Preserve Forests For Indy

$570 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 19 people in 6 months
Created June 8, 2018
Urban forests have the power to improve the health of people who live near them. These forests clean the air, cool the surrounding neighborhood, absorb flood waters, offer places to play, and reduce life’s stress. They also provide a refuge for migrating birds and a place in a city for wildlife to thrive! 

Want to make sure Marion County's urban forests are protected? Then donate to before July 1 to Forests for Indy.

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Indiana Forest Alliance (IFA) is the group that led the charge to prevent the destruction of the North Woods at Crown Hill Cemetery  in 2017.  Those woods stand today because citizens like you spoke out loud and clear to politicians, who finally took action to save that rare urban forest. WE DID IT! 

Now, we have a plan to save more forests BEFORE they are under threat. To maintain forested areas in our city for future generations, we must protect our canopy proactively, to combat climate change, and leave a legacy of what's wild in Indianapolis.

Forests for Indy is IFA's new initiative to identify the most valuable forests in Indianapolis and create a comprehensive plan for protection of each of them. Here's how we'll put your donation to work:

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PHASE 1: Identify valuable forests. Using data, high-resolution imagery, and neighborhood input, we will map forests throughout Marion County. We'll prioritize them based on their size, quality and their ecological benefits, and what they mean to the community.

PHASE 2: Develop a comprehensive conservation plan for the top forests identified. We'll lay out a unique strategy for protection, working with landowners, local government, and citizens.

Jerome Delbridge is the project director for Forests for Indy. Your gift allows him to conduct this crucial collaborative work! Hear him speak in the video below.

Jerome says: "Take a walk in your nearest forest and take a moment to be immersed in the vibrancy of life all around you. Invite a neighbor or friend to join you and be aware of the complexity of the forest from the forest floor to the canopy. These places make a huge difference in our quality of life and need to be protected for future Indy residents."

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Take a leap and make a contribution: the more resources we have, the more forests we can save.

Give by July 1 to match an initial donation from the Dr. Laura Hare Charitable Trust. The more funding, the more forests we can protect. 

WILL YOU SHARE THIS CAMPAIGN WITH YOUR FRIENDS?  Thank you!

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$570 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 19 people in 6 months
Created June 8, 2018
Funds raised will benefit:
Indiana Forest Alliance Inc
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Indianapolis, IN
EIN: 352059195
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