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Your contributions help us keep doing what we do. Click the donate button below to make a donation. PayPal, all major credit and debt cards are accepted.
Membership benefits include receiving our monthly bulletin with news about the lake.
The Lake Merritt Institute is a 501(c)(3) organization. All contributions are tax deductible to the full extent of the law and support the Institute and its programs. Our IRS tax ID is EIN 94-3214160.
Donors may designate contributions for specific projects, if so desired.
If you prefer to send in your donation by mail, download the membership form, print it out and complete the form. Please address you envelope to:
The Lake Merritt Institute
568 Bellevue Avenue
Oakland, CA 94610
Volunteers meet at the Institute office, on the 2nd floor of the Boating Center, 568 Bellevue Avenue, next to the parking lot, in Lakeside Park. The office entrance is up the stairs behind the Boathouse office at the end of the building.
Volunteers usually work for between two and three hours during a shift. Gloves are provided. Individuals who have been trained may also work alone using one of the four “U-Clean-It” boxes around the Lake where you will find gloves, trash bags, barrels, nets, directions and sign in sheet.
NOTE: Only trained volunteers may access and use the U-clean it boxes. Please call or email the office to make an appointment for training at 510-238-2290 or email@example.com. Email is preferred.
The U-Clean It Boxes are located:
- Near Grand Avenue & Harrison intersection
- Between The Lake Chalet restaurant and the Cameron Stanford House along Lakeside Drive
- At the E. 18th St. and Lakeshore Drive dock
- Next to the columns structure, at the end of the Lake between Grand Avenue and Lakeshore Drive.
Reservations are not required for most events; just wear old clothes, meet us at the office, or work on your own.