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Help BUY THE BOG, tomorrow May 5th!!!

Apr 28, 2010
Dear Friends of Meadowview:

Tomorrow, May 5, is YOUR day to make a big difference in pitcher plant conservation by donating to Meadowview on the Community GIVE. The Community Give is a one day fund raising event for local non-profits in the Fredericksburg, VA region and is hosted by the Community Foundation of the Rappahannock River Region. Our goal this year is to raise $100,000 to both pay off the remaining $43K note on the Wilson tract and to purchase the M. Latka tract on the Central Virginia Preserve. Can you help with this effort? We are working on buying, protecting and restoring a series of connected properties to complete the Central VA Preserve to ensure protection of the rare northern-most pitcher plant bog in Virginia, a state threatened species (New Jersey Rush), a globally rare gravel bog, and to expand the Duff McDuff Green Jr. Birding and Wildlife Trail.

You can donate electronically to Meadowview through the Community Give portal on May 5 at:


Please help us to “Buy the Bog” and ensure a future for these incredible plants.

The more money we raise, and the greater number of folks that donate money, make us eligible for CONSIDERABLE cash prizes which will benefit our conservation efforts. Each unique gift of $25 or more makes us eligible for these prizes.

Grand Prizes -

https://bf9f4517e2e080d54b60-5d0426...1397854001.042-icon-grandprize-firstplace.png $10,000 The Community Foundation "Grand" Prize - awarded to the nonproft that raises the highest total dollar amount
https://bf9f4517e2e080d54b60-5d0426...1397854001.042-icon-grandprize-firstplace.png $10,000 Kaeser Compressors "Grand" Prize -awarded to the nonproft that receives the most unique gifts
https://bf9f4517e2e080d54b60-5d0426...1397854001.042-icon-grandprize-firstplace.png $10,000 The Community Enrichment "Grand" Prize - awarded to the nonproft that wins a random drawing. To qualify, the nonproft must receive at least 100 unique gifts

https://bf9f4517e2e080d54b60-5d0426...cfrrr-1397854291.8001-icon-smallbutmighty.png "Small but Mighty" - $1,000 to the nonprofit that receive the most unique gifts during the following time periods. To qualify, the nonprofit must be operated entirely by volunteers OR have no more than 1 fulltime employee.
•Kelly and Fitz Johnson Overall Prize - between 12:00am & 11:59pm
•Hagerman Group Prize - between 12:00am & 1:00am
•Access Eye Opener Prize - between 6:00am & 8:00am
•Stafford Printing Afternoon Social Prize - between 4:00pm & 5:00pm
•Marstel-Day Pinnacle Prize - between 9:00pm & 11:00pm

https://bf9f4517e2e080d54b60-5d0426...on-thehoneywellcharitablefundgoldenticket.png The Honeywell Charitable Fund “Golden Ticket” - $500 "Golden Tickets" to two nonprofits that are drawn hourly and at random for 24 hours. To qualify, the nonprofit must receive at least one unique gift during the hour.

https://bf9f4517e2e080d54b60-5d0426...87-icon-thenoplacelikehome-carolinecounty.png “No Place like Home” Prizes - $1,500 to the 5 nonprofits that receive the most unique gifts from each of the localities that make up the Rappahannock River region. Prizes awarded based on the zip code of the donor.
•Caroline County zip codes: 22427, 22428, 22446, 22501, 22535, 22538, 22546, 22552, 22580
•City of Fredericksburg zip codes: 22401, 22402, 22404
•King George County zip codes: 22485, 22481, 22448, 22541, 22526, 22544, 22547
•Spotsylvania County zip codes: 22407, 22408, 22551, 22553, 22565, 22534
•Stafford County zip codes: 22403, 22405, 22406, 22430, 22463, 22471, 22545, 22554, 22555, 22556

https://bf9f4517e2e080d54b60-5d0426...ckcdn.com/cfrrr-1428588783.3408-powerhour.png Power Hour Prizes - $2,000 to the 3 nonprofits that receive the most unique gifts during the following time periods:
•SimVentions Midnight Shift - between 12:00am & 1:00am
•Atlantic Builders Crack of Dawn - between 6:00am & 8:00am
•Breeze-Eastern Afternoon Lift - between 4:00pm & 5:00pm
•Union Bank and Trust Home Stretch - between 9:00pm & 11:00pm

https://bf9f4517e2e080d54b60-5d0426...ckcdn.com/cfrrr-1428587704.503-targeticon.png Goal Prizes - To celebrate this year's goals, we will award:
•$500 to the nonprofit that receives the 7,500th gift
•$500 to the nonprofit that receives the gift that reaches the 750,000th dollar

Please let me know if you have any questions and I look forward to your conservation donation on May 5 during the Community GIVE!


Phil Sheridan, Ph.D.

President and Director

Meadowview Biological

Research Station