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Mequon Nature Preserve & Johnson’s Nursery Team Up For GivingTuesday

December 03, 2019

Between now and GivingTuesday on December 3, help us reach our goal of $5,000! Your donations will be used towards Wisconsin native plants for our project at Trinity Creek. And our good friends at Johnson’s Nursery will be matching your donation, dollar for dollar!

What is GivingTuesday? It’s is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. Learn more about #GivingTuesday.

To help us reach our goal, simply complete the form below. All donations to Mequon Nature Preserve are 100% tax deductible and go towards our mission to lead land restoration by example.

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Trees For Trinity Creek

The Trinity Creek restoration project includes restoring the creek channel back to its historical location, along with establishing native plants along its banks. The stages of restoration began with excavation that connects the new stream bed to the restored stream channel. This new stream channel features meanders, logs and rock structures that allow for the slowing down and pooling of water which will catch sediment and prevent it from flowing down stream. Now that the construction phase is complete, we need your help! The surrounding area will be planted with native trees and shrubs.

Trees are a vital component for an ecosystem. They not only provide food and habitat for a variety of animals, but they also sequester carbon from the atmosphere. One tree can absorb and lock away 48 pounds of carbon dioxide per year and sequester one ton by the time it’s 40 years old. An oak tree can support over 500 species of insects and 100 species of vertebrates and one average sized tree produces enough oxygen in one year for 4 people. With your help we can grow a forest and clean the air we breathe!

Help us reach our Giving Tuesday goal of planting Trees for Trinity Creek! If we raise $5,000 today, Johnson’s Nursery will match the equivalent in native trees. That’s $10,000 worth of native trees! Fill out the form below and select ‘Land Restoration’ to donate. THANK YOU!