Boathouse and Dock Project

Swan Creek Rowing Club and Delaware River Recreation Foundation, in cooperation with its many local partners, are finally moving forward with the planning and construction of a shared-use Dock and Boathouse at our current site in Lambertville. After more than ten years of planning and work, we are ready to begin phase one of the project in 2016. We intend to purchase and install a rowing dock just downriver of the boat ramp. This important first step will provide safe, efficient and stable access to the river for launching and recovery. It will also demonstrate to the larger community our serious intent as we move closer to phase II of the project – the construction of our multi-purpose boathouse in 2017.

(Images courtesy of Matt Jezyk)

Details of the proposed Boathouse & Dock project were presented during the Membership meeting held earlier this month. Below is a link to view the presentation slides which were reviewed during the meeting. You may also recall that we surveyed the membership of the Swan Creek Rowing Club about our plans this year, and our membership was overwhelmingly supportive of the project. We made it clear that initial funding would need to come from those that would benefit most from the the dock and boathouse – you – our rowers.

We are writing now to ask for your financial support for this project. The Board of DRRF has already pledged $8,000 towards the Phase I goal of $20,000 and now we are asking you to support this project, too. Would you consider making a gift of $250, $500 or even $1,000? Any amount raised above the $20,000 goal will be set aside for Phase II – the Boathouse. We also want request that if you have access to matching funds from your, or your spouse’s employer, please take advantage of this benefit. This is a wonderful way to double or even triple your gift.

The total budget for both phases of the project is $300,000 – with $20,000 required for the dock and the remaining $280,000 needed for the Boathouse. You can view renderings of both the dock and boathouse by utilizing the link, below, where you can see how exciting and impactful both will be on our future and our desire to activate the riverfront.

Simply put, we cannot do this without you. You can make a tax-deductible gift to the project through PayPal, if you are a member, by logging in to PayPal, clicking on “Make a Gift to a Friend” and make your gift to: Or, if you would prefer, you can mail a check to:

The Delaware River Recreation Foundation, P.O. Box 691
Lambertville, NJ 08530

For your convenience, we are also in the process of setting up a credit card donation process, so be on the lookout for that information in the very near future.

Please feel free to contact either of us with any questions or suggestions. Thank you for your generous support and for unwavering commitment to our shared vision.

With warm regards,

Richard Park
President President
Swan Creek Rowing Club

Jim Berwick
Delaware River Recreation Foundation

To View the Dock & Boathouse Campaign Presentation – Please Click Here: Dock & Boathouse Presentation

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