One of APT’s biggest assets is our 110 acres of woods and natural surroundings. The property boasts a variety of natural habitats (oak savanna, wetland, prairie remnant, pine forest, and deciduous forest, as well as a managed prairie restoration area), and at-risk and endangered species (including ornate box turtle, whip-poor-will, red-headed woodpecker, and wood thrush). But keeping all that land, and our buildings, in shape takes a lot of resources, volunteer hours, and financial support. Here are a few ways you can support APT’s Environment and Grounds:
Designate a Gift to the Environment
We have many ongoing environmental projects, and special projects that we would like to undertake should funding become available. Recent projects include six-acre oak savanna restoration, bi-annual seeding and burning of our prairie restoration area and treatment of oak trees to prevent the spread of oak wilt. Your contribution will be used directly on a project to maintain, restore, or enhance APT’s natural surroundings.
Designate a Gift to the Grounds
Support APT's public amenities. Your contribution will be used to build new picnic tables, purchase additional gas grills, replace our aging tents, or for other projects and enhancements to our grounds.
Take Your Seat
Honor a loved one or mark an occasion with a plaque on one of the seats in the Uphill Theatre. Seat plaques are available for $250, $500, $1,000 or $5,000 each, depending on its location in the theater. For more information, contact Donor Relations Manager Beth Ferstl.
Many of our projects would not be possible without the assistance of volunteers. Projects such as the garlic mustard weed pull occur annually, while other projects such as the oak savanna restoration are undertaken when funding becomes available. Most of our environmental initiatives rely on the help of volunteers, and we maintain a database of volunteers interested in helping when the need and opportunity arises. For more information on volunteering, click here.