ll receive prompt acknowledgment and gratitude for your gift. Donate today!

Volunteer Your Time

There’s always a project needing assistance around here. To find out how you can help and to get on our volunteer list, please email us. We always need a little more help!

Donate Land

We wouldn’t be here without landowners who care about the future of the Ohio River region. Explore how your property can benefit our region. Learn more about how donating land benefits you and the nature you love, and contact Conservation Consultant Ben Miles to get the conversation started.

Donate Stock

It’s easy to make a gift of stock to River Fields—and there are big benefits to you. A gift of appreciated stock allows you to make a larger contribution than a cash donation; it also helps you save on taxes. If you have any questions or need additional help with your stock transfer, please email Vanessa Castle.

Wills, Trusts, And Other Gifts

There are many ways to give to River Fields that benefits to our region and delivers tax benefits to you. Our planned giving brochure highlights some of the most common (and easiest) ways to leave a legacy. If you have questions about planned giving please contact us.

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