#Giving Tuesday ~ Lloyd Center for the Environment ~ Donate Today!

In conjunction with the Lloyd Center for the Environment’s 2017 Annual Fund, the Lloyd Center has joined the #GivingTuesday movement.

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide.

To support the Lloyd Center in this initiative, go to http://lloydcenter.org/donations.

The Lloyd Center’s Annual Fund goal is to raise $125,000, 10% more than last year, to support the critical research, education, and outreach programs the Lloyd Center provides to our community. For the Center to continue to provide the full complement of programs throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island they rely on your assistance and generosity.

Your donation will support experiences like this:

"Visiting the Center was more than a day out of school for many of my students.  They were able to apply what they learned in biology class and they also learned about their local habitat.”-High School Teacher

“I have fond memories of bringing my children to the Center.  We did not have a lot of money when they were growing up, so being able to visit the Center for free and enjoy the trails, tanks and view became a weekly treat.” -Visitor

There are many exciting things happening at the Lloyd Center with the ‘Transforming A Legacy’ (lloydcenter.org/legacy) capital campaign.  These accomplishments are separate from the Center’s annual operating needs for which they depend on annual support.

Please consider increasing your tax-deductible Annual Fund / #GivingTuesday contribution.  The Lloyd Center thanks you for partnering with them in confronting the diversity of environmental issues existing today which will challenge us and generations to come.

Those who are interested in joining the Lloyd Center for the Environment’s #GivingTuesday initiative can visit http://lloydcenter.org/donations. For more details about the #GivingTuesday movement, visit the #GivingTuesday website (www.givingtuesday.org).

The Lloyd Center for the Environment, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, founded in 1978 and situated with its headquarters and spectacular nature preserve overlooking the scenic Slocum River estuary, has achieved a well-earned reputation for excellence in environmental research and education. Through its innovative outreach programs, it has established itself as a highly regarded leader in the ongoing effort to raise awareness of the area’s fragile coastal resources and the importance of protecting them.

The Center’s 82-acre property offers over five miles of walking trails, the “Bridge to Discovery” dock on the Slocum River, vernal pools, oak-hickory forest, freshwater wetlands, salt marsh, estuary views, and is home to two injured raptors (a screech owl and red-shouldered hawk).

The Visitor Center is open from 10am to 4pm, Tuesdays through Saturdays, and on Sundays, June - September, free of charge. There, aquarium exhibits offer unique views of live freshwater and saltwater species of fish and other marine critters.

The Center is also home to a fascinating collection of live local reptiles, amphibian and fish species. At the always popular touch-tank, youngsters learn the hands-on joy of socializing with gentle spider crabs, elusive minnows, sea stars (starfish), whelks, hermit crabs, periwinkles and mussels.

The top-floor Osprey Room Observatory, with its magnificent views of the Elizabeth Islands and Buzzards Bay, has been designated by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs as one of the Commonwealth’s top-fifteen “Special Places”. Through telescopes there, one can get a close-up view of formerly endangered Ospreys, and their chicks, nesting on platforms erected by members of the Center’s research staff.

Trails are open from dawn to dusk, seven days a week. The Lloyd Center for the Environment is located at 430 Potomska Road, Dartmouth, Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.lloydcenter.org or call 508-990-0505.

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