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February 22, 2014

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February 22, 2014

This organization has alerted my family to so many causes worth supporting within our wetlands, rivers and oceans. They are helping save some of the wonders of this beautiful country and I recommend them.
The Ocean River Institute website is filled with helpful information and petitions. I
thank them for all their passion to preserve what we love!!

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Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

February 8, 2014

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February 8, 2014

People like me are happy that the OCEAN RIVER INSTITUTE INC. acts with experience, sense of responsibility and a huge commitment for that sector of our common world. I sign each petition I am able and allowed to.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

...something make easier for foreigners who want to help by signing petitions - maybe an extra list?

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

No

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

February 7, 2014

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February 7, 2014

They are great at what they do and I always sign their petitions.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Nothing

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No

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

February 7, 2014

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February 7, 2014

I first became aware of the Ocean River Institute through the website of Care2Action, where I had signed one of many petitions that come to me on an almost daily basis. I inadvertently allowed the check in the box to remain in there which permitted the Ocean River Institute to send messages and communications to me about their actions and efforts to carry out their fine environmental mission.
From the messages and petitions that I have read so far from them, I feel that they are a sincere, organized, and dedicated non-profit entity that earnestly struggles against the heavy, encroaching forces that seek to wrest control over most aspects of Americans' ties to our national resources of waterways, land, plants, animals, and air. I think that the Ocean River Institute, from what I've seen so far, has a proper angle to focus its efforts, not too broad and not too narrow. They are focusing on the health of our waterways. Nothing is more important than having clean, healthy waterways. Only having relatively clean, breathable air equals this pressing need. The Ocean River Institute is dedicated to shouldering this fight against the multitude of individuals and corporations who ignorantly believe that one can blatantly despoil our nation's waterways for the sake of resource extraction and profit, and still maintain a healthy and happy standard of living for people and plants and animals alike.

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How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Some

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

February 7, 2014
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February 7, 2014
1 person found this review helpful

America and the world at large needs more non-profits like ORI to help us save one of our most precious commodities - clean water. Humans & all other life on earth can not survive without clean water. ORI does a wonderful non-political job of gathering information and offering opportunities to participate in this monumental effort of saving our oceans, rivers and lakes for future generations.

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Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

October 21, 2010
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October 21, 2010
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I wrote a letter to the Boston Globe after reading ORI's report about that paper's nod to the plan to pave a section of the Chelsea Creek rather than reclaim it as viable salt marsh. I live on a coastal marsh near New Haven, CT which is able to co-exist with our big port city commerce, but it takes community push-back and vigilance to keep the balance steady. Water resources tie us all together. ORI's outreach via email was what alerted me to the Boston issue and it's grassroots communication like this that can help marshall the voices to oppose powers that would always prefer to "pave paradise".

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fast and personal response

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I wouldn't.

August 6, 2010

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August 6, 2010

Thank you ORI for bringing attention to our ocean and water systems! They are badly neglected and we are destroying them at an alarming rate. More attention must be paid to our most precious resource after air: water.

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I have been moved by the stories they tell about what is going on with our oceans politically and scientifically.

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About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

July 2, 2010

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July 2, 2010

RE: ORI “ You seem to need a lot of reassurance. You should know by now that you are all awesome!!! Thank you for caring so deeply about all these important health, safety and environmental issues!”

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Making me aware of some of the World's important issues, especially in regard to the environment, and also keeping me informed of their success in achieving their goals.

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Re: ORI “ You seem to need a lot of reassurance. You should know by now that you are all awesome!!! Thank you for caring so deeply about all these important health, safety and environmental issues!”

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

June 24, 2010

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June 24, 2010

In a time when we are fighting for our environment, on both the land and the sea, it is good to know that our waters have advocates like you. We have to develope our own "special interest groups" to protect, renew, and help sustain our precious waters. They have sustained us for eons. You are a very special group of people, who stand up with integrity and take on those special interests who have proven themselves souless, and will destroy indescriminantly for profit while many of our leaders look the other way. Please do not allow anything to stop you from carrying on this work. We need you.

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Reading of the battles and the victories of your organization, as well as the saga of the day to day, on-going work needed to sustain the momentum. It is inspiring, and an incentive to keep going with my on efforts.

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About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

May 18, 2010

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May 7, 2010

The Ocean River Institute listens locally and then assists local groups or addresses local environmental/wildlife challenge by networking through the internet. I learned that the British Virgin Island... more

May 18, 2010

ORI has successfully mounted campaigns to protect the rivers, marshes and bays in the locales that I care about. I work seasonally in both the US Virgin Islands and on Cape Cod, where water quality and its affect on the environment are constant concerns. In the 20-something years I've lived on St John I've seen environmental consciousness slowly rising as run-off and pollution accelerates. And in my 40 years of life on Cape Cod, I've seen the ecology learning-curve rise sharply, but perhaps too late. ORI addresses local issues, like mine, and brings my concerns, including the illegal dumping of ocean dredged materials and dumping of demolition debris, to a much larger audience. It helps me to stay at it when our local concerns are shared by people living far away. I am glad to know ORI is there and to be networked with so many other concerned citizens.

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ORI always responds promptly to my communications.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

May 7, 2010

The Ocean River Institute listens locally and then assists local groups or addresses local environmental/wildlife challenge by networking through the internet. I learned that the British Virgin Islands, which I had visited many years ago, was being threatened by three of the world's largest developers. They were told by BVI government that they could disregard all environmental regulations to expedite building. I was heartened to learn that Islanders had rallied, created the Virgin Island Environmental Council (VIEC) and stood up to the largest developers in the world to protect the last remnants of wildness. The London-based barristers agreed to work probono, but needed their travel expenses paid. For not a whole lot of money I was able enable VIEC to have the legal defense they deserved, and stop developers from buying their way to ecological destruction. Winning in Court has established the VIEC as the environmental conscience that developers would be wise to consult to be sure that natural treasures are not destroyed. ORI let me be a big fish in a small pond and perhaps leave a lasting legacy. Thanks to weekly ORI eAlerts I can keep informed of new challenges and opportunities to make a difference, events and letter writing campaigns. Most often a small donation is all ORI needs, small donations made by many quickly.

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helping to protect environments and save wildlife by seeing my own written remarks delivered with others to national decision-makers.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

being part of vast network of environmentally concerned individuals and of grassroots groups working on issues in their neighborhoods.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Staff and volunteers really enjoy what they we do. The quality of individuals I met in the British Virgin Island, the relationship built are more fullfilling than are the incremental, never ending, environmental work.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

assist a great number of grassroots, place-based groups who are currently struggling to do much with little-a fund to overcome episodic setbacks and opportunities.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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