Perhaps rather than donating money you’d rather contribute by purchasing items we need. Maybe you own a hardware or building supply, or can get a discount on stuff. Maybe you even have some of this stuff lying around the house. Whatever the case, here is a list of things we use regularly:

Buoy Test1

This is a Loon Alert Buoy (before painting and lettering)

PVC lengths  4″ x 46″  (4 per raft)

PVC 4″ 90 degree elbows (4 per raft”

8 x 4 foot styrofoam sheet (blue, 2″ thick)

Lots of  3/4″  PVC tubing

PVC 3/4  x  3/4  x  1/2 Tee
PVC 3/4″ Elbows
PVC 3/4 x 3/4 x 3/4 Tee
Lots of  1/2″  PVC
PVC 1/2″ 3-way connectors
PVC 1/2″ 45-degree elbows
6″ decking (treated)
26″ wide outdoor carpet runner ~40″ long
1/2″ marine plywood 24″ x 16″ sections
Heavy duty zip ties 12″ long
Galvanizedstove pipe 10″ x 5 feet

A nesting raft showing carpeted ramp, PVC frame, rails, and eagle guard.

A nesting raft showing carpeted ramp, PVC frame, rails, and eagle guard.

Coated wire aircraft cable
Lots of swingset-strength chain
Black vinyl adhesive lettering 3″
5 lb, 10lb and 15lb barbell weights (holed center)

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