2020 Barn Benefit (sans barn)

September 1, 2020 @ 12:00AM — September 30, 2020 @ 12:00AM

We can't gather in person, but you can still support conservation in our community.

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In this year of upheaval, nature has remained a refuge. Help us keep it that way!

Ticket Details
Basic "What Would've Been a Ticket"
Land Protector "What Would've Been a Ticket"
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Pays to bus 3rd graders to a COL preserve for their Mighty Acorns field trip.

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Funds training for one volunteer steward to help care for our nature preserves.

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Covers the cost to plan and build one mile of new hiking trail.

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Seeds one acre of land for a prairie restoration.

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Restores one acre of wetland, which filters groundwater for a cleaner Lake Michigan.

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Helps conserve lands FOREVER. Where else does your donation have such lasting impact?


Unfortunately, we can't hold our annual Barn Benefit this year. We'll miss gathering with our members and friends to tell the story of Chikaming Open Lands, and to enjoy a lovely evening together.

As our world has been turned upside down during the last six months, nature is still open and viable, same as ever. So while this particular event is cancelled, our conservation work has continued on, uninterrupted. It's a pursuit that is in some ways more important than ever, as people are increasingly relying on nature to get out of the house, and to achieve a sense of balance and calm during this time of upheaval.

The Barn Benefit raises a significant portion of the funding that supports our work each year... and to be frank, its cancellation leaves a hole in our budget. Normally at this time, we'd be selling tickets to the event. Although we can't be together physically this year, we'd like to ask you to make a donation in the amount you would ordinarily spend on Barn Benefit tickets. With your partnership, we can protect our cherished open spaces for future generations to enjoy, just as we do today. THANK YOU!