Saturday, April 19, 2008

This ain't chicken feed

Mark Warner and his wife, Lisa Collins, have donated $1.5 million to the Nature Conservancy for its work in the Allegheny Highlands. The Conservancy bought the Warm Springs Mountain Preserve in Bath County for $6.2 million in 2002. Their donation is good bit more than the hundred bucks a year I can muster!! The central Appalachians, from Virginia to Pennsylvania, are known for a diversity of wildlife including bobcat, black bear, and barred owl and for many species of plants. The area of the preserve is also the headwaters to many Virginia rivers and is crucial for assuring clean water for millions.
Thank you Mark and Lisa for your generous contribution!

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