Winter Appeal Letter

Hopefully you received our winter appeal letter in the mail. If not (are you on our snail mail list?), please click the link to read the pdf version Willow Bend Winter Appeal 2017, or scroll down to read below.

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Dear Friends,

Make supporting Willow Bend a New Year’s resolution and give the gift of outdoor experiential education this holiday season. Don’t let science be silenced! With significant cuts to federal funding for environmental and science education, your contribution makes a big difference!

Willow Bend is Coconino County’s only year-round full-time environmental education center. Each year we deliver science based, outdoor experiential education programs to over 18,000 students, teachers, residents, and visitors.

Thanks to support from our partners, members and donors this year we led natural senses field trips for kindergarteners, tracked wildlife with 1st graders, taught 2nd graders about bats, took 3rd graders to Picture Canyon, delivered recycling programs to 4th graders, guided watershed field trips for 5th graders, went on expeditions with 6th graders, organized summer hikes for the Boys and Girls Club, planted a food garden with youth from the Juvenile Detention Center, hosted Science Saturday events and adult workshops and so much more!



Please consider making a tax deductible annual membership donation, or a one-time holiday gift. If you recently made a donation, please accept our gratitude.

Please help us reach our Year-End Appeal fundraising goal of $5,000*:
To make a contribution please use the enclosed envelope, visit our website, or contact Moran Henn (928) 779-1745,

On Behalf of Willow Bend, Wishing You Happy Holidays and a Meaningful New Year!

Moran Henn, Executive Director                                   Ariel Leonard, President of the Board


*Limited edition! FREE Willow Bend T-shirt with any donation/membership over $50
(pick up at Willow Bend, while supplies last). Willow Bend is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and your donations are tax-deductible.