Please Review proposals below and/or view pdf of all three proposals: https://www.dropbox.com/s/t3i2g4gk42l6vpe/2019-FF-All-3-Projects.pdf?dl=0Vote for your favorite .
Not every community has a calcareous muck fen. Abrams Creek Wetlands Preserve (ACWP) is an extremely rare and unique habitat, providing safe haven for over 300 plant species and 20 state-rare native plants. Surrounded by development, the 25-acre preserve is an educational and recreational resource for the city of Winchester and the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. A Founders Fund grant will enable us to sustain and preserve these rare species and its rare marsh habitat. View full proposal: https://www.dropbox.com/s/1hyot9kt784340i/2019-FF-Abrams-Creek.pdf?dl=0
The Garden Club of Orange and Dutchess Counties seeks Founders Fund support to create the Jane Colden Native Woodland Garden at Trailside Museums & Zoo. This rocky woodland site within Bear Mountain State Park, NY, borders the Hudson River. The Woodland Garden forms a vital component of a redesigned visitor experience planned for 2019-20. Visitors, self-guided along this enhanced section of the Appalachian Trail, will experience new native plantings that surround rebuilt exhibits of bobcat, fox, and porcupine. Interpretive signs will help to increase understanding of these displays.View full proposal: https://www.dropbox.com/s/nvnvsqibutgg3m6/2019-FF-Flora-Fauna.pdf?dl=0
The Garden Club of Allegheny County (GCAC) enthusiastically supports the ongoing environmental reclamation by Pittsburgh Botanic Garden (PBG) through completion of the Sniff and Savor Garden, a permanent, interactive, and inclusive garden with broad, multi-generational appeal. Part of Garden of the Five Senses, Sniff and Savor will provide an interactive, physical experience with plants, offering tremendous learning opportunities. This sensory focused garden will create serenity and stimulate curiosity while also thoughtfully incorporating design elements supportive of individuals with cognitive and physical challenges.View full proposal: https://www.dropbox.com/s/d3pmill6s6kfmpp/2019-FF-Sniff-Savor.pdf?dl=0