For many members and friends of the Council, making a bequest to CRC is one of the easiest and most meaningful ways to make a gift. Through your Will or estate plan, you can designate CRC as a beneficiary of a portion of your estate, or to receive specific assets.

Designating CRC as a beneficiary in your Will costs nothing now. Yet it will give you the pleasure and satisfaction of ensuring the continued safekeeping of our river for years and for future generations.

Bequests can be significant sources of funding. You will allow CRC to continue its stewardship of the river far into the future – a legacy that keeps on giving.

Your unrestricted bequest will help be used where it is most needed to protect the river. If you are interested in restricting your gift, please discuss your interests with Corey Kurtz. You may reach her at 413-772-2020, ext. 202 or by e-mail at

Please note: CRC maintains its legal name, Connecticut River Watershed Council, and all planned gifts must reference that legal name.  Therefore, existing bequests or other planned gifts which list Connecticut River Watershed Council are correct, and need not be revised.

Please let us know about your legacy gift to the Council so that we may welcome you into the Long River Society.