Our Champions of the Wild (formerly called Guardians of the Land) are donors who have recognized the importance of providing the Nature Trust with ongoing, significant support (pledged over 3 to 5 years) of unrestricted dollars (to be used where the need is greatest).
Each year, as a small token of our thanks for their foundational support, we hold a special field trip to one of our existing or upcoming properties, led by a conservation staff member. This is an opportunity for our Champions to get a “behind-the-scenes” look at our work and to learn about what goes into protecting land forever. As well, our Champions have the opportunity to meet each other and spend the day together exploring one of our wonderful properties.
In 2020, like with our other events, we had to make adjustments due to Covid-19, so instead of gathering as a large group, each Champion had the chance to meet one-on-one (virtually or in-person) with a staff member to get the inside story on an aspect of our work.