A Series of Small Things

“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together”
– Vincent Van Gogh

It’s easy to feel like environmental issues are out of your control, or just too big of a task to tackle, but that’s simply not true! This month, we have taken all the stress and work out for you and made it EASY to make a difference.

During the month of August, we are matching every donation, dollar for dollar, up to $15,000. You heard us right, fifteen thousand dollars! There is no reason to not take advantage of this incredibly easy way to leave a legacy today, forever improve your community’s future, and take control of your environmental impact.

Remember, every dollar you give this month will be doubled, which means you can help us raise $30,000 in just one month. That’s enough money to plant a forest of trees, build a nature park for children, or conserve acres of land. If you’ve been on the fence about your contribution as a conservationist, now’s the time to jump in!

Need more convincing?  Check this number out: $193,250. That’s how much just one tree benefits our community. No, seriously.

We know it sounds outrageous, so let us break it down for you. According to Michigan State University, a tree that lives for 50 years does all this for you and me:

  • generates $31,250 worth of oxygen
  • provides $62,000 worth of air pollution control
  • controls soil erosion and increases soil fertility valued at $31,250
  • recycles $37,500 worth of water
  • provides a home for animals worth $31,250

And this total doesn’t even include the value of fruits or lumber harvested from the tree!

As many of you know, the Land Trust is in the process of building an outdoor classroom on our Greystone Preserve in North Augusta.  The classroom will provide a space for everyone to experience the wonders of our natural world and will include event space, organic gardens, and miles of scenic trails leading through the heart of Greystone’s breathtaking landscape. As part of this project, the Land Trust will be planting trees, each costing around $200 to plant and care for. Astonishingly, this means that for every $1 spent planting trees, the community will reap over $1,000 in benefits.

And just think: this month alone, every dollar donated will be doubled, suddenly turning each small donation into a valuable and lasting legacy.

Be a part of this legacy. Join us in raising $30,000 for The Greystone Preserve today!