According to MRPG president, Sam Guy, the group has now filed incorporation papers with the Secretary of State that will let them acquire an official bank account, and with that, is now continuing to pursue IRS Non-profit status, 501 (c) 3. That status will grant them a tax deductible status for donations.
"In early September, a small group met to plan these actions and how to progress with the Weed Management and Membership Committees," Guy said in an email to Patch. "The Weed Management Committee is interviewing treatment vendors and consultants to determine the best, safest methods to control the fanwort, milfoil and other invasive and intrusive plants. We now have Facebook and e-mail presence."
"Committees are being formed for fund raising, water monitoring and a web site," Guy continued in the email. "We will hold a general meeting to adopt the by-laws and elect corporate officers and directors."
For information or to get on our distribution list, you can e-mail MRPG at Moodus.Reservoir@gmail.com or mail to MRPG, 86 Falls Bashan Rd, Moodus, CT 06469.