Fire Funds : ACR Bouverie Preserve

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On October 9th, it all burned.

The Bouverie Preserve in Glen Ellen, one of the largest of Audubon Canyon Ranch's many nature preserves in Sonoma County, suffered major fire damage. The photo above shows just one of seven buildings that no longer exist. More than half of ACR's science and education team lost their offices, and many lost their homes on the preserve. The wildlife, and the biologists that protect them, are in a state of shock.

The fires are still burning and it is too soon to tell what is needed. But it is clear that ACR will need significant help to rebuild. Let's show them, right now, that there is an extended community supporting them.

The funds raised during this REBUILD campaign go directly to the team at Audubon Canyon Ranch, the leading wildlife and nature preservation organization for Sonoma and Marin Counties. All funds will be used to rebuild what has been lost at this preserve.

Founded in 1962, ACR is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit environmental conservation and education organization which owns and acts as guardian of a system of nature preserves spanning 26 properties in Marin, Sonoma and Lake counties. These 5,000 acres provide significant habitat to wildlife and have been placed in our care by generous donors to steward and protect in perpetuity. ACR works to improve global environmental health by conserving and stewarding valuable natural resources, managing for ecological resiliency, providing scientific solutions to ecosystem management, and teaching generations of conservationists in ways that strengthen natural and human communities. Learn more at www.egret.org

The ACR team of 35 people stewards more than 5,000 acres of Northern California's most pristine nature. As the neighbor and trustee for Jim and Shirley Modini, who entrusted ACR with their 1,700-acre ranch when they passed away, I have had a front row seat to the science-based care and dedication the ACR team gives to Northern California's wildlife. Your contribution will be a tangible and meaningful gesture of support for this dedicated team following their devastating loss.

Thank you.
Judy MacDonald Johnston
ACR neighbor and supporter since 2008

This campaign is a Certified Charity with GoFundMe and PayPal Giving. It is tax-deductible and you will get an email receipt with that information for your tax files.

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MFK Fisher's Last House was saved!

ACR's Sasha Berleman, who pioneered ACR's fire ecology program and has a Ph.D. in Fire Ecology, lives in Berkeley. She learned about the fires Monday morning, grabbed her gear, and headed straight for the ACR Bouverie Preserve in Glen Ellen. When she arrived, nearly all the buildings in the Bouverie Preserve were on fire. Along with the assistance of neighbors, a bucket brigade was formed using water from the swimming pool next to David Bouverie’s house in order to separate burning structures from the two stucco houses. Sasha kept watch all Monday night, camping on the gravel driveway, putting out hot spots. Adjacent staff offices, housing and buildings all burned to the ground, but the two homes were saved.

Last House was built for Fisher by David Bouverie in 1971. She worked, cooked, and entertained guests like Herb Caen, Alice Waters, James Beard and Julia Child in this home. Bouverie donated his 535 acres that included wildflowers, waterfalls and wildlife to the nonprofit Audubon Canyon Ranch.

The famous food writer’s personal possessions recently returned as part of a restoration project, were all saved. That includes the writer’s signature rattan Peacock chair, dining-room table, pottery, books, photographs, awards, artwork and a well-used Coronamatic typewriter.

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MFK Fisher's Last House June 2017
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Raised by 32 people in 6 months
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