Please consider becoming an environmental steward and making a donation to the Swift River Preservation Association, SRPA. The SRPA is deeply committed to maintaining the Upper Bondsville Dam and Swift River. With your help, we can ensure this amazing ecosystem and natural resource is preserved for generations to come.

Please review the donation levels below and select one of the many convenient ways of sending your donation.

Your generosity is much appreciated.

Please note: all varieties of our feathered friends listed below are commonly observed along the Swift River.

Ruby Throated Hummingbird


Ruby throated hummingbirds feed mainly on nectar from flowers and flowering trees, as well as small insects and spiders.

Eastern Bluebird

Eastern Bluebird males sport a bright blue breeding plumage.

Pileated Woodpecker

Pilieated woodpeckers are mainly black with a red crest and a white line down the sides of the throat.

Mallard Duck

Mallard ducks inhabit mostly wetlands and usually feed by dabbling for plant foods or grazing. Mallards form large flocks known as a “sord”.

Great Horned Owl


Great horned owls have spectacular binocular vision allowing them to pinpoint prey and see in low light.

Great Blue Heron


Great blue heron feed primarily on fish in shallow water especially at dawn and dusk.

American Bald Eagle


The American bald eagle is the national bird and symbol of the United States of America. The feathers of this magnificent bird of prey are considered sacred by many Native Americans and are sometimes used in religious ceremonies in accordance with “eagle feather law”.


Reoccuring donation

The cardinal is considered the only red bird with a crest in the entire United States.

How to send donations to the SRPA

  • With Credit Card or Electronic Fund Transfer via PayPal on this website
  • Checks can be made payable and forwarded  to:
    Swift River Preservation Association
    507 Cold Springs Road
    Belchertown, MA 01007

Checks made payable to The Swift River Preservation Association can be deposited at/mailed to the following North Brookfield Savings Bank Branches:

North Brookfield Savings Bank
4 Daniel Shays Highway
Belchertown, MA 01007

North Brookfield Savings Bank
1051 Thorndike Street
Palmer, MA 01069

North Brookfield Savings Bank
9 Gilbert Street
North Brookfield, MA 01535

North Brookfield Savings Bank
128 West Main Street
West Brookfield, MA 01585

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