East Hartford Hockanum River cleanup groupYou can support CRC through your workplace.

Pull together an employee group to participate in the Source to Sea Cleanup, have your employer to match your contribution or designate CRC as a beneficiary in your workplace campaign.

Matching Gifts

Many businesses also have their own workplace giving or matching gift programs by which employees can designate a payroll deduction amount to go to the non-profit of their choice or have their donation to a non-profit matched by their employer.

You may be able to have your gift matched by asking your employer. Please contact your company’s personnel department to find out whether your employer has such a program. Companies contributing to CRC as part of an employer match include:

Ensign Bickford, Inc.
United Health Group
United Technologies

Employee Group Projects

A wide range of businesses participate in the annual Source to Sea Cleanup. For more information about the Cleanup and how your company can help, contact Nicole Reigle, Development Coordinator & Data Ranger, at nreigle@ctriver.org or 413-772-2020, ext. 221. Groups participating in recent years include:

All American Waste

Carando Foods

CME Associates

Coca-Cola Refreshments

Cold River Materials

Connecticut State Dive Team

Corona’s Used Auto Parts


Eastern Mountain Sports, Hadley, MA

Fairlee Marine

First Light Power Resources

GEI Consultants

Hartford Steam Boiler

Ibex Outdoor Clothing

King Arthur Flour

Lane Construction

Maritime Program Group

Milone & MacBroom

Moosewood Ecological

NRG Middletown Power

Parsons Brinkerhoff

Pratt & Whitney



UIL Holdings Corp.

United Water

USA Hauling

Whole Foods Stores, West Harford and Glastonbury, CT

Workplace Giving Campaigns

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Connecticut River Watershed Council is a member of EarthShare New England and 1% For the Planet

Another easy and effective way to support the work of Connecticut River Watershed Council is through workplace giving, where you simply pledge an automatic payroll deduction from each paycheck.  Through our partnership with EarthShare New England and 1% For the Planet, employees at hundreds of public and private organizations can donate through payroll contributions. Find out if your employer has a workplace giving campaign that includes EarthShare here.

If you are interested in starting an employee engagement program that involves EarthShare New England at your employer, please contact Nicole Reigle, Development Coordinator & Data Ranger, at nreigle@ctriver.org or 413-772-2020, ext. 221

Giving as a Federal Employee

As a member of EarthShare New England, Connecticut River Watershed Council participates annually in the largest workplace giving campaign in the nation – the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) for employees of the federal government and the U.S. military. If you are a federal government or military employee and would like to give to Connecticut River Watershed Council through the CFC, please enter CFC code #68414 on your pledge card during the next fund drive.

Giving as a Public Sector Employee

State of Massachusetts employees, including University of Massachusetts Amherst employees, can donate to the Connecticut River Watershed Council with COMECC or UMACC code #104777.  More information can be found here: COMECC or UMACC.

State of Connecticut employees can donate to Connecticut River Watershed Council with CSEC code # 8614Click here for more info.

Giving Through Your United Way Campaign

If your company offers a United Way campaign and EarthShare New England is not listed in your company’s annual giving campaign brochure, you may still donate to EarthShare New England and any of its member organizations by writing the name of the organization in a “donor choice” option.  Many campaigns allow you to write in the name of any eligible, tax-exempt charity that has 501(c)(3) designation by the IRS. EarthShare runs successfully side-by-side with United Way in hundreds of campaigns across the country.

If you are interested in starting a campaign in your business, please call Nicole Reigle, Development Coordinator & Data Ranger, at or 413-772-2020, ext. 221 or send her an email.