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The Seed Ark-Giving Tuesday 2016

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BENEFITING: NEW ENGLAND WILD FLOWER SOCIETY

ORGANIZER: Anna

Deirdre Menoyo

THE STORY:

Anna Morrison wrote -

New England Wild Flower is trying to save rare and endangered plants—and we can all help! The Society has a “seed ark” campaign to collect and permanently store seeds from the 387 species of plants that are rare throughout the region, including 62 species that are globally rare and 10 species that occur nowhere else in the world.

Life on earth, the air we breathe, and the entire food chain depend on plants, and yet across the country, nearly a quarter of plants are on the brink of being lost. Plants face numerous threats, and the rare plants in New England are challenged by everything from development to invasive species to climate change. The region has already lost 5 percent of its native plants; help save the 17 percent that are just hanging on.

Help New England Wild Flower Society save the plants and the planet! The Society is trying to preserve seeds from at least 2,000 populations of the region’s imperiled plants. It takes on average $2,500 to preserve one population of a single species. Help this great organization raise the $250,000 needed to save 100 populations, and help it meet a $500,000 challenge grant.

Please donate for Giving Tuesday this year.

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

$150

MONEY RAISED
  • Deirdre Menoyo

     

  • jacqueline stone

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

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Fundraise for this Campaign

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

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

Thank you, Deirdre, for fundraising for the Seed Ark. 3 years ago

jacqueline stone

jacqueline stone

DONATION: $25

A small personal thank you to our outgoing and wonderfully optimistic NEWFS Chair. May happiness travel with you on all your journeys! 3 years ago

Deirdre Menoyo

Deirdre Menoyo

3 years ago