Exciting On-line Auction will be launched Tuesday, May 8th
to Help Protect our Nation’s Bays and Estuaries
It’s easy to buy and donate exciting and unique on-line auction items to help raise
funds for our nation’s Bays and Estuaries!
Have fun becoming the highest bidder and win an exciting outdoor adventure or mini-vacation
while you help protect and restore our nation’s Bays and Estuaries! It’s easy to participate in
the Association of National Estuary Program’s (ANEP’s) on-line auction found on
www.ebay.com, the popular Internet auction house.
When: On Tuesday, May 8, 2001, ebay.com will begin hosting an on-line auction where you
can bid on fun and unique donated auction items. The auction will continue for the next few
months. New items will rotate in on a continual basis, so keep checking the site!
How do I Find ANEP’s E-Auction? Just go to www.ebay.com and see how easy it is! Type
“ANEP” in the “search” box located under the EBAY logo on the top left corner, and all our
ANEP items will appear. Click on those that interest you, and have fun bidding!
Where do the Proceeds Go? The proceeds from the sale of the tax-deductible donations will
go to support the nation’s 28 National Estuary Programs (NEPs) and their Association of
National Estuary Programs (ANEP). 20 to 40 % of the sale price, depending on the amount of
the sale, will be donated to the particular National Estuary Program (NEP) that was responsible
for bringing that item to the auction. Together, the NEPs and ANEP (a 501(c)(3) non-profit)
provide local and national efforts to restore and protect our nation’s estuaries, bays and
Example Auction Adventures: This is a great auction for finding a unique birthday present, an
anniversary present for your parents, or a fun adventure for you and your family. Examples are
boat rides; fishing trips; a 14-person party on board the "Glory", a replica of a Victorian fantail
electric launch; lobster hunts; and kayaking trips in your local bay or estuary. There will also be
a week-long vacation in a Utah condo located within walking distance to downhill and cross-
country skiing! Pamper yourself and a special companion with a weekend stay in your choice of
Bed & Breakfast locations. Or, why not buy a weekend trip for some friends, as a present they
will never forget? There may be concert tickets, a catered food party, and a dinner for four at a
fine restaurant or at a waterfront bistro. Our auction site will continually rotate in new exciting
items that are hard to find elsewhere, so keep looking!
Would you like to Donate? Do you have an item, service, or outdoor experience you would
like to donate to this great cause? Please contact Dawn Volk at the e-mail address or phone
number provided below.
Questions? For more information on the e-auction and ANEP, please contact Dawn Volk, at
703/333-6150 or email@example.com, or visit our website at www.anep-usa.org. The 28 National
Estuary Programs are listed on our website.
IT’S FUN, IT’S EASY, AND IT’S FOR A VERY GOOD CAUSE!
ANEP firstname.lastname@example.org tel: 703/333-6150 fax: 703/333-6151