Fundraiser to Preserve Little Badger Mountain from Development.Posted: Updated:
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.