How we spend your membership dollars
Our income is generated from programs such as the Halloween parade, 50/50 sales as well as dues and donations. The goal is to have programs generate income to help the Conservancy to pursue its mission.
Most of our income comes from membership dues and donations. In 2018, the Conservancy was awarded a $10,000 grant from the Rotary Club of the Caldwells which was spent in 2019. Additionally, the Essex County Park contributed $5,000 to the construction of the bridge railings and the upgrading of the roadbed structure.
The operating expenses include Programs for Halloween, Games day. Derby Day Revenue and Expenses are separate as is the purchase of trees, plants, bushes and flowers for the park. There were start-up costs for Derby Day that are now minimized.