A week from now on Tuesday, November 29, philanthropist (that means you!) from around the world will come together for a day of giving. On this global day of giving, we are asking those of you who consider yourselves defenders of the environment to unite and support the Huyck Preserve.
If you have been to the Preserve, you know what a special place we are. Our trail-sign in books are filled with over 10,000 people waxing poetically about our trails. Facebook commenters repeatedly note “…we love coming here…” Over 100 people face the biting winter annually to take a plunge down our ice luge at the Winter Festival. We at the Huyck Preserve love the tremendous amount of praise.
We urge you to remember that these accomplishments, 2,000 acres saved from development, a beautiful trail system, and a sustainable recreation programming, cannot happen without your support. While magical, our woods do not come with woodland sprites to clean up after storms, repair board walks, prune, and make valiant efforts at drainage to keep your feet dry. Those Buildings and Grounds guys are people, humans like you and me, who donate their sweat, brawn, and sometimes tears to keeping our trails gorgeous. No magic here. Just people doing some great work. People who appreciate the thanks they get and blush if you go on for too long about how much you love the trails. People who hope that you will donate so that they can continue to have proper equipment and supplies to do their jobs right. This #GivingTuesday loudly declare yourself an Environmental Defender and donate to the #HuyckPreserve! We have set a goal of $30,000 for this years Annual Fund. If just our Facebook friends donated $10, we would make this goal in one day. But we at the Huyck Preserve know we have friends in places far and wide and urge you all to make a contribution either online or through the mail. Every little bit counts in our fight to defend the environment!