What Your Bucks Can Buy
$10 Buys three pairs of work gloves for the tire shear crew.
Why does it matter? You wouldn’t want to touch that stuff, would you?
$30 buys an hour of grant writing.
Why does it matter? Well-written grants get funded and bring great projects to life!
$75 buys an on-site lunch for a tire shear crew or a roadside cleanup work crew.
Why does it matter? Would you want these people in your restaurant? Food is fuel to keep working!
$150 pays the phone and internet bills for one month.
Why does it matter? A tin can on a string doesn’t stretch very far.
$600 buys a tri-axle load of limestone for an abandoned mine discharge treatment system.
Why does it matter? Would you want to drink orange water?
$1200 pays the insurance bills for one year.
Why does it matter? Life is full of risk.
$2000 cleans up a ton of illegally dumped trash.
Why does it matter? It’s never been okay to litter – let alone dump.
$3500 stirs the limestone in the JB2 AMD treatment system.
Why does it matter? Sixty fewer tons of this iron muck end up in Raccoon Creek every year.
$5000 builds a better canoe launch at Rocky Bottom.
Why does it matter? How would you like to drag a kayak over this terrain?
$15,000 builds a sturdy picnic shelter at Rocky Bottom.
Why does it matter? What’s a park without a picnic shelter?
$18,000 enables thirty youngsters to enjoy a week of outdoor learning at “Land Camp” at Raccoon Creek State Park.
Why does it matter? Our young people must understand that food does not grow on grocery store shelves; garbage and sewage don’t just ‘go away;’ there is a cost to flipping on the light switch; and the choices we make can save the very earth on which our lives depend.
$25,000 buys a quarter mile of rustic steel guard rail at Rocky Bottom.
Why does it matter? ATVs and wetlands don’t mix.
$40,000 buys the engineering and permitting for a low-impact park at Rocky Bottom.
Why does it matter? Good plans pave the way for permanent improvements.