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every dollar matched until 12/31

The $500,000 Wilson Challenge for Bryn Coed Preserve is a dollar-for-dollar challenge to raise support for much-needed preserve projects, including:

natural resource and habitat management projects$110,000
two miles of trail expansion$25,000
two pedestrian road crossings on St. Matthews Road$7,500
main Flint Road parking lot expansion$300,000
12-car parking area on Beaver Hill Road $100,000
large-scale equipment for our preserve managers $105,000
small hand and power tools for our preserve managers $30,000
$677,500

 

Much has been accomplished in the last two years, but there’s still so much to be done.

The December 31st challenge deadline is looming! Please donate today to double your impact.

you can have an impact.

Donate now!

Photo: Malia Edmunds

transformational support.

Photo: Mae AxelrodLongtime Natural Lands friend and supporter Penny Wilson has agreed to underwrite restoration of the early 19th century Ralston House (across from the Flint Road parking lot). Restoring the structure as a “home base”—a preserve manager residence and office—will allow for much-improved staff oversight of Bryn Coed Preserve. It is a truly exceptional gift.

But as Penny herself has remarked, “While I could not be more excited about the Ralston House restoration, I have seen the project list and there is much more to do at Bryn Coed Preserve!”

Read more about the Ralston House restoration here.

 

a dizzying amount of progress.

Two-and-a-half years have passed since we completed the Campaign for Bryn Coed Farms, an extraordinary achievement that—“friend by friend, neighbor by neighbor, and gift by gift”—enabled Natural Lands to save the entire 1,505-acre property from a proposed 700-house development and secure a new 520-acre preserve.

Photo: Bob Schafer

Today, Bryn Coed Preserve is open to all to enjoy. Every day. Free of charge.

We’ve completed a dizzying amount of projects in just over two years, including:

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