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Save the Hidden Forest Botanical Reserve

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6/2/24 UPDATE
Help Preserve the Hidden Forest Botanical Reserve

Happy summer, everyone. Thanks to all of you who have donated so far! Today I reach out to you once again with a heartfelt plea to help save this cherished natural haven in Sonoma County, California — the Hidden Forest Botanical Reserve. For nearly six decades, this botanical sanctuary has offered solace and inspiration to countless visitors, fostering a deep appreciation for nature's diversity and beauty.
The Hidden Forest is more than just a garden and a nursery; it's a vibrant ecosystem teeming with unique plants and wildlife, a place where peace and serenity abound. Its proximity to urban areas makes it an invaluable resource for education and relaxation, a true gem that we cannot afford to lose.
However, recent years have been tough. The reserve has faced a series of financial setbacks due to natural disasters such as drought, fires, floods, compounded by the economic impacts of the pandemic and other challenges like the competitive pressure from big box stores. These events have strained our resources to the limit, threatening the future of this beautiful space.

We are at a critical juncture. Your support now is crucial as it will provide us the necessary time to secure long-term funding from philanthropists who are passionate about conservation. Alternatively, it will give us time to find a buyer who feels the same.
Every donation helps! Please consider making a contribution today! No amount is too small to make a difference.
Additionally, if you know any nature-loving philanthropists,
fundraisers, or anyone interested in leveraging a tax shelter by donating significantly to a worthy cause, please have them contact Mike Boss directly.
Your support helps ensure that the Hidden Forest continues to thrive and serve as a source of inspiration and education for generations to come.

On behalf of myself, the forest, and all who love this place, thank you for your generosity and for believing in the power of preserving natural beauty. Together, we can save the Hidden Forest. Let's make it happen!


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Michael Boss
Sebastopol, CA

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