Give a Gift: Annual Fund
Dear Friends of the Preserve,
From our largest trees—immense and sometimes hundreds of years old—to our ethereal Moss Garden with tiny, spongy moss underfoot, I am truly inspired by nature’s quiet power evidenced on this gorgeous site. I am likewise inspired by the Preserve’s community—both those passionate about the vital significance of native plants and those curious to learn about native plants for perhaps the first time.
A key aspect of the Preserve’s mission is to inspire conservation action. Our community experiences that inspiration through our museum-accredited native plant collection, diverse educational programs, generous volunteerism, Native Plant Nursery and beautiful trails. Here are a few ways that we have inspired our visitors over the last year and our plans to reach new heights through your generosity and support:
Elevating the Visitor and Volunteer Experience
In August, we welcomed a new full-time volunteer and visitor services manager to the Preserve to serve as dedicated support to our amazing volunteer corps as well as our passionate and curious visitors. We are seeking funding to enhance amenities at the Moore Pavilion and Visitor Center to better accommodate our growing visitorship with safe, comfortable facilities.
Prioritizing Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility (IDEA)
For the first time, the Preserve initiated IDEA training for staff and board, and is developing a formal accessibility assessment of our physical destination and online resources. We are seeking funding for a motorized access cart that will give visitors of all mobility levels the opportunity to explore the Preserve’s trails, as well as a new website with enhanced accessibility features to more readily reference our plant database, educational resources, nursery and site information.
Preserve Education and Interpretation
We installed 15 high-impact interpretive signs in our Moss Garden, New Pond, Medicinal Trail and Visitor Center Garden exhibits. We expanded the promotion of our naturalist walks—complimentary for Preserve members—an immersive way to explore and learn directly from native plant experts. Additional funding is necessary for interpretative signs for the highly popular Parry Trail, Native Plant Nursery and more.
Expanding Cool, Creative Community Events
We witnessed record-breaking 1,000+ attendance at the annual Preserve @ Play family day in June and kicked off our inaugural Music in the Meadow series in August. Enhanced funding will help us expand these new, unique programs as they represent Preserve outreach to new audiences that have already brought increased membership, volunteerism and community engagement.
Please help the Preserve continue this crucial work by generously supporting the Preserve with a year-end gift to our Annual Fund. Together we can grow big, beautiful things in 2024. Together, we all inspire conservation action.
With gratitude and friendship,
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Annual Fund gifts are tax deductible. Please consult with your tax advisor. A copy of the official registration and financial information for BHWP may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling the Bureau of Charitable Organizations at 1.800.732.0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.