Join Us at Wild About Blue – Sunday, November 12th

Our Annual Fall Fundraiser is Wild About Blue.

This year’s Wild About Blue will take place on Sunday, November 12, 2017 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at the Saratoga National Golf Course with drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and bountiful food stations.  This beautiful venue allows us to create a special evening, with people who, like you, care deeply about the environment and the success of the Preserve & Park.

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Funds raised by the event support our many successful undertakings, including habitat work for the Karner blue butterfly, year-round environmental education programs for all ages and interests, the creation and maintenance of almost 20 miles of recreational trails, and free public events like our Earth Day Celebration, Wildlife Festival, Winterfest, and Moonlight Ski and Snowshoe. Wonderful donors and volunteers through the years have helped to create this lasting preserve for nature and this park enjoyed by outdoor enthusiasts from far and near.

Wild About Blue, inspired by our work with the endangered Karner blue butterfly, also gives us the opportunity to recognize someone who has created transformative change in our community through the annual Metamorphosis Award.

This year we are honoring Mike Huchro, Nancy Ferguson, and Barbara Messier for their work in initiating and running Lake Avenue Elementary School’s Fifth Grade Outdoor Education Experience.

This program through its three-day wilderness outing at Camp Wakpominee has helped more than 1,000 students build confidence, friendships, a sense of responsibility, and an appreciation of the natural world.  Supported by the PTA and run by school staff and parent volunteers, this program is a model for other elementary schools in the region, state, and further afield.  These three individuals have created positive and dramatic changes in the lives of their school community and we are proud to have them as our honorees this year!

Past recipients are Larry Gordon, Heather Mabee, Kathy O’Brien, Jane Adams Wait, and Joe Bruchac.

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