Taking care of a plot of land as large as the Garden City Bird Sanctuary requires money!
Please help “make a difference” and support the community nature preserve by becoming a member of the Garden City Bird Sanctuary for the year. Our goal is to increase family membership to 350 families for the next year, so that we have the necessary funds to continue to provide the community service and environmental stewardship activities that have earned the Garden City Bird Sanctuary a growing reputation on Long Island. We’ve been open both Saturdays and Sundays, and have increasing visitors each year.
We continue to make progress, and replanted an entire section of trees and shrubs by the Hempstead Plains meadow, thanks to community donations and a grant from the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation’s Community Tree Planting program. Boy scouts built a new gazebo, trellises and completed a small pond. Schools conducted volunteer days, and we had a Earth Fest and parrot show as well as a birds of prey and wildlife rescue demonstration by NYC Fireman Bobby Horvath where we released a pair of kestrels. The Halloween Festival and Haunted Hike was a delight, and several new memorial trees have been planted. We've also been working extremely hard to obtain funding through the 2006 Nassau County Environmental Programs Bond for significant capital improvements and thank the 600 folks that signed the group letter of support.
Already a member and looking to help more? Not a member but wishing to make a one-time donation? Anyone who is interested in helping out can do so via PayPal's secure service. Help us achieve our goals! Your money will go to a good cause.
Donating a memorial at the Garden City Bird Sanctuary is one means of support. Plantings and items can be donated In Memory, In Honor, or Compliments of- and are a generous means of acknowledging a special person or organization while also helping the nature refuge and environment. The Board of Directors selects specific species for planting so that our landscaping design can be maintained with predominantly native species. Past varieties have included holly, witchazel, American dogwood, viburnum, eastern redbud, white cedar, and amelanchier as these species help sustain wildlife. Other items such as benches, bird baths and small ponds, or arbors, fence and wall sections, and garden sculptures are also available and we can discuss with these with you. Benches are available for $950. Trees are available for a donation of $300. Checks should be made payable to The Garden City Bird Sanctuary, Inc. As a certified 510(c)3 nonprofit organization, donations are deductible in accordance with IRS regulations.
In addition to the planting or item, we arrange to have a small marker installed at the site. Please use the space below to clearly indicate the spelling of the designee, which can be a single person or couple. Each Spring, we have an informal dedication service, and will let donors know of the date. Families and friends are invited to this dedication and have consistently provided good feedback.