Did You Know?
The Glen Helen Association Now Owns & Manages Glen Helen!
In His Own Words—Board Trustee, Scott Geisel
Wonderful news—we hope you have heard: On September 4, the Glen Helen Association (GHA) finalized the purchase of the Glen Helen Nature Preserve from Antioch College. Trails are reopening with new precautions for COVID-19. Plans are underway to restart educational programs in the future.
This is a big change for the GHA, which began in 1960 to successfully fight threats to the Glen Helen Nature Preserve from a highway bypass and a sewer line. After sixty years of providing help to support Glen Helen, the GHA is evolving into a new role as owner and manager of the preserve and its programming.
The Yellow Springs Community Foundation has been there to help the Glen. In May, a donor established the Save the Glen Fund with the YSCF. To date, 807 donations have come from 463 donors from 210 zip codes, 90 of which are from 45387. The fund has received more than $100,000 in generous donations, with 20% of each dollar going into the GHA Endowment, helping to plan for the future.
Now the real work begins. The GHA has kicked off a capital campaign to fund the purchase expenses of Glen Helen, and to secure the health of the preserve and the future of its educational programs. It’s going to take a lot of community to accomplish these things! We're glad the Foundation has been here to help on this journey.
Donate to the Save the Glen Fund: https://yscf.fcsuite.com/erp/donate/create?funit_id=2815
For more information about GHA: Glen Helen Association