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The Buckthorn Stops Here

$2,150 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 27 people in 4 months
Created October 1, 2018
Volunteer stewards working in Somme Woods are restoring a now-rare natural oak woodland. Hundreds of species of mostly rare plants (and, indirectly, animals) are benefitting. Hundreds of people contribute annually as volunteers. Many schools and day-to-day visitors enjoy, study, and appreciate the conservation importance of these increasingly beautiful woods. The Forest Preserve staff helps, but they are spread thin.

We have been challenged to match a grant which would help us pay for a crew of young professionals to help with some heavy lifting (for example, chain-sawing of invasive brush). As a part of our total goal of $7,000, we hope that this GoFundMe campaign could get the ball rolling to the tune of $2,000 by December 31.

Hundreds of volunteer stewards and thousands of plants and animals would appreciate your contribution so much. So, we think, would the Planet.
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$2,150 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 27 people in 4 months
Created October 1, 2018
Funds raised will benefit:
Friends Of The Forest Preserves (Fotfp)
Certified Charity
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Chicago, IL
EIN: 364519273
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PE
$50
Phillip Elcock
1 month ago
MZ
$140
Mike Zarski
1 month ago
KT
$50
Kath Thomas
1 month ago
BK
$50
Brian and Andrea Kramer
2 months ago
GS
$100
Gautam Shah
2 months ago
JS
$250
Jonathan Sladek
2 months ago
GE
$50
Gayle Edmunds
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RM
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Radhika Miraglia
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JB
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