We need your help now. We are ready to buy and install the dock! We have raised $12,000 to date from our members and friends – but we need your support now to achieve our goal of $20,000 so that we can move ahead.
As you may recall, the Swan Creek Rowing Club and Delaware River Recreation Foundation, in cooperation and consultation with our many local partners, are finally moving forward with our vision for the construction of a shared-used dock and boathouse at our current site in Lambertville. After more then ten years of planning and work – we are ready to begin phase one of the project soon. 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.
As you may recall, we surveyed the membership of the Swan Creek Rowing Club about our plans last year – and our membership was overwhelmingly supportive of the project. We made 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 the project. 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 to ask if you have access to matching funds from your, or your spouse’s employer. 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 remainder of $280,000 needed for the Boathouse. We have attached renderings of both the dock and boathouse so 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. To make a tax-deductible gift to the project – please go to PayPal and click on the “send” tab then select “Friends or Family” – and then make your gift to: DRRF@Comcast.net. Or, if you would prefer, you can mail a check to:
The Delaware River Recreation Foundation, P.O. Box 691, Lambertville, NJ 08530
Please feel free to email 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,
Swan Creek Rowing Club
Delaware River Recreation Foundation