Dear Riveredge Family,
During uncertain times, nature remains a constant and reliable friend. From all of us at Riveredge, we hope this message finds you healthy and adjusting to life in this new, temporary “normal.”
We know that nature can help provide a respite from the uncertainty around us. And, right now, Riveredge, as a caregiver of nature, needs your help.
There are so many ways that these unprecedented realities are impacting, and will continue to impact, our families, communities, education systems, businesses, and the overall economy.
As many of you know, we’ve had to cancel events, programs, and field trips for the foreseeable future. As a non-profit organization, Riveredge relies on charitable donations as well as revenue from educational programs and events in order to support our mission. Without the option of hosting our beloved community events and programs as planned, the need for philanthropic support is more important now than at any time in the past decade (possibly longer).
Yet, we are working hard to ensure that community access to Riveredge’s 10 miles of trails and restorative benefits to our physical and mental health remain open and available. To do this, we need your help.
100% of your support will be used to continue the important, mission-driven work of Riveredge and keep the trails open. Please join us in continuing to connect families, schools, and communities to the benefits of the natural world around them. If we come together during times of uncertainty, we will come out on the other side stronger than ever before.
The Riveredge family has always been strong. From the beginning, Riveredge’s founders have been finding creative and innovative ways to bring the magic of this special place to so many people throughout the region, furthering the ripple effect, and inspiring the next generation of environmental stewards. Nature is resilient and so is the Riveredge spirit!
Here at Riveredge, the maple sap has continued to flow, the spring flowers are continuing to emerge, and the birds are continuing to return from their far-away wintering grounds.
Riveredge Executive Director
Riveredge Director of Development