Mianus River Gorge has received an enticing “Challenge Grant” to boost our efforts to raise the remaining capital to fully fund the historic High Tor acquisition.
It’s simple. If MRG can raise an additional $20,000 for the purchase by December 31, 2018, a generous, anonymous donor will match the total amount raised up to $20,000. We can go over, but we can’t go under!
As you know, High Tor was MRG’s highest priority property to protect. This critical parcel in the heart of Mianus River Gorge Preserve features rare species of flora and fauna, healthy wetlands habitat, and, most impressive, a rock outcropping on its eastern-most boundary. The rock outcropping known as High Tor hangs over the steep slopes that descend to the Mianus River far below.
MRG has received generous leadership support from several individual donors, local private foundations and also a $50,000 gift from The Nature Conservancy in New York. If we can raise another $20,000 to meet the Challenge Grant, we will be $40,000 closer to realizing our goal.
With your help, Mianus River Gorge will not only protect High Tor from development but will preserve the land that buffers the old-growth forest and serves as a corridor for the movement of wildlife throughout the area.
To help us meet the challenge, please click here and be sure to indicate that your donation is for the Challenge Grant. Or you may mail a check to Mianus River Gorge, 167 Mianus River Rd., Bedford, NY 10506. Thank you!