Hi, my name is Stephanie, and I am a 15-year-old resident of Sammamish, WA. In recent years, there has been a dramatic increase in local infrastructure, and as a result, our city has experienced more human-wildlife conflicts than ever before. Animals such as deer, bunnies, snakes, squirrels, and more don't have enough places to go and are constantly in danger of getting run over. I frequently see these animals aimlessly roaming the streets and peoples' properties, and have even witnessed some being killed by cars. This is happening now more than ever, and it is becoming absolutely vital that we come up with ways to coexist with our wildlife.
I, along with the city of Sammamish, have been working to implement effective wildlife corridors for some time, but there is still an evident disconnect between their habitats, forcing animals to walk on busy roads in order to get around. That is why I am currently raising funds to build under and overpasses on our streets, so wildlife too, can cross them safely. This would resolve many of our problems and allow animals to go from forest to forest without putting themselves in danger.
I am hoping to raise an initial amount of $10,000 to cover the cost of the first underpass, one which has the potential to save many lives in the future. If you care enough to donate, that would be so incredibly appreciated. Thank you in advance, now let's make this project a reality.