Amazon Smile – Shopping at Contributes to PLWA

We know money doesn’t grow on trees. PLWA depends on contributions from the Public to pursue public access. So how would you like to contribute to PLWA just by doing your normal shopping?

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Public Land/Water Access Association every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to PLWA. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to PLWA. While this is not a huge amount, it is accumulative, for shopping the broad public is already doing.

To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.


On your first visit to AmazonSmile, you need to select PLWA to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Type “Public Land/Water Access Association” in the charitable organization search bar (screen shot below), then click the “Search” button.









In the Search Results page that comes up (screen shot below), find Public Land/Water Access Association (should be first if you type the full name), then click the “Select” button on the right.








You will see a pop up window thanking you for supporting PLWA with your purchases (example below).











If you really want a dopamine hit to the reward centers of your brain for contributing to PLWA,  be an access champion by contributing on the “Donate” page.


Public Land/Water Access Association Inc. or PLWA,
is a citizen group organized and operated under the Montana nonprofit corporation act.
The Internal Revenue Service has made a determination that PLWA qualifies as a tax- exempt
organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and that it is a public charity.

Articles and Information on this site represent the opinion of the writer and are not intended as legal advice.
Legal counsel may be needed in dealing with specific access situations and issues.

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