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.
Here's what your 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.