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KATY PRAIRIE CONSERVANCY's Fundraiser:

The Shasta Prairie at University of Houston

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THE STORY:

HELP BUILD A MONARCH-FRIENDLY PRAIRIE AT UH
One of our big goals is to build the new Shasta Prairie at UH. We are shooting for planting this new amenity on Saturday, April 23rd!

This effort is part of the Grassroots for Change Challenge, a friendly competition aimed at raising funds to transform parts of Rice University, UH, and the University of St. Thomas into vibrant pocket prairies. These pocket prairies will provide great habitat for pollinators (like monarch butterflies and native bees), provide a living laboratory for student research, and give campus visitors, students, and faculty a better sense of Houston and its rich history.

The challenge is also about engaging, inspiring, and connecting students at each instution to assist one another in the mission of creating more sustainable and beautiful landscapes on their campuses. We have one planet and we should all work together to preserve it. 

A big goal of this fundraiser is to assist in the restoration of the Rice Gully Natural Area at Rice University, build the new Shasta Prairie at UH (during Earth Week 2016), and transform an empty lot at St. Thomas into a living, breathing laboratory for undergraduates.

ABOUT THE CHALLENGE - We are challenging each school's alumni, students, professors, and supporters to help raise the funds needed to create these new pocket prairies for monarchs and other native wildlife. In the true spirit of a challenge we will be tracking (as a friendly competition) how much each school's community has raised for the challenge and will be posting the results online. Funds raised by each school will be directed toward the pocket prairie on their campus. Yet, in the true spirit of collegiality we are encouraging cooperation between students  from each university to assist one another in the establishment of each pocket prairie. 

ABOUT PRAIRIE BUILDERS SCHOOLS & PARKS PROGRAM - This challenge is part of the Katy Prairie Conservancy's (KPC) commitment to support biodiversity conservation and in helping our Prairie Builders Schools & Parks partners reach their goals.The Prairie Builders Schools & Parks program is a multi-year effort to establish pocket prairies on school grounds and in public parks for the benefit of visitors, students, and wildlife. 

ABOUT KATY PRAIRIE CONSERVANCY (KPC) - As a nonprofit land trust, the Katy Prairie Conservancy works to protect greenspace for its conservation and recreational benefits, enhance wildlife habitat, restore tallgrass prairie and wetlands, sponsor scientific research, and offer public programming and activities to introduce the general and school-aged public to the sights and sounds of the prairie. The Katy Prairie is a part of the highly imperiled coastal prairie ecosystem of Texas and Louisiana. To learn more about KPC or visit the Katy Prairie click here.

ABOUT THE COASTAL PRAIRIE - The coastal prairie is an ancient, imperiled ecosystem of coastal Texas and Louisiana. This native grassland has very deep roots in the cultural and economic development of our area and its preservation is critical to the survival of wildlife such as monarch butterflies, colorful migratory birds, and countless other native animals. To learn more about the coastal prairie click here.

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To This Fundraiser

$5,785

MONEY RAISED
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  • Clancy Nelson

    $10

  • Nicole Blanton

    $10

  • Sarah Kelly

    $100

  • UH Professor

    $50

  • Olga Beishir

    $100

  • Jane Reierson

    $50

  • Samuel Barker

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Ethan and Joanna Immel

    $100

  • Valerie Sweeten

     

  • bobette & john

    $100

  • Iain Simpson

    $60

  • Maurilio Sanchez

    $50

  • Mago Reza

    $25

  • Jay Shelton

    $10

  • University of Houston Coastal Center

    $1,000

  • Brandt Mannchen

    $500

  • Joanne Ma

    $35

  • Sheryl Mills

    $25

  • Stewart Guss

    $50

  • Julie & Michael Montgomery

    $50

  • Hoeppner family

    $25

  • Aunts Jane & Susan

    $25

  • Cassandra Jeu

     

  • Bryce & Lizzie

    $25

  • Jim & Laura Penn

    $100

  • The Heard Family

    $25

  • Linda Knowles

     

  • Scott Clark

     

  • Dan Frigo

    $50

  • Kerri and A.J.

    $250

  • Lauren & Iain Simpson

    $500

  • Anne Delcour

     

  • Stephanie & Justin Coates

    $50

  • Julie Grob

    $10

  • David Sarkozi

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Patrick Daniel

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Kay James

     

  • Assoc. Dean & Assoc. Prof. Marcilynn A. Burke

    $100

  • Renee & Stan Cross

    $100

  • Andrew Weidner

    $10

  • Judge Steven Kirkland

    $100

  • Pat & Mary Robson

    $20

  • YIFAN ZHANG

    $25

  • Nhu Tran

    $10

  • Ken E

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • S.L. Zatopek

     

  • Donna Pattison

    $50

  • Greg &Terri; Hurley

    $25

  • The Crawford Lab

    $35

  • Karrie and Scott Hilliard

    $25

  • Mary Waters

    $100

  • Stacia Seaman

    $25

  • Lance Bungay

    $10

  • Leela Mengistu

    $10

  • Belkis Hidalgo

    $50

  • Maurya W. Glaude

     

  • GBD

    $50

  • Margarita Perez and Jessica Frinsco

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Maria Modelska

    $50

  • Anna

    $50

  • Boyd & Kari Hawkins

    $90

  • Susan

    $10

  • Chelsea Pham

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Allison Regan

    $25

  • Kevin Mathew

    $10

  • Lauren & Iain Simpson

    $500

  • Lauren Simpson

    $250

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The Team: $5,785 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Donor Comments

Lauren Simpson

Lauren Simpson

DONATION: $250

From my Teaching Excellence Award---for this important and meaningful cause. 3 years ago

Lauren & Iain Simpson

Lauren & Iain Simpson

DONATION: $500

Way to go, fellow Coogs! You met the Team Simpson $5K Challenge! :) 3 years ago

Kevin Mathew

Kevin Mathew

DONATION: $10

3 years ago

Allison Regan

Allison Regan

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Chelsea Pham

Chelsea Pham

DONATION: $10

3 years ago

Susan

Susan

DONATION: $10

3 years ago

Boyd & Kari Hawkins

Boyd & Kari Hawkins

DONATION: $90

3 years ago

Anna

Anna

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Maria Modelska

Maria Modelska

DONATION: $50

3 years ago