IMGP3760The Cora Hartshorn Arboretum & Bird Sanctuary, a haven of natural, open space, is a historic woodlands garden and conservation institution whose mission is to foster and promote environmental awareness, education, and stewardship within the greater community. The Arboretum is here today because of the historic vision of Cora Hartshorn and her father Stewart Hartshorn, and also because of the generosity of our members and donors. We are excited about the future of the Arboretum, and we invite you to join us in our efforts to continue our decades-long tradition and commitment to providing engaging and educational programming for visitors of all ages.

Historically the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum has been an important regional resource for woodlands conservation as well as a provider of high quality nature education programs year-round for children, adults, and families. We have embraced our woodlands as a living laboratory that allows us to provide impactful conservation programs to all who visit, while we stand as stewards to the living things that call the woods their home. Based on the writings of our founder, Cora Hartshorn, our conservation and education programs continue to be rooted in a foundation that is collaborative, science-based, sustainable, and
welcoming of partnerships with community volunteers.

In April 2017, the Arboretum celebrated the grand opening of our new Stone House Nature Center, a museum-quality exhibit with sculptural trees and canopies, interactive learning and discovery stations, and live native animals. The Stone House Nature Center has allowed us to increase our education outreach and strengthen our conservation message. This unique and fun environment engages naturalists of all ages and fosters the development of the necessary connections that will impact positive local and global change. The continuing impact of the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum is more relevant than ever, reaffirming its enormous value to the children and residents of the community, and we need your help to continue advancing our efforts.

Please deepen your commitment to the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum & Bird Sanctuary by making a gift to our Annual Appeal. Your generous donation will help to preserve this vital community resource and allow us to continue our innovative programming as we move forward toward an exciting future ahead. We hope you will join us for a walk in the woods or for one of our programs soon!

Many, many thanks.

Your partners in woodland conservation,
Tedor Whitman, Director
Cora Hartshorn Arboretum & Bird Sanctuary


For more information about The Annual Appeal or donating to the Arboretum please contact us via e-mail or phone 973-376-3587.

2017 Annual Campaign Letter

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