Potomac River Association
Gita van Heerden
Mary Kay Roma
Frank and Christina Allen
Bob and Eula Prine
Sue Veith (gifts-in-kind)
Patuxent River Appreciation Days (PRAD) grant
Gordon and Judy Moe
Fred and Becky Benton
Phillip Hayward and Pauline Lang
Diep Nguyen-Van Houtte
A. J. Eckerd Real Estate
Wild Birds Unlimited(Pledged Legacy Donor for 2019)
Port of Leonardtown Winery(gifts-in kind)
Corn Crib Studios(gifts-in-kind)
Bert and Beverly Johnston
Dr. Jennifer Schmidt
Dr. Amin & Strouth DDS
Dr. Todd Allen, DDS
Breton Bay Garden Club
St. Mary’s County Garden Club
Calvert County Garden Club
The Good Earth(gifts-in-kind)
Corn Crib Publishing
Two Hens Feed, Seed, and Bees(gifts-in-kind)
St. Mary’s Arts Council(gifts-in-kind)
Jeannette and Noonan Kaufman
Paula and William Keeton
Sarah Houde (gifts-in-kind)
Richard and Faye Snyder
Conni Leigh James
Mary Ida Rolape
When a hobby gets out of hand, it becomes a passion. When a passion gets out of hand, it’s time to open a store. Such was the case for Barb and Chip Whipkey when they realized the dream of a lifetime by opening a store that met all their requirements for feeding and watching birds. Their Wild Birds
Unlimited franchise in Lexington Park in St. Mary’s County is in its third year, thriving, and on the verge of even greater things. The Whipkeys eventually connected with the Patuxent Tidewater Land Trust, whose mission to save Southern Maryland’s farmland, forests, and wildlife habitat meshed well with their view to the future. The intersection of PTLT’s nonprofit mission and the Whipkey’s enterprise led them to make a generous contribution of the land conservation organization. It’s a logical fit. Barb explains.
“We now feel it is time to expand beyond the four walls of the store and what our customers can do for the birds,” Barb says. “We are interested in finding ways to enhance habitats in a broader manner. We have begun to work with the schools to provide classroom discussion on the birds and hope to work with local parks to establish Bluebird trails.
“PTLT is a natural extension to these efforts,” she continues. “Since songbirds receive less than 10 percent of food from feeders, quality foraging areas are essential to the preservation and hopefully recovery for many of the birds we find so fascinating.”
Getting to this point didn’t occur overnight. But the Whipkey’s route clearly shows a strong commitment to community
ALL PROFIT GOES TO THE PATUXENT TIDEWATER LAND TRUST to help save land in our area.
Join Izzy, the Diamond Terrapin, to learn all about saving land and protecting wildlife in this interactive activity book! Wind your way through the turtle-shell maze, fill out the crossword and learn ways to protect nature and wildlife. Izzy will join friends, like Oscar the Terrapin, to guide you through the work of a Land Trust and help you find ways to help save natural space in your hometown! Illustrated beautifully with original paintings and filled with brain-teasing fun, Izzy the Terrapin is the entertaining way to learn about land preservation and the importance of our environment!
8.5 x 11"; Color cover, B&W interior pages
Thank you for your support. Your generous donation will fund our mission and save land in southern Maryland.
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