If you have — or create — a PayPal account, Water Words will set up a simple membership form like this at no charge. If you use a more sophisticated system to collect money over the Internet, there will be an extra charge for us to add the forms to your website. Here is a sample:

Join the Fictional Valley Conservancy

The Fictional Valley Conservancy (FVC) is a non-profit, grassroots membership organization that works to preserve the clean water and air and natural places of the valley we love.

The Conservancy keeps the valley a clean and healthy place to raise a family -- and our members make the Conservancy strong! Our members come out and get their hands dirty at our trash cleanups, water pollution testing days, and other events. But every member makes a difference -- even if you never show up for an event!

The more members we have, the more seriously elected officials take us when we bring issues to their attention. Your membership dues help provide matching funds that allow us to compete for grants.

When you become a member of the Conservancy, you are making an investment in the future of your valley. Becoming a member of FVC will provide you with many opportunities to experience our valley in new ways through our outings and tours, to make friends with others who share your interests.

Membership benefits:

All members receive the following benefits:
  • The right to vote for our board -- or stand for election yourself
  • Our quarterly print newsletter, Voice of the Valley
  • Monthly email updates 
  • Invitations to our annual gala
  • Discounts for the whole family on our nature walks and canoe trips
  • An attractive bumper sticker, which gives you free parking at our nature center
  • A really good feeling about being part of something and making a difference!
Guardians, Heroes, and Superheroes may elect to be recognized in our annual report and on the "Wall of Fame" at our nature center.

To become a member, select your membership level below and then complete the transaction via PayPal. If you don’t have a PayPal account already, select the option to pay as a guest.