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Building Bridges

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BENEFITING: Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

ORGANIZER: Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

EVENT DATE: Oct 11, 2011

HEATHER WEHNAU

THE STORY:

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, Inc. wrote -

Remember playing on a bridge over a creek in Mission Canyon (or wherever your bridge was) when you were about 2 feet tall? Well, that bridge burned! Seriously, it was two years ago when the Campbell Bridge burned in the Jesusita Fire and we are going to rebuild it.

This isn’t just any bridge, it is a bridge that connects one side of the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden to the other; it links our present to our past; and it allows our community to experience the essence and heart of the Garden.  The history part is pretty important, a lot of people thought so and the County of Santa Barbara designated it a historic landmark.  You see, back in 1941, Ina Therese Campbell made a donation to build the bridge in the first place because she wanted everyone to explore the Garden, even those who could not make the creek crossing over boulders.  Over the years, hundreds of thousands of visitors  crossed the bridge to experience some of California’s many habitats including a riparian canyon, a redwood forest, a desert and a colorful meadow.

When flames swept through the canyon, everything burned.  The plants are growing back and we’ve got the architectural plans for the bridge.  Now we need to rebuild it, and we need your help.  We are asking as many people as we know to make a gift of any size so we can have this bridge in place by December 31, 2012.

If you don't want to donate online, you can always send a check to
SBBG
1212 Mission Canyon Rd
Santa Barbara, CA 93105

Write Campbell Bridge and the name of the team member whose effort your are supporting in the memo line of your check.  Thank you very much for your support!

The Team: $80,465 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

Amount Raised

$59,020

 

74% Raised of $80,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Steve Windhager

Amount Raised

$8,545

 

14% Raised of $62,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Carolyn Kincaid

Amount Raised

$7,100

 

142% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Peter Schuyler

Amount Raised

$2,365

 

47% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Gail Milliken

Amount Raised

$1,255

Fundraiser Title

Carole Halsted

Amount Raised

$980

Fundraiser Title

Judy Sanregret

Amount Raised

$520

Fundraiser Title

Tricia Wardlaw

Amount Raised

$350

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