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Become a Member of REAL

Be one of the  “REAL People Taking REAL Action to Protect our Environment”   

 Join other concerned citizens who want to protect and improve the  environment here in Lanark, Leeds and Grenville.

  • Help us protect our drinking water, our groundwater, rivers and lakes.
  • Help us use energy more wisely and reduce the effects of climate change.
  • Help us get the most out of our garbage, instead of sending it to landfills.
  • Help us provide opportunities for residents to learn more ways to protect the  environment.
  • Help us continue what we have started.

Download PDF Membership Form

About Becoming a Member

Active or Supportive? Members may choose to be supportive or active members. Active members will be contacted by REAL so we may determine their areas of interest, and suggest  volunteer opportunities with REAL. Supportive members are kept informed of REAL’s activities via the newsletter and REAL notices. mailbox

Our Newsletter. Members receive five issues of our newsletter, the REAL Update, per year via Canada Post or email.

REAL Notices. Members with e-mail receive periodic notices of REAL events,  volunteer opportunities, issues, or other regional  events. REAL does not share our list with any other organizations.

Membership Term and Rights. Memberships are effective for the calendar year. Members are invited to   renew their membership each February, and to  vote at our Annual General Meeting held each June.

What Next? Annual membership rates summarized below.   

REAL Membership Rates 
Partners in Future (schools)
Associate (non-profits)
Corporate (business & professional)

We appreciate your support and welcome your input.

You have four payment options: cheque, Canada Helps, PayPal or interac-transfer.

Pay by Cheque

Download, print and complete the PDF Membership Form . Mail your cheque to the Rideau Environmental Action League at the Box address given on the form, or leave your cheque and form in the black mailbox at the front of the REAL Deal, 85 William St. W., Smiths Falls.   You could also leave cash with the Store Manager or cashier at the store during store hours if you prefer. 

Note:  We do not receive mail at 85 William St., so do not mail it there!

Renew by E-Transfer

E-transfer your membership fee to [email protected]  Choose a security question for which “greenmoney” is the answer.  Include your name and the word “renewal” in the comment field.  If you are a new member wanting to pay by etransfer, please complete the online form (link provided below) or provide the information from the membership form in an email to [email protected]

NEW! Renew with Canada Helps with a Credit Card

Use this link to renew your membership and have the option of including a donation.  Your charitable receipt will be mailed to you immediately by Canada Helps.  

Pay by PayPal with a Credit Card

You may use PayPal to submit your membership fee.  You do not require a PayPal account.  Check the membership type you would like.

You may also choose to include a donation. If paying by PayPal or e-transfer, a manual tax receipt will be mailed to you by Canada Post.  If you would like an immediate tax receipt, see our  donation page to donate through CanadaHelps.org.

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Make a Donation Only

If you would like an immediate tax receipt, see our  donation page to donate through CanadaHelps.org using a credit card.

Canada Helps Donation

REAL Welcomes Volunteers!

Whether you have a few hours to spare or can be involved on a weekly basis, you can be part of our efforts to protect our local environment. It is not necessary to become member in order to volunteer.

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