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#BridgeTheGap and explore Rock Creek

Join us and #BridgeTheGap between nature and the city! Each week between now and the end of 2016, we're highlighting a new spot in the Rock Creek watershed so you can get to know this treasure even more AND learn what we're doing to restore it. View the images below to plan an adventure, and be sure to check back with us every Friday to see what's new. 

If you're a social media user, tag any pictures you take in the watershed with #BridgeTheGap so we can see what you're doing!

#BridgeTheGap is our localized spin on REI's #OptOutside campaign, which encourages people to reconnect with the outdoors over the holidays. 

Rock Creek Watershed
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Rock Creek Map Site 2

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Urban Wild Gala 2016

Thank you for making Urban Wild such a memorable evening!

Our annual fundraising gala took place Oct. 8, 2016 at the Embassy of Italy in Washington, DC, and featured food and beverages from fine restaurants; live music and entertainment; and an incredible silent auction featuring outdoor-themed items and experiences. Thanks to the generosity of our guests, we are a step closer to realizing our vision of a vibrant, healthy and sustainable park in the heart of our nation's capital. 

Click through the below gallery to see pictures from this exciting evening!

All photos by Nithabut Photography 

 

 

Estate Planning

Thank you for considering a gift to Rock Creek Conservancy in your estate plan. Bequest contributions are vitally important to the long-term sustainability of the Conservancy and our efforts to protect the health, beauty, and enjoyment of Rock Creek and its tributaries.

We recommend one or a combination of the following clauses for your will. However, we strongly urge you to consult a qualified professional to determine the exact legal language needed to ensure your intentions are clear.

General Bequest:

"I give and bequeath the amount of $ ______ to Rock Creek Conservancy, Federal Identification Number: 20-3874333, located at 4300 Montgomery Avenue, Suite 304, Bethesda, MD 20814, at the time of this writing.

Percentage Bequest:

"I give and bequeath _____ percent of the total value of my estate to Rock Creek Conservancy, Federal Identification Number: 20-3874333, located at 4300 Montgomery Avenue, Suite 304, Bethesda, MD 20814, at this writing.

Bequest of a Residue:

"The rest, residue and remainder of my estate, both real and personal, wherever situated, I give and bequeath to Rock Creek Conservancy, Federal Identification Number: 20-3874333, located at 4300 Montgomery Avenue, Suite 304, Bethesda, MD 20814, at this writing.

Restricted Bequest:

"I give and bequeath to Rock Creek Conservancy, Federal Identification Number: 20-3874333, located at 4300 Montgomery Avenue, Suite 304, Bethesda, MD 20814, the sum of $ _______ to be used for __________ (specify the fund, project, or geographic restriction of your bequest—see below).

If you decide to make a restricted bequest, we ask that you add a contingency clause that reads, "Should funds for this purpose no longer be needed, the bequest may be used for the program that most closely resembles the original restriction, or in an appropriate manner as determined by the Board of Directors."

Should you choose to include us in your estate plans, please let us know so that we can formally recognize your generosity.

We would be glad to talk with you or your advisor about bequest gifts and the Conservancy's mission and programs. Please contact Sarah Mitchell, Director of Development at (301) 579-3105 or smitchell@rockcreekconservancy.org.

Become a Leadership Giver: Olmsted Society

The Olmsted Society is a giving society that honors celebrated landscape architect and planner Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr. Son of the illustrious landscape designer with the same name, Olmsted was a central figure in the City Beautiful movement and known for his lifetime commitment to national parks. Right here, his contributions shaped the legacy for Rock Creek we now enjoy. 


Boulder Bridge Rock Creek ParkOlmsted Society Benefits:

  • Special updates from Rock Creek Conservancy's Executive Director, Matthew Fleischer
  • Listing in the Rock Creek Conservancy's Annual Report
  • A discount on tickets to our exclusive Gala 
  • An invitation to a special event in Rock Creek Park

Become a member of the Olmsted Society with a gift of $1250 or more! Click here to join.