Environmental Stewardship’s efforts to protect the rural character of our region, the environment of the lower Colorado River basin and Texas Gulf Coast depend on donations from our supporting foundations and individual stewards. Please keep in mind that our foundation support is limited by IRS rules that require 30% of our support to come from individual donors like you, so your donations mean a lot to us!

Soon, Environmental Stewardship must decide whether to take on the Herculean efforts necessary to protest these permits in contested case hearings before the State Office of Administrative Hearings (SOAH).  These cases require not only legal counsel — writing legal briefs to make our arguments and representing us in the formal hearings — but also expert witnesses to ensure that the science we bring to these cases is sound, accurate, and comes from scientists whose opinions are respected in the state, and by the courts.   


This will primarily be a financial decision. We are certainly willing to make the effort, but we need your financial support to do so.  This is an expensive process ($75,000-$100,000) that involves several years of litigation.   


— But Our River is at Risk —

In response we are launching the STAND FOR OUR RIVER AND BAYS campaign to see if we have the support necessary to sustain such an effort.  


THIS IS WHAT WE ASK OF YOU:  Please consider establishing an automatic monthly (or periodic) donation plan to ensure Environmental Stewardship has the financial strength to sustain this Herculean effort. Your ongoing donation of $20, $50, $100, $250, $500 — or an amount of your choice — will greatly strengthen our ability to move forward on this effort!   Without a predictable, dependable flow of funds, we will not be able to commit to the decisions that will put us in a favorable position to win on the merits of our cases.


Please join us in this Herculean effort by becoming a Sustaining Steward!


By becoming a sustaining steward today you can be sure that your voice will be heard through our involvement in state and local activities that influence public policies in our communities. You will know that you are helping to protect our precious groundwater, surface water, and marine resources. You will be contributing to our education and outreach efforts aimed at encouraging responsible stewardship.

We are grateful to have generous support from individuals like you!  

Thank you!

Please consider making a tax-deductible donation today!


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Environmental Stewardship is an IRS 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization and donations are tax-deductible.

Donations may also be made by mailing a check payable to:

Environmental Stewardship
P.O. Box 1423
Bastrop, TX 78602

Create an account in “iGive” and support Environmental Stewardship while shopping at your favorite online stores. Once you sign up, be sure to select Environmental Stewardship from the list of charities then download the browser extension to iGive. That’s all there is to it! When you complete your purchase from stores like Lowe’s, Target, Walmart or PetCo, to name a few, a portion of your purchase will be donated to our cause. Share the QR Code with your friends and that way, can help us out. All by purchasing something for want of need. It works just like AmazonSmile used to, but stores donate a much larger percentage of your purchase price to us. It’s a win-win!

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Thank you for becoming a sustaining steward!