Help support activities sponsored by the New England Coastal Wildlife Alliance by making a tax deductible donation today.
NECWA is a 501(c)3 organization and all donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. Make a general donation to NECWA or specify the project you would like to support from the list below. NECWA is an all-volunteer nonprofit so 100% of any donation goes back into our many projects and activities. NECWA thanks you for your generosity and continued support.
Projects your money will help support:
Marine Wildlife Research Project
This project is a collaboration with Bridgewater State University and Plymouth Whale Watching. upper level high school students, undergraduate and graduate students participate in NECWA's internship program A humpback whale doing a chin breach. Photo courtesy of NECWA.study humpback and finback whales in Massachusetts Bay and Cape Cod Bay aboard Plymouth Whale Watching. Your support will help NECWA purchase the necessary field equipment as well as provide small stipends to participating interns.
New England Basking Shark and Ocean Sunfish Project
A community-sighting network that trains public volunteers to report sightings of basking sharks and ocean sunfish in New England waters. NECWA staff also respond to ocean sunfish strandings that occur along the shores of Cape Cod Bay each fall and early winter.
Southcoast Terrapin Project
This project is focused on the Diamondback terrapin, a threatened species of marsh turtle found in southeastern Massachusetts. This project is in collaboration with Mass Audubon at Wellfleet Bay as well as local residence in Mattapoisett, Marion, Wareham, Bourne and Pocasset. The focus of this long-term study is to better understand the biology and ecology of this elusive species and to identify and protect areas important to nesting females.
Marine Science Internships
NECWA offers internships in the field of marine science to both high school and college students. NECWA staff provide hands-on field experiences as well as laboratory and office opportunities to interns thereby creating a comprehensive and meaningful program in many areas of marine science. There is only one way to learn and that is to do and NECWA provides the experiences and opportunities needed for these young professionals to move forward in their fields of interest.
The Nature Connection
This project focuses on helping to better connect the general public, especially young children, with the unique coastal marine organisms that share our coastlines. Your support will allow NECWA to purchase nets, scopes and other necessary equipment for these types of outdoor nature programs that help connect learners of all ages with coastal marine habitats.
Classroom and Community Presentations
Your support will allow us to continue to offer reasonably priced programs and free presentations to the general public and to students of all ages. One fun program is our Inflatable Salt, where we bring in a life-size inflatable of Salt, the most famous and loved humpback whale that was first seen in 1976. Kids can go inside Salt to view internal structures and can walk around her and learn about the key pigmentation patterns and body features that are unique to Salt and are used to identify her in the field.
Educational Festivals and Events
NECWA attends many local festivals and events in New England as a way of getting the word out about the uniqueness of our coastal marine wildlife. Your support will allow NECWA to sponsor an educational booth that distributes free educational material and provides hands-on learning activities for festival participants.
Inflatable Basking Shark
How better to get across the immense size of a basking shark then by displaying a full-sized model on a lawn or in a classroom. Your support will help NECWA raise the money needed to secure the services of a local artist as she creates a life-sized basking shark that can be inflated using a small fan.
Team Mola and Team Sea Turtle
NECWA staff are trained volunteers for a number of local marine stranding centers in southeastern Massachusetts. NECWA also has established and maintains our own rescue and research teams comprised of NECWA staff working alongside concerned and interested community members of all ages. Team Mola is our rescue and research group that focuses on the ocean sunfish, a large and unusual-looking fish that strands along the shores of New England in late summer and fall. Team Sea Turtle is NECWA's rescue and research group that focuses on endangered sea turtles that become trapped inside Cape Cod Bay and strand along the northern shores of the Cape each fall and early winter. Your support will help NECWA purchase needed equipment and supplies to support our rescue and research efforts.
To support our research, educational and conservation activities, please donate online or through the mail.
To donate through the mail, send a check or money order to:
NECWA - New England Coastal Wildlife Alliance
11 Clarence Soule Drive
Middleboro, MA 02346
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