In 1924, Mrs. Frances Humphries donated land for our first state park, Mount Philo. Since then, many of our 55 Vermont State Parks have been created with support of conservation-minded donors. Vermont Parks Forever is employing that tradition of private-public partnership to take on a new challenge: making needed upgrades to our state parks.
The focus is broad and ambitious: from restored park nature centers and high-quality education programs to alternative energy awareness and improved historic interpretation. The goal is to build lifelong connections between park visitors and the natural world. Because connections like these are critical to the health of our people and the future of our parks.
People who spend time in the outdoors are healthier. And they are more likely to consider themselves environmentalists. Yet today’s children, particularly those in communities that are underserved and underrepresented, spend less time in the outdoors than any previous generation. Improving our parks is an important first step in restoring the connection to nature, making our children healthier, and creating a new generation of environmentalists to defend our natural places. We hope you’ll help us meet the challenge.
If you would like to make a donation to Vermont Parks Forever, please visit our Ways to Give page.
Contributions in any amount are always welcome and can be made online using the button above or via mail by check made out to Vermont Parks Forever to PO Box 815, Montpelier, VT 05601.
To find out how your contribution can make the most impact or to get more information on specific projects to support, contact us today.