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This #GivingTuesday donate to save southwestern pond turtles! These native turtles are facing serious threats from drought and low water levels. The few pools that offer refuge for these turtles are disappearing, but you can do something about it!

Donate to help establish a permanent solution to deliver fresh water to the refugia ponds turtles occupy. You can help by making a tax-deductible donation below! We need $13,850 to #SaveOurTurtles!

Or mail your tax-deductible contribution to:

RCD of the Santa Monica Mountains
540 S. Topanga Canyon Blvd
Topanga, CA 90290

*Make checks payable to: RCDSMM

How do we know this project will work?

In early September, with the help of 25 passionate volunteers, your RCD was able to deliver life-saving water to rescue desperate and threatened southwestern pond turtles. This native species relies on pools and ponds for food and protection from predators. After delivering over 2,000 gallons of water, we monitored the pools in the following weeks to ensure they remained filled.

This was a short-term solution to a long-term problem, but we have an idea. The RCD wants to install a system that will deliver fresh water to these threatened turtles in dry summer/fall months. But, we need to raise $12,000 to create and install this water delivery system. Will you help?

The RCDSMM can receive tax deductible donations under Internal Revenue Service Code Section 170 (b) and 170 (c) (1). This section says that contributions to a governmental entity are deductible. The RCD may accept all forms of contributions including, but not limited to, gifts, property, cash, stocks and securities.

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