|Under the Fish and Boat Code, the Commission is authorized to accept donations
of money and property. Gifts to state government agencies, such as the Fish and Boat Commission, generally are considered
tax deductible for federal income tax purposes. Consult your tax advisor for additional information.
Some donors have made gifts to the Fish and Boat Commission through the Conservation Acquisition
Partnership Program, known simply as "CAP." This partnership was created by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat
Commission to solicit and accept donations to be used solely to obtain additional access to Pennsylvania's water.
As population centers expand, more and more waterfront land is lost forever to development, and Pennsylvania's sportsmen
and women find they have fewer and fewer places in which to pursue their favorite pastime. CAP was created to help
stem that tide.
How? By taking money donated by those who really care about the future of the sport of fishing and boating - and
their children's and grandchildren's and great-grandchildren's access to it. Then making that money work harder than
it ever could by itself. Every dollar donated to the CAP program is matched with a dollar from the Fish and Boat Commission.
But it doesn't stop there. These combined funds are used to attract other partners - conservancy, corporation and
others; and ultimately are used as matching funds for federally supported acquisition projects. Your donated dollar
can potentially turn into $8 or more of buying power.
The success of the CAP program is dependent on the generosity of people like you. It takes that first donation -
yours - to start the ball rolling. No amount is too small, and certainly, none is too big. The future starts tomorrow,
but you can only influence it by what you do today!