Silver Creek to be covered in houses! That's a headline many decided they never wanted to read.
Last year, they acted.
Due to community support, The Nature Conservancy was able to sign an agreement to purchase a conservation easement on the property just south of the preserve, across the road from the visitor center.
But we still need your help to finalize the purchase!
Last year marked an important point in Silver Creek Preserve's history.
The view across the road from Silver Creek—the farm fields and sagebrush hills, the deer heading down from the Picabo Hills—was not protected by conservation easement.
The Conservancy believed that this property should be protected, and started a community effort to ask for your help raise funds to acquire a conservation easement. You responded.
An Important Conservation Legacy
You have the chance to make sure the wildlife, working farms and ranches and clean water of Silver Creek stay that way.
The Nature Conservancy is still in the process of purchasing a conservation easement on the property directly across from Silver Creek Preserve. While the agreement has been signed, we still need $300,000 to purchase the easement.
Every dollar counts!
The easement will protect 320 acres from development, now and for future generations.
Thirty five years ago, the land that is now Silver Creek Preserve came up for sale. Concerned citizens feared for its future. They didn’t despair. They recognized the moment, and they seized it. That started a conservation tradition that has resulted in 10,000 acres of conservation along the creek.
Seize the Moment
Today is another moment for Silver Creek. With your help we can finalize this easement, and ensure this property remains protected.
Some day, when you bring your grandchildren to the preserve, you could point across to that glorious open space with its deer and elk and sagebrush, and say: “I helped make that possible. I protected that land.”
We invite you to play a role in Silver Creek’s conservation heritage. Every donation helps.
To learn more or to donate, please contact us at (208) 788-8988 ext 16.
Seize the moment. Protect Silver Creek now and for the future.February 11, 2011