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Fundraiser to Preserve Little Badger Mountain from Development.

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RICHLAND, Wash.--Trying to raise $1 million dollars? Seems like an uphill climb for some, but for Friends of Badger Mountain, a non-profit organization, it's an intense awareness campaign to preserve Little Badger Mountain from possible development.

On Tuesday, May 6th organization leaders announced a 60-day, $1 million dollar "Sprint to the Summit."

Their goal is to purchase a small piece of land on Little Badger Mountain. If they succeed, the group will qualify for a $1 million dollar matching grant from the Washington State Recreation and Conservation office.

"One of the little mantras I say is that there are thousands of people that hike this each week," says Sharon Grant, founder of Friends of Badger Mountain. If 10,000 people gave $100 (dollars), we would have our one million."

To make a contribution, follow the link below to the Friends of Badger Mountain website.

Or you can stop by the base of Badger Mountain near Trailhead Park to pick-up pamphlets and flyers explaining the fundraiser.

So far, the group has come up with a little more than $120,000 dollars.





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