You may not have heard, but there is a fundraising effort going on to help cover both some unexpected costs and some newly discovered opportunities to make improvements during the second phase of construction at Boulevard Woods Park.
With the contractor already on site and ready to help, we can—at relatively little extra expense—cover the unexpected costs and finish up the work in style.
If we raise $8000 before December 31, we’ll be able put in a more new plants (trees and shrubs), create a more durable small rustic gathering space, establish a simple rain garden to help control the stormwater that flows through the park, plus cover the additional tree work we’re being asked to do.
The first phase of construction came in under-budget thanks to careful management by Josh Koons and his firm, Koons Environmental Design, and a very conscientious and community-spirited contractor, Andrew Wahlers of Cultivation, LLC. This same team is doing phase 2, and we could get the basic plan installed for just a little over budget (about $2500) because of the tree work. But if we pitch in a little now, we have a chance to really enhance the park.
As we did for the first phase of construction, we’ll recognize contributors on a sign at the park’s entranceway—and on the park’s website and social media.
We’re making good progress, but as of this writing, we’re still about $2000 short of reaching our fundraising target of $8000.
To help us hit our target by Tuesday, Dec. 18, Gregg Bayard and Maggie Kiley—neighbors, long-time friends of the park and generous souls—have put a $1000 pot on the table and will match donations dollar for dollar until we reach a combined total of $2000.
Help us wrap up this fundraising campaign soon, and contribute today.
Send checks to:
Athens Land Trust
685 N Pope Street
Athens, GA 30601
NOTE: in the check memo space, write “Boulevard Woods.”
Or contribute online at: