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Where is YOUR Happy Place?  Ours is Spider Lake~

So Please join us in the 

Preserve & Protect Spider Lake Annual Giving Program

For All, and For Future Generations!

As stewards of the Spider Chain of Lakes and watershed you have an opportunity to share in preserving and protecting this beautiful resource for generations to come by contributing to our Annual Giving Program

Your contribution will fund SCLA efforts to combat environmental threats such as Aquatic Invasive Species; preserve the outstanding water quality; and educate our community about long-term conservation solutions.  Contributions may be pledged over 1 to 5 years

What We Do (& What it Costs)

  • Landing (Launch) Monitors - to keep invasive species out: annual budget $30,000; if we have more funds, we can extend the hours of coverage
  • Education - informing Current and Future Lake residents, annual budget $2,000
  • Water Quality Checks & Safety  - buoy management, stumps, and water testing, annual budget $5,000
  • Fishing - insuring healthy fish habitats, annual budget $3,000
  • Conservation  - promoting ways to preserve your environment, including Shoreland Restoration help

learn about the conservancy efforts and SCL Watershed

Our Challenge

In the past, SCLA mission activities were funded with the help of Government grants.  While we will continue to apply for grants, they are no longer as plentiful.  We cannot count on government funds in the future.

If we do not implement a sustainable financial plan we will no longer be able to continue our mission of preserving and protecting our lakes.
AND without a sustainable financial plan, we will lack funds to mitigate invasive species or other new threats to our lake environment. 
View facts regarding Eurasian Milfoil.

We Share a Rare Resource

It's up to us to protect it!  We need your help in raising funds.  Our goal is two fold: (1) to establish an Endowment to provide a consistent source of funds to meet our operating expenses, and (2) to create an Operating Reserve Fund to use in an emergency to mitigate aquatic invasive species or other catastrophic lake events.  Why so much?  Please consider why you love Spider Lake and consider making a meaningful and substantial contribution.

Ways To Donate

CHECK, Credit Card/PayPal: Use the Form at bottom of this page or send a check to SCLA, P.O. Box 1082, Hayward, Wi. 54843.  Note: PayPal charges 2.5% processing fee (and credit card company fees also are deducted) so if you wish to avoid SCLA paying that fee, PLEASE SEND US A CHECK INSTEAD (or "top off your credit card/Pay Pal gift with 2.5% so SCLA receives your total intended gift amount.

SECURITIES or MUTUAL FUNDS:  Directly from your Mutual Fund or Brokerage Account to SCLA's account at Charles Schwab. Click here for details on how to transfer gifts of securities.  Please notify us if you do this so we can properly credit you!

Estate Gift:  Include us in your estate plan: Spider Chain of Lakes Improvement Association, a Wisconsin 501(c) 3 not-for-profit corporation, Hayward, Wisconsin.  TAX I.D.: 39-1480182.  Please let us know ( ATTN: Chair of Philanthropy Committee) if you include us in your estate plan.

USE YOUR IRA DISTRIBUTION:  If you are age 70.5 or older you can donate up to $100,000 per year from your IRA to charitable organizations without having to recognize income on the sums withdrawn on your federal income tax return.  And it counts toward your Required Minimum Distribution! Click here to learn more

Company Matching Gifts:  Ask your H.R. representative if your company will match your gift to SCLA.  Our tax I.D. is 39-1480182.  Address is P.O. Box 1082, Hayward, WI 54843.  Some companies double or triple charitable gifts!  Shop AmazonSmile and Amazon will send 0.5% of your eligible purchases directly to SCLA at no cost to you!

Memorials & Tributes: Celebrate the Life and Love of a loved one by making a donation in their name.  Honor the memory of a loved one who has passed on.  Honor a family member or friend to Celebrate a Birthday or Anniversary.  Please notify us of your tribute (in the Comments section or a note) and if appropriate, the contact information of your loved one so we can send them a notice of your gift.  We will print all Memorials and Tributes in the Spider Lines newsletter.

Our leadership team is available for a conversation with you! For further information email us at or send a note to SCLA, PO Box 1082, Hayward, Wisconsin 54843.  

Help SCLA SUSTAIN a legacy for future generations

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Spider Chain of Lakes Association is a Wisconsin 501(c)3 Corporation. Contributions are tax deductible where allowed by law. SCLA P.O. Box 1082, Hayward, Wisconsin  54843

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PO Box 1082 • Hayward, WI 54843

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