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If you believe that the pristine nature and quality of life in our area is worth protecting, we need your help. Whether you volunteer your time or not, this battle requires money. First Wind is a huge corporation with deep pockets, filled largely with our tax dollars. They have dozens of full time professionals who are paid to do everything they can to see that we fail and they prevail. We at PPDLW are all volunteers who receive no compensation whatsoever. EVERY DOLLAR YOU DONATE GOES 100% DIRECTLY TO PRESERVING THE DOWNEAST LAKES WATERSHED. Won't you please help us with a donation?

There are three ways that you can donate:

Although PPDLW is legally registered as a nonprofit, we have do not have tax exempt status. Therefore donations made directly to PPDLW are NOT tax deductible. If that doesn't matter to you, then making a donation is simple. Just make your personal check payable to PPDLW and mail it to our Treasurer:

Eric Lane
1507 Royalborough Rd.
Durham, ME 04222

If the tax deduction IS important to you there is a slightly different procedure. We have arranged a "fiscal sponsorship" with a tax-exempt group called Resources for Organizing and Social Change (ROSC). This sponsorship allows ROSC to process checks on our behalf. They send us 99% of the donation, keeping 1% as their processing fee.

In order for your donation to be legally tax-deductible we ask that you make your check payable to "ROSC" and write "PPDLW" on the memo line. Mail your check to the same address shown above. We will then receive 99% of your donation while you receive 100% deductibility as a charitable donation.


You can also make a donation online using PayPal. You do not have to have a PayPal account. You can donate using your credit card without establishing an account. Just click on the orange Donate button that appears on the left side of every page.

We recognize that many of us are struggling financially these days. We will appreciate your donation all the more. If you can't contribute financially, we hope you will help us out by getting involved in other ways. Click on the "Get Involved" button at the top of this page to learn how.

If you agree with our cause, now is the time to act.
We can't sit idly by waiting for someone else to stop this travesty.
It is up to us!