(Our Fall Fundraising Letter)
In 2014, thanks to donor contributions and partnerships with the City of Atlanta and The Conservation Fund, we were able to purchase a crucial four acre parcel of green space. This important acquisition is key to the realization of the BLUEWAY: a Blue Heron concept for a major trail linkage and green space plan for Buckhead. When built, Blue Heron would have a direct connection to Sarah Smith School, the PATH 400 trail now under construction and the Beltline! We have plans to connect to the Chastain Park trail as well.
In addition, this year we launched a new program with Georgia Power called Meadows for Monarchs to create a permanent, sustainable habitat for Monarch butterflies at the Preserve and throughout the community at schools, churches and senior living facilities.
Also, we hired an Education Director, Amy Zvonar, to lead our nature-based, educational programming and expand our offerings to the community. This includes our successful on-site and in-school programming for children as well as our Second Saturday Safari series and other adult educational offerings.
Our goal is to raise $100,000 to meet these needs and move forward. Will you support our vision of connected green space for the health and enjoyment of the community? All gifts are welcome!
This year we have an exciting challenge grant opportunity: every dollar you donate will be matched 1-for-1 up to $100,000 by a local Blue Heron supporter! Will you consider making a gift this year of $250, $500 or $1000 to take advantage of this opportunity and help us reach our goal?
We are excited to have you partner with us with your charitable giving for this year and we look forward to seeing you on the trail at Blue Heron!