BENEFITING: The Nature Conservancy
ORGANIZER: The Nature Conservancy
EVENT: Marine Corps Marathon 2012
EVENT DATE: Oct 28, 2012
The Nature Conservancy wrote -
The Nature Conservancy’s Team Nature is joining the Marine Corps Marathon on October 28, 2012. We want to make “the people’s marathon,” as the Marine Corps event is often known, a marathon for people and nature.
Our running team is raising funds to help protect and restore our planet and natural treasures like the Chesapeake Bay.
The 26.2-mile MCM course passes by some of our most treasured national monuments and is within easy driving distance of the Bay, Virginia Coast Reserve and Central Appalachians -- all important natural habitats the Conservancy has helped to protect.
Space is limited, so sign up here today. You’ll soon receive a fundraising form, as well as a Marine Corps Marathon registration form. Both must be signed and returned by Friday August 3rd to complete your registration. Race day information including bib pick up information will be handled by the Marine Corp Marathon staff.
Here's what your $400 donation to The Nature Conservancy could help us accomplish:
- Restore more than 2,000 baby oysters to reefs in the Chesapeake Bay, providing habitat for rockfish and crabs.
- Buy 2,000 longleaf pine seedlings to plant, helping restore one of America’s most diverse and endangered forest systems.
- Conduct a prescribed burn on four acres at Warm Springs Mountain Preserve to help restore pine-oak forests.
And when you help us reach our collective MCM goal of $30,000, your efforts will help protect even more lands and waters for the benefit of people and nature.
Not running, but want to support the team? Donate to a Team Nature runner today!
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