New Year's Resolution: Rebuild Community Native Nursery
Be part of our New Year’s resolution to rebuild our native plant nursery by July 2019.
All $25+ donations will receive a restoration planting in your honor (geo-tagged and viewable on our new interactive restoration donor map) - Tinyurl.com/mrtdonorplants
MRT and the community lost a significant native plant nursery facility – an operation that produced over 3,000 native plantings per year. With your support, we will rebuild stronger than ever before.
Volunteers, including local school, senior citizen, veteran, and underserved groups, are eager to learn and propagate in a new and improved nursery. And the planned relocation of our nursery operation to Headwaters Corner in Calabasas will grant even more community members access to our 'seed to plant' programming.
With you, we can raise the $50K necessary for a new nursery operation where the community will invigorate greenhouse, shade-house, fireproof seed storage, and community-centered programming. The community-centered nursery will provide the experience, plants and center to replant our Woolsey-scorched hillsides and provide for a healthy ecosystem well into the future.
This nursery is more than a structure. It is where the seeds for a vital, healthy ecosystem are planted for people and planet. It is where K-12 children learn about our unique and highly biodiverse Mediterranean region. It is the foundation for restoration that brings back endangered species, such as the red-legged frog and Lyon’s pentachaeta. It is where a community comes together in stewardship and enjoyment of our unique, local, and bountiful Santa Monica Mountains.
With Great Appreciation and Community Pride,
Your Mountains Restoration Trust
Gifts during the $50K campaign are eligible to receive MRT community threads (shirts, hats, puzzles, trails, etc.):
- $25+ gifts receive a donor-named/geo-tagged plant
- $50 gifts receive limited print Lesley Goren cards
- $75 gifts receive an MRT corduroy hat
- $100 gifts receive an MRT shirt
- $150 gifts receive an MRT shirt + hat
- $200 gifts receive a 1,000 piece limited edition Naturgemalde Alexander Von Humboldt Puzzle
- $500 gifts receive a recognition plaque on MRT greenhouse
- $2,000 gifts receive an MRT trail bench in your name
- $3,000 gifts receive an MRT commemorative oak grove in your name
- $10,000 gifts receive a trail sign in your name
- $25,000 gifts receive the naming of an MRT trail
- $50,000 gift receives the naming rights to the new greenhouse center