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The Seed Ark-Giving Tuesday 2016

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BENEFITING: NEW ENGLAND WILD FLOWER SOCIETY

ORGANIZER: Anna

Debbi Edelstein

THE STORY:

You’ve heard that “extinction is forever,” but did you know that in the U.S. 25 percent of our native plants are at risk? Think about that: one-quarter of the base of the food chain that leads to your own dinner table. Now consider that the loss of a single plant species can disrupt an intricate web of plants, insects, and animals that have evolved together over millennia.

Help New England Wild Flower Society save the plants and the planet! The Society is trying to build a “seed ark” by collecting and preserving seeds from at least 2,000 populations of the 387 globally and regionally rare plants in New England—and 10 of those species appear nowhere else in the world. Five percent of the region’s native plants have already disappeared from New England; now is the time to save the 17 percent that are on the brink of being lost—because of a combination of threats that include converting land to development, invasive species, and climate change.

Your contribution will help us match a $500,000 challenge grant and meet our seed banking goal. It takes on average $2,500 to preserve one population of a single species. Help us raise the $250,000 needed to save 100 populations. Properly collected and stored seeds can last for centuries and can be used to restore plants in the wild.

Please donate for Giving Tuesday and save imperiled plants!

ABOUT NEW ENGLAND WILD FLOWER SOCIETY:

The mission of New England Wild Flower Society is to conserve and promote the region’s native plants to ensure healthy, biologically diverse landscapes.

Founded in 1900, the Society is the nation’s oldest plant conservation organization and a recognized leader in native plant conservation, horticulture, and education. The Society’s headquarters, Garden in the Woods, is a renowned native plant botanic garden in Framingham, Massachusetts, that attracts visitors from all over the world. From this base, 25 staff and more than 700 volunteers work throughout New England to monitor and protect rare and endangered plants, collect and preserve seeds to ensure biological diversity, detect and control invasive species, conduct research, and offer a range of educational programs. The Society also operates a native plant nursery at in western Massachusetts and has seven sanctuaries in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont that are open to the public.

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To This Fundraiser

$675

MONEY RAISED
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  • Beth Wilkinson

    $50

  • Jo-Ann Shain and Mary Jo Kennedy

     

  • Carrie Waterman

    $100

  • Peggy Lahs

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Elizabeth Farnsworth

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Karen Buck

    $25

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The Team: $2,475 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Debbi Edelstein

Amount Raised

$675

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Anna Morrison

Amount Raised

$500

 

0% Raised of$250,000 Goal

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Jacqueline Stone

Amount Raised

$450

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Michele Girard

Amount Raised

$225

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Ruth Shelley

Amount Raised

$150

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Deirdre Menoyo

Amount Raised

$150

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Susan Young

Amount Raised

$150

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Jessie Panek

Amount Raised

$125

Donor Comments

Karen Buck

Karen Buck

DONATION: $25

In fond memory of my Dad who saved his seeds! One seed for many! 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Elizabeth Farnsworth

Elizabeth Farnsworth

DONATION: $100

Plants rule, animals drool 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $250

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Peggy Lahs

Peggy Lahs

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Carrie Waterman

Carrie Waterman

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Jo-Ann Shain and Mary Jo Kennedy

Jo-Ann Shain and Mary Jo Kennedy

3 years ago

Beth Wilkinson

Beth Wilkinson

DONATION: $50

3 years ago