I'm sure you had a special moment or recall when you first had that feeling of awe and appreciation for nature.
Maybe it's the spectacular lightning displays, claps of thunder and the sweet smell of desert rain during monsoon season. Or, watching countless hummingbirds arrive in spring to feast on the abundance of native flora.
If you love nature and wildlife, the borderlands is an amazing gift to behold.
But, all that we hold dear, could vanish if we don't take action.
The impacts of climate change, increasing wildfires, land degradation, and the breakdown of ecological systems pose ever-increasing threats to all that call the borderlands home.
Rebuilding healthy ecosystems, restoring habitat for plants and wildlife, and reconnecting our border communities to the land through shared learning are the answers, but we need the support of people like you.
Together, we can provide an otherwise unavailable comprehensive source of ecoregion-specific native plants and seeds for our restoration initiatives, national parks and forests, land managers, and the general public.
With your support, we will continue to protect and restore the last unobstructed migratory wildlife corridor linking the Santa Rita Mountains to the Huachuca Mountains to Mexico at the Borderlands Wildlife Preserve in Patagonia.
You can also help repair our watersheds from destructive soil erosion that strips our landscapes of water, native plants, wildlife habitats, and food sources. Our Watershed Restoration program has installed over 4,771 erosion control structures, removed thousands of invasive plants, as well as brought more than a million dollars in grant funding, just this year, to the local economy and regional partners to support collaborative conservation efforts.
But, without people and relationships, nothing would be possible.
Building relationships and partnerships across the borderlands to share skills, collaborate, and plan for the future is key to long-term success. That is why we work with over 60 different partners in the tri-national area to collaborate and facilitate learning opportunities for landowners, youth, and the general public.
Programs such as Water is Life, Borderlands Earth Care Youth, and the Sonoran Field Course are instilling value, understanding, and connection to the land while inspiring the next generation of environmental leaders to continue this important work.
Because you care about nature, please take a moment today to join in these efforts to protect biodiversity and conservation of the borderlands while we still can.
The action you take really does make a difference! You can help by making a gift of $35, $75, or $100 or more.
Thank you for joining us at this important time!
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