Membership & Donations – Individual, Families or Businesses

Lake Pend Oreille Waterkeeper

Lake Pend Oreille Waterkeeper is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization

A Commitment to Clean Water

You can become a supporting member of Lake Pend Oreille Waterkeeper! Any donation to our organization will automatically make you a member – just choose from one of our classic membership options or donate an amount of your choice.

Our members are the heartbeat of our organization, and your support is critical to sustaining drinkable, fishable and swimmable local waterways for today and long into the future.

Lake Pend Oreille Waterkeeper is a 501(c)3 organization, which means your contributions are also fully tax-deductible.

Your membership dollars fund:

And so much more!


Annual Membership Benefits

Families and Individuals

Daphnia – $25
Student Membership Newsletters & Member events.

Kokanee – $50
Above benefits plus subscription to WATERKEEPER® magazine & a Lake Pend Oreille poster.

Bull Trout – $100
Above benefits plus LPOW T-shirt.

Osprey – $250
Above benefits plus stainless steel water bottle and pint cup.

Become a Sustainable Member

Lake Pend Oreille Waterkeeper is a grass roots organization, in every sense of the term. We have no large corporate sponsors. No huge budget. But, we do have you.

Members like you – those supporting our efforts to ensure Lake Pend Oreille remains swimmable, drinkable, and fishable. They play a crucial role in keeping LPOW running strong. It’s their generosity that helps enhance the quality of life for all who live and work in our communities.

As a member, you’re already making a great effort to aid the LPOW mission. By converting to a Sustainable Membership, you’ll be helping us even more as we strive to make a difference for our magnificent waterways.

​A Sustainable Membership is also easier for you as your donation is automatically applied on a regular basis per the method of payment you choose. Once you decide on an amount, you’re all set until you decide to cancel your membership. Both monthly and annual options are available for sustainable memberships.

Supporting Businesses

All Supporting Businesses receive a special LPOW gift package that includes: the WATERKEEPER® Magazine, an LPOW T-shirt, and level-specific merchandise.

Bull Trout – $100
Acknowledgement in our Quarterly Newsletter.

Osprey – $250
Above plus company logo on our webpage.​​

Defender – $500
Above plus published interview article in our Quarterly Newsletter.


Families, Individuals or Businesses with a desire to make a larger philanthropic commitment to our programs and campaigns should consider membership with the Sentinel’s Club.

Donate & Share the  

Your generous support helps sustain drinkable, fishable, swimmable waters throughout the beautiful Clark Fork/Pend Oreille watershed, for today and many years to come.

As a donor, you are the heartbeat of this organization, and we appreciate each and every gift!

What will my donation support?

Your donations are the driving force behind LPOW’s grassroots advocacy. Each gift gives us the power to take a stand to protect our watershed and its communities.

Your donations fund:

· Citizen Scientist monitoring of our local waterways.
· Educational programming for students.
· Advocacy & action related to threats from hazardous materials transported by rail, sustainable management of aquatic invasive species, and strengthening clean water standards.

Will I receive a receipt for my contribution?

Yes, you will receive a receipt through email. Lake Pend Oreille Waterkeeper is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and your donations are fully tax deductible.

Thank you for all your support!

Join the Sentinels Club

As a Sentinel, you can support the specific projects you’re passionate about or provide broad organizational support to ensure LPOW’s long-term sustainability.

Become a Citizen Scientist!

Become a trained citizen scientist. Collecting water samples is a great way to enjoy time on the water & get involved in active stewardship of our local waterways!