Butternut Valley Alliance Members and Friends,
As the holiday season begins, we are grateful to you for furthering our mission ~ to make the Butternut Valley watershed an even better place to live, work and play.
LIVE ~ This year, you helped support two creek restoration projects. We teamed up with Upper Susquehanna Coalition to plant over 200 trees on a Wetland Trust property along the Butternut. We also hauled out agricultural plastic that has clogged one of our creeks since the flood of 2021. To date we have removed over 8000 pounds of material. These efforts help to increase permanent open space, assist flood mitigation, and promote water quality ~ making the Butternut Valley a great place to live.
WORK ~ Our programs, like the New Lisbon Gravel Grinder attract visitors from around the state to explore our landscapes and enjoy local shops, restaurants and accommodations. We hope our local economy gains from these small-scale placemaking endeavors.
PLAY ~ On the Trail of Art engaged student, professional and amateur artists to exhibit together in our annual “gallery in the forest”. It was a weekend of community and fun in Basswood Pond State Forest.
In 2023, we will embark on two new trail building projects in the General Jacob Morris State Forest and along Calhoun Creek. Programs like these are investments in our community. We encourage you to invest in the Butternut Valley Alliance.
It’s a fact of life that our small organization is dependent on our members and friends for financial support, small and large. Your support pays for our part-time staff to schedule, organize, and do the work of the BVA alongside our volunteers as well as fund programs and events.
Please consider giving generously today. Every dollar stays here in the watershed and helps build a healthy community for us all.
With our thanks,
Ed Lentz Michele Farwell
Board President Executive Director
BVA is a 501(c)(3) federal tax exempt, not-for-profit corporation – your donation is tax deductible under section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code