to Herpers: Fundraising

Close up of a cute salamander faceHerpers, the Vermont Reptile and Amphibian Atlas is launching our first ever fundraising event. I hope most of you are familiar with our work but just in case, here is my promo.

Since the mid 1990s, the Vermont Reptile and Amphibian (Herp) Atlas has been gathering and disseminating information on Vermont’s frogs, salamanders, turtles, snakes, and lizards. Our efforts have resulted in a multitude of conservation actions by landowners, organizations, and state agencies. We depend on a significant amount of volunteer effort, but the Herp Atlas also requires some money. One of our sources of federal funds has dropped from $20,000 in 2015 to $8,500 for this coming year (2019). We need your help not only to continue our efforts, but also to fund the conversion of our early prints, slides, and paper reports to an electronic form that will be easily available for future generations.

Please check out our fundraising video and supporting information. I think you will find it both informative and entertaining. We also have some unique gift incentives that may interest you. I hope you will be convinced we are worthy of your financial support. Also, please forward our link to anyone you know who might be supportive of our efforts.


Jim Andrews

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