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SEA TURTLE - Yeoman Ranger

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$5
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Hello! … and thank you SOOOO much for your donation.

You are now a valued protector of the environment, patron of nature and listed on our website as an honorary Yeoman Class Ranger.

  • Honorary Ranger Certificate* and Patron Listing on Website
  • Image Posts without Watermarks

ANGELFISH - Ensign Ranger

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$10
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Of course you are an ANGEL! Everything in the previous tier, PLUS: For your valued support at this level, you'll be listed as an Angelfish on the website and our Ebook publications about Mandahl and the Virgin Islands environment.

  • Tier Credit in Ebooks published during life of contribution

RED-TAILED HAWK - Lt. Ranger

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$20
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Ten-Hut! Officer on deck!

Welcome, Lieutenant to our humble tropical wetland. As a small group of West Indian environmental volunteers, your help is essential to our mission.

You get all the perks of the previous tiers; plus our reusable canvas shopping/tote bag* that reduces landfill waste and encourages others to think wisely about the environment; plus patron Tier listing 'Your Name' Supporting Producer credit in two video shorts per year. Thank you, Officer!

*Tote bag delivered after 3 months continuous support. Video producer credit earned after each six months continuous support.
  • Honorary Ranger Certificate* and Patron Listing on Website
  • Named as a Supporting Producer - 2 Videos Annually
Exclusive Organic Tote Bag
Fulfilled by Patreon
You'll get a reusable shopping bag to help the environment!

OSPREY - Commander

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$25
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This is so awesome! As a Commander you now oversee wetland cleanups!

At this level we can start offsetting costs of clean-up gear and supplies (gloves, trash bags, sorting bins, dump fees, etc). Your help is so profound that we'll list you as a wetland clean-up sponsor on our website and in our newsletter plus send you a certificate; and you get monthly royalty-free wildlife stock images you can use in anything from school projects to work presentations to business promotion! Of course you also retain the benefits of the previous tiers.
  • Wetland Clean-up Sponsor: Website & Newsletter Credit plus Certificate
  • Royalty-Free Wildlife Stock Images - 10 pics mo.
Exclusive Organic Tote Bag
Fulfilled by Patreon
You'll get a reusable shopping bag to help the environment!

DOLPHIN - Eco-Captain

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$50
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Oh, Captain, my Eco-Captain! Our fearful trip is far from done, but with your lead and tidings brought, the Eco-war can yet be won!

Your support at this level is incredible! We'll sweeten our thanks with benefits from all the other tiers PLUS:
  • A website block ad on ClimateChangeVI.org for the life of your donation;
  • A Camp Umoja T-shirt (after 3 month's support); and;
  • All of our e-books for free.
  • Website Block Ad on ClimateChangeVI.org
  • All E-books Free
Exclusive Merch
Fulfilled by Patreon
Includes
  • Exclusive Hoodie - We'll send you a gift for each three months of your support!
  • Exclusive T-shirt - We'll send you a gift for each three months of your support!
  • Exclusive Organic Tote Bag - We'll send you a gift for each three months of your support!
  • Exclusive Mug - We'll send you a gift for each three months of your support!

4-STARFISH - Eco-General

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$75
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We are absolutely stunned by your 4-starfish level of support!
In addition to everything in the previous tiers:
  • You get a research track, research equipment, research zone or observation station named after you;
  • You'll get Contributing Sponsor credits on our video shorts;
  • A banner ad in addition to your block ad on our website;
  • We'll put your name/pic on a sign at a wetland cleanup, give you a shout out in the video report and send you a Clean-up Sponsor certificate;  PLUS,
  • We'll send you the Camp Umoja ceramic mug to help you reduce paper and plastic waste.
  • Name a research track, research equipment, research zone or observation station after you (requires 1 year of support)
  • Website Banner Ad on ClimateChangeVI.org
  • Pic of your name on a sign at a wetland clean-up, video report shout out & Certificate
  • Contributing Sponsor Credit on video shorts produced during the life of your donation (Shorts are 5 min. or less)
Exclusive Merch
Fulfilled by Patreon
Includes
  • Exclusive Hoodie - We'll send you a gift for each three months of your support!
  • Exclusive T-shirt - We'll send you a gift for each three months of your support!
  • Exclusive Organic Tote Bag - We'll send you a gift for each three months of your support!
  • Exclusive Mug - We'll send you a gift for each three months of your support!

ORCA - Eco-Admiral

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$100
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Holy moley … the Admiral's coming!!! You are the Alpha donor, represented by our Orca, the Alpha of Alphas on earth.

You are also an Ocean Clean-up Sponsor and we'll take an underwater pic/video of your name (you can also send us your picture) on a sign at an underwater cleanup.

We are so astonished by your generosity that we'll name you sponsor of a robotic exploration mission, contributing sponsor on all shorts and features, give you sponsor credits in all E-books published during your donation.

You also sponsor a low-income youth's E-Rangers membership for a year with a scholarship in your name (requires 1 year's support).
  • Named sponsor of a robotic exploration of an air or submarine zone (Requires 1 year of support)
  • Contributing Sponsor credit on all video Shorts and Features produced during the life of your donation
  • Contributing Sponsor credit on all E-books produced during the life of your donation
  • Scholarship in your name for a low-income youth's annual E-Ranger membership (Sponsor Certificate & Website Credit) Requires 1 year of support.
  • Ocean Clean-up Sponsor – Underwater pic/video of your name on a sign at an underwater clean-up; video report shout-out & Certificate
Exclusive Merch
Fulfilled by Patreon
Includes
  • Exclusive Organic Tote Bag - We'll send you a gift for each three months of your support!
  • Exclusive Hoodie - We'll send you a gift for each three months of your support!
  • Exclusive T-shirt - We'll send you a gift for each three months of your support!
  • Exclusive Mug - We'll send you a gift for each three months of your support!

About Climate Change V.I.


Be A Part of Something Green®

Help Wetlands Ecosystems Research
by supporting non-profit
EPA award-winning
environmental programs & documentaries!

The basic mission of Camp Umoja Non-profit Eco-Learning Center is to provide a location where the community - from newborn to our elders - can come and just commune with nature ... To be at one, to be at peace, with nature ... to learn to appreciate, to become invigorated with all that is here for us to enjoy. Our motto is "Unity with nature promotes unity among men".

Hello, Nature Fans!
I am Karl Callwood, creator of the wildlife documentaries and images you will be viewing here through ClimateChangeVI.org - the Environmental Heritage Education and Cultural Outreach division of the Camp Umoja Non-profit Eco-education Center abutting Mandahl Bay, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.

It is my dream that everything we continue to learn about nature in this wonderful mangrove Eco-system of Mandahl Bay, be free and available for anyone to access, regardless of income. This means that I will not be restricting any content behind a paywall. Anyone will be able to see every Eco-system post as they are created by clicking "Follow" and signing up.

If you happen to deem our work worthy and can contribute to our cause, your dollars will go a long way. You'll be able to watch your credited patronage work in real time.

Your dollars directly support Camp Umoja's non-profit environmental conservation and education programs. Most importantly, you help me keep what I learn every day about our environmental available free to all people, regardless of income or physical ability to wander our Virgin Islands wilderness.

In return for your totally AWESOME contribution, you will be credited on the website according to your tier. At certain tiers you get credit as documentary producer! PLUS ... free gifts mailed to you every three months! It is our hope that we can expose you to something new about nature in our unique Caribbean island location.

We have included for you a number of benefits depending upon your Tier level of donation. Be certain to read each tier!

IMPORTANT NOTE:
♦ Both Day and Overnight Camping continues to be suspended at Camp Umoja as repairs and renovations to vital areas remain ongoing since Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

♦ Youth Eco-system exposure programs such as the Environmental Rangers and S.E.E.R. programs are suspended during the COVID 19 crisis.

♦•♦ Observational Research, Mangrove Restoration and Litter Clean-up Programs continue unaffected. ♦•♦


WHAT WE DO & WHY WE DO IT

In 2003, the Camp Umoja Non-profit Eco-education Center was founded on 11 acres abutting the Mandahl Bay Beach, Mangrove Lagoon and Salt Pond on St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. The Virgin Islands Legislature has designated this sensitive and critical Ecosystem to be an "Area of Particular Concern and Area for Preservation and Restoration (APC/APR)". Camp Umoja's youth program, the Environmental Rangers, has consistently participated in wetland maintenance, student nature exposure and observational research projects.

Mandahl Bay's vital Ecosystem has come under multiple attacks by developers attempting to acquire the region to build a resort, marina and shopping complex. In the wake of our most recent defense of the area from destructive commercial development, ClimateChangeVI.org was formed as the Environmental Heritage Education and Cultural Outreach division. By raising awareness of the massive life presence in this wetland environment, we act as watchdogs against future damaging incursions. The region not only provides beautiful wildlife habitat, as is, it actually contributes in many ways to the economy of St. Thomas.

Please take a moment and view our international award-winning documentary short about the Mandahl Bay APC/APR.



Today, Mandahl Bay's nursery habitat ranks among the most bio-diverse regions on St. Thomas. Here wildlife breeds, is born and finds sanctuary.

Camp Umoja provides real-life exposure to youth and the general community through on-site environmental education and virtual presentations of Mandahl’s critical wetland region.

Our non-profit environmental heritage activities are overseen by a volunteer Board of Directors including active and retired educators. Programs and research tracks are created and conducted by our U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) award winners: Anna 'Mama Djabana' Wallace-Francis* and Karl Callwood*.

We do need your help to continue our vital mission. Our services have been severely impacted by three hurricanes in two years, and presently, the COVID-19 crisis. Your donation will help with camp ground maintenance, hurricane recovery activities, youth education and environmental exposure programs, classroom visitations and lectures, field trips and research projects. Most importantly, your support will help us develop new on-line Eco-learning concepts for students in our 'New Normal' world.

You can help ensure that Caribbean youth continue to have a place that benefits nature and all of our generations to come.

WATCH YOUR DONATION

     • Assist with youth Eco-tours
     • Contribute to Citizen Scientist environmental research
     • Develop youth careers in science and exploration
     • Build an interactive image library of V.I. Wildlife
     • Produce original V.I. nature documentaries and Eco-shorts
     • Encourage Eco-awareness and cooperation as pathways to careers
     • Grow our youth S.E.E.R. (Science, Education, Exploration and Research) Program
     • Support non-invasive robotic exploration using aerial & submarine drones
     • Help us restore Red Mangroves island-wide from Mandahl's mangrove stock        
     ... and much, much more!

NATURE WANTS YOU!
Be a Part of Something Green© by becoming a Patron of Nature today!
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* Anna Wallace-Francis: Camp Umoja’s & the Environmental Rangers’ Founding Director, biologist and retired V.I. teacher, is an EPA Environmental Quality Award Winner.

* Karl Callwood: Camp Umoja’s Environmental Heritage Researcher & Cultural Outreach Director, and ClimateChangeVI.org administrator, is an EPA Region 2 Environmental Champion … the highest possible U.S. Environmental Protection Agency public award.


**Due to the remote wilderness nature of our work, Live Chat and Live Stream may not always be available. Additionally, hurricanes and storm events often knock out communications, so we beg your pardon and patience for these temporary service disruptions that are beyond human control. As such, chat and live stream services are considered bonuses and not warranted as a patron benefit.

Camp Umoja is a facility of Djabana's Kuumba Campground Inc.,
a Virgin Islands Registered Non-Profit Organization.

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