Support RPA!

As you know, healthy, intact forests and wetlands are vital to our well being and that of many other living things. You also know that it takes teamwork and vision to safeguard our natural areas.


The Rensselaer Plateau Alliance has been working since 2008 to conserve the woods, rivers, and wetlands of the Rensselaer Plateau from development and fragmentation. Over the past decade, the elbow grease of many caring individuals like you has paid off – nearly 12,000 acres on the Plateau have been conserved. We have big visions for the future and there is more work to be done.

Rensselaer Plateau Alliance, Inc.

PO Box 790, Averill Park, NY 12018

(518) 712-9211

Tax ID: 94-3444825


Donate Stock

A gift of stock can provide you with financial and tax benefits while helping RPA. Please contact our executive director Jim Bonesteel, or (518) 712-9211 for more information.

Make a Qualified Charitable Distribution from your IRA

If you are 70½ years or older and must take the Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) from your IRA, a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) could be used to satisfy the RMD by making a direct, trustee-to-trustee transfer to RPA. By doing so, the RMD will not be reported as income thus lowering your taxable income. Talk to your financial advisor, IRA custodian or accountant to determine if this would work for you.

Planned Giving

If you’d like to help ensure a bright future on Rensselaer Plateau, with forests and wetlands protected and accessible, consider making a planned gift. Options for planned giving include leaving a gift of any size in your will or making a planned donation of real estate. Your attorney may ask for our Tax ID: 94-3444825. If you’d like to discuss options, please contact executive director Jim Bonesteel at (518) 712–9211 or for a confidential discussion. If you’ve already included the Rensselaer Plateau Alliance in your will, we’d love to hear about it so we can thank you in person.

Go Shopping

We encourage you to support your small local businesses, but if you do shop online, you can help by choosing Rensselaer Plateau Alliance with Amazon Smile and/or Giving Assistant. RPA will then get a small percentage every time you shop.


There is plenty of work to be done in support of RPA's mission! We have all sorts of volunteer opportunities, and we would be happy to work with you to find the right one for you. To learn more, visit our Volunteer page.

Thank You!

Your support means so much. Thank you! If you have any questions about ways to support us or further your support please contact us at (518) 712-9211 or We also encourage you to join our mailing list to get the latest news and event updates.