Your Donation Makes a Difference!
As dedicated members of our Chattahoochee Nature Center family, you have played an integral role in our mission to connect people with nature. Your support has made a significant impact on CNC’s ability to inspire environmental stewardship and provide environmental education and recreation opportunities for countless individuals over the last 47 years.
We take pride in the progress we have made since 1976, from expanding our educational programs to preserving and restoring vital ecosystems along the Chattahoochee River. Yet, these challenging economic times present new and pressing challenges. Inflation has led to cost increases in all aspects of our business at a time when we are expanding our reach in the community, making much-needed improvements to campus spaces, and seeing more wildlife patients requiring rehabilitation.
The very heart of CNC’s mission is threatened, and we must share with you today the urgent need we face. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, we need your financial support to sustain our vital work in the coming year and to maintain the high-quality programs and experiences that our community has come to expect from Chattahoochee Nature Center. Your support keeps our educational and recreation programs funded, helps us diagnose, medicate, and feed our wildlife patients, provides the supplies and tools necessary to maintain our supply of fresh produce to the local food bank, and provides a safe and welcoming space for people of all ages and abilities to connect with nature and the Chattahoochee River.
Your support is critical to help us fulfill our mission in the following ways:
- Fund our environmental education programs that reach almost 45,000 school children each year. Nearly 35% of these students come from Title I school communities where access and exposure to nature is limited. Our Title I scholarship programs help provide equitable access to nature for all students in our community.
- Support our wildlife rehabilitation services for over 700 raptors, reptiles, and amphibians that are brought to our Wildlife Clinic each year. CNC’s licensed rehabilitators cannot accept payment for their services. Thus, we rely heavily on donations to provide the necessary care to these animals (diagnostic tests, medication, and special diets) in the hope that they can return to their native habitat.
- Provide the supplies and tools necessary to maintain our supply of fresh produce to the local food pantry. CNC’s Unity Garden is on track to donate 10,000 pounds of fresh produce this year to combat food insecurity faced by 250 daily clients of the North Fulton Community Charities (NFCC) Food Pantry.
- Maintain our 127-acre campus along the Chattahoochee River which provides a safe and welcoming space for people of all ages and abilities to connect with nature and the majestic Chattahoochee River that supplies nearly 70% of metro Atlanta’s drinking water.
We understand that times have been tough for everyone. Every contribution, whether large or small, makes a profound difference in our ability to connect people with nature.
Please know that your support will have a lasting impact on the health of our environment and the well-being of our community. Together, we can protect the natural wonders of the Chattahoochee River watershed and inspire generations to come. Thank you for being an essential part of our mission. Your generosity, dedication, and love for nature empower us to make a real difference in the world.
Click here to donate to support our mission to connect people with nature. We now offer the option to become a recurring donor. Monthly, weekly, or annual donations provide us with a stable source of support for long-term planning. Thank you for your support.