Tuesday, November 28 – Support FLPG in #Giving Tuesday.  This year, on Tuesday, November 29th, Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt is participating in #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving.  Last year, millions of people in 98 countries came together to give back and support causes they believe in.  Since its founding in 2012, #GivingTuesday has inspired giving around the world, resulting in greater donations, volunteer hours, and activities that bring about real change in communities.

We hope you consider donating to our Giving Tuesday campaign by joining Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt as a new member, renewing your membership, volunteering, and/or donating to one of our special projects.  Our aim during this campaign is to reach our goal of 370 members for 2017 – OUR 20th YEAR! – and kick off our 2018 membership campaign (remember any new memberships this month count for 2017 & 2018).

In addition to memberships, we would like to start rebuilding our Vineyard Field grassland restoration fund.  We have come to the end of our 10 year Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program (WHIP) Grant from the United Stated Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, however, the battle against the invasive autumn olive, Japanese knotweed and mile-a-minute weed is far from over in Vineyard Field.  Continual maintenance and additional work sessions are needed to keep these invasives in check.  Your support on #GivingTuesday is important to help us continue work in the field and throughout the Long Pond Greenbelt.

 

We thank you all for your continued support over the years in helping us steward the area that has become so dear to all of us, the Long Pond Greenbelt.