Help HarborLAB Buy its 2016 Plantings!

We’re excited to be spartin’a New Year!
Can you help?

Please use your year-end tax-deductible donation to purchase indigenous seedlings for HarborLAB and our young partners to plant throughout our estuary!

Your donation to the Natural Areas Conservancy in HarborLAB’s name will reserve 1,000 plugs of spartina saltwater marsh grass seedling plugs and thousands more seedlings and seeds from the Greenbelt Native Plant Center of the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation. We then work with city, state, and federal park agencies and conservation groups to provide free environmental science programs for NYC youth from lower-income families.

The Greenbelt Native Plant Center will reserve 1,000 spartina plugs for HarborLAB if we raise $750. Our total plant budget goal is $2000. We’ll gratefully receive your small individual contribution. Corporate volunteer teams might wish to consider sponsoring the whole lot! And we welcome sponsors and proven volunteers to join us as we venture out on planting days!  All donors contributing more than $100 get special benefits from the Natural Areas Conservancy.

Please make your donation online or by check here:

Natural Areas Conservancy
http://naturalareasnyc.org/donate/

Be sure to put “HarborLAB” in the comment section online or in the memo line of your check! 

One of our favorite activities is to paddle with Hour Children (a group serving kids who were born in prison or whose mothers have been incarcerated) to plant spartina on mud flat islands in Jamaica Bay. HarborLAB is also transforming a stretch of the Newtown Creek (a federal Superfund environmental cleanup site) into a place of beautiful life and learning.

Help these kids have an unforgettable science education experience! Be part of the green and blue revival of NYC for a healthier, more sustainable, and more resilient future!

THANKS! And all joys to you in 2016!

—  The HarborLAB crew.

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