Become a ‘Forest Friend’

Your contribution will make a difference!

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HERE’S HOW YOU CAN HELP!

We are looking for ‘Forest Friends’ to help us secure the canopy of our bottomland forest at Lee Tartt Nature Preserve with a conservation easement by raising funds equal to the value of the trees as timber – $300,000.  It turns out that the average tree in our swamp is valued between $20 and $50 per ton, and most tree measure between 1 to 1.5 tons.

The City receives money, Friends of CS will secure the forest habitat and hundreds of people can have the pleasure of a tree friend with all of it’s other plant and animal associates!   This unique solution has been a win-win situation for everyone—a city council wishing to manage resources in the best way for their city, citizens interested in quality of life for their community, and a rapidly dwindling wild world preserved for the future.

We even have a matching donor for .50 on $1.00!!

 

It’s simple to participate!

Make a donation & in return you will receive:

Details of your new relationship – A numbered tree will be connected with your name or to the name of your choosing, the location of your tree within Lee Tartt Nature Preserve,  along with a bio about your new ‘friend’.

This is a community project about all of us working together!

Our vision is to provide opportunities for all people to experience first hand the beauty of biodiversity in a healthy wetland habitat.

Please help us grow this community of forest & friends!

Budding Buddy!

Your donation will be paired with a water tupelo, sweet gum, tupelo gum, cottonwood, or yellow poplar based on each tree’s timber value.

$25.00

Forest Friend

Your donation will be paired with any of the species above, elm, sugar berry, hackberry, river birch, black gum, maple, hickory, sycamore or ash based on each tree’s timber value.

$50.00

Forest Family

Your donation will be paired with any of the species above, overcup oak, water oak, willow oak, cherry, swamp chestnut oak, or cypress based on each tree’s timber value.

$75.00

Bronze Sponsor

You will be paired with any of the species above, white oak, swamp white oak, cherrybark oak or bald cypress tree based on each tree’s timber value.

$100.00

Silver Sponsor

You will be paired with any of the species above, red oak or bald cypress based on each tree’s timber value. Your Silver sponsorship would also entitle you to divide the dedication to more than one tree.

$150.00

Gold Sponsor

Your generous donation will be paired with any species, or combination of species including overcup oak, water oak, post oak, and bald cypress based on each tree’s timber value.

$250.00

Cypress Friend

Your ‘Cypress Friend’ donation will protect a species, or selection of species of Bald Cypress for generations to come.

$500.00

Chakchiuma Swamp Champion

With your contribution, you will continue to support the forest canopy by protecting a variety of species, fund conservation efforts and enable habitats to flourish for generations to come.

$1,000.00


MAIL A CHECK:

Friends of Chakchiuma Swamp

P.O. BOX 2352

GRENADA, MS 38902

 

all donations are tax deductible under 501(c)3 of Grenada Community Foundation 


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