Help the Friends of the Dan Ryan Woods raise $21,000 with a 3-to-1 match!
Friends of the Dan Ryan Woods has been awarded a grant by the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation for up to 27 acres of brush clearing in the woods. Friends of the Forest Preserves and Friends of the Dan Ryan Woods are working together to make our woods healthier and safer for people, plants, and animals.
One of FOTFP's adult conservation corps crews will be conducting the work. This grant will fund up to 24 days of work for the crew. That is six weeks of work for five adults! (They work 9 hour days four days a week.)
Senior Conservation Corps Manager Brenda Elmore leads the crew that will be doing the work. In the next few weeks Brenda's crew is going to start working on the area in Dan Ryan Woods that is being funded by the grant. We walked the site recently with forest preserve staff and we're ready to get started.
The grantor will give us:
- $2,000 for 100 hours of social media time
- $4,000 for 400 hours of volunteer time (we have already exceeded this goal)
- $3 for every $1 we raise up to $21,000.
Which means we need to raise $7,000 in order to get the $21,000.
Please make a donation today to help make our woods better for people, plants, and animals.
P.S. If we exceed our goal, all funds will go toward making Dan Ryan Woods even better!