From Deb Nardone, Executive Director of ClearWater Conservancy:
It’s with great joy and SO much appreciation that I send you this email. Thanks to generous community support, ClearWater Conservancy has reached our fundraising goal of $2.75 million for the Slab Cabin Run Initiative.
We are finalizing the legal agreement with the Meyer and Everhart families and all 300 acres will be permanently conserved by the end of September.
I am so humbled by the engaged and passionate support of our great community. Together, we had the foresight to proactively conserve an important gem in the heart of a growing town while protecting our drinking water, improving our trout streams and preserving this gorgeous landscape. This achievement means so much for our community, the next generation, and all those who love this place. It would have never happened without you.
You’ll likely hear more about this in the upcoming days and weeks as we make this news public. But starting today, you can pass by the beautiful landscape along University Drive and know that you played a vital role in its conservation.
To celebrate this significant achievement, please join us on Saturday, October 7th for a fun and family-friendly evening at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in State College. Guests can take in a gorgeous view of the property we’ve all worked so hard to conserve, listen to great music, enjoy food and drink from our local partners and celebrate what our great community can do together. This event is free, but we do appreciate your online RSVP by October 1.
I wanted you to be among the first to hear this really exciting news. Thank you for playing an important part in this impactful project. A thousand thanks for all you do!