In honor of Bernheim’s 90th anniversary, we ask for your help to reach our goal of raising $90,000 by July 31. Just as all creatures big and small have a role in an ecosystem, all gifts big and small have a great impact in enabling Bernheim to do important conservation work.
As we celebrate 90 years of connecting people with nature, we reflect on our growing history and we are proud of our achievements both big and small.
This year alone, we have reached big milestones and the year is just getting started.
• In the first two months since Forest Giants in Giant Forest opened to the public on March 18, Bernheim has welcomed over 150,000 visitors – that’s half of Bernheim’s prior annual visitation in two months!
• With Bernheim’s recent land acquisitions, we are now over 16,000 acres and still growing. Our protected acreage is critical in serving as a protected wildlife corridor.
• We are now tracking two golden eagles, giving us previously unknown data about these big, magnificent raptors. This effort is the first in the region to track a possible pair of Golden Eagles.
Smaller accomplishments can have big impacts. What started as a single idea to get more children outside playing freely in nature evolved into Bernheim’s Children at Play Network. This month, Bernheim’s Children at Play Network will be nationally recognized and awarded the 2019 Program of Excellence Award from the American Public Gardens Association in Washington, D.C.
Bernheim is big – over 25 square miles of preserved land and 91 miles of streams provide habitat for over 900 plant species. Animal species of all sizes also call Bernheim home. 82 different snails, including the Bluff Vertigo, a globally imperiled species known to exist in fewer than 30 populations in the world, share our pristine forest habitat with animals as large as black bear.
With imminent threats to Bernheim from potential new pipeline and highway development that could go through Bernheim, we need your support NOW more than ever! All donations, whether big or small will have an impact on the future of Bernheim’s biodiversity, land conservation, water quality, and so much more! Together we will work to protect and defend the future of all things big and small at Bernheim, so make your gift today!