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NEWS1/26/2021

FGP Announces 2021 Lead Business Partner

The Foundation for Geauga Parks (FGP) is pleased to announce that Preston Superstore in Burton Ohio has joined the Foundation’s 2021 Business Partnership Program as Lead Business Partner.

Preston’s gift of $10,000 will help the Foundation continue their work of assisting parks in Geauga County to fund park and trail improvements and nature education opportunities.

“We are so appreciative of the Preston family’s commitment to the community,” says FGP President Adam Henry. “This gift will go far in helping us engage with more parks and municipalities in the county and continue enhancing our amazing parks and preserves.”

The Foundation for Geauga Parks was formed in 1990 as the Geauga Park District Foundation and was responsible for raising funds for several signature properties and programs in Geauga: The West Woods, Observatory Park, and the popular Nature Scopes Binocular Program for fifth grade students. After these great success stories, the FGP broadened their mission in 2015 to allow them the latitude to support any and all parks in Geauga, and therefore changed their name to the Foundation for Geauga Parks.

“We want to be the go-to fundraising source on which county, township and other municipal parks may rely to collectively protect the unique natural character of Geauga County,” says Foundation Treasurer Jonathan Green.

In 2020, with support from the Cleveland Foundation, the Foundation initiated a Pollinator Garden Program in collaboration with Geauga Park District. Phase one of the program began by creating plans to expand the pollinator plantings and interpretive signs in Frohring Meadows. Going forward in 2021, the goal is to create expanded community outreach and education about the importance of providing habitat for pollinators in parks and in our own back yards.

“We were inhibited from getting out in our communities in 2020, as so many other organizations, but we have high hopes for 2021,” says Associate Director Paige Orvis. “As we move beyond the pandemic, we will seek safe ways to connect with our various park entities and community groups. Don’t hesitate to call us if we don’t call you first.”

The Foundation Trustees are grateful to Preston Superstore as the Lead Business Partner. There are other opportunities for businesses to join the program and align themselves with a trusted name in park preservation in Geauga County.

Learn more about the Foundation for Geauga Parks Business Partnership Program at this link

The Foundation for Geauga Parks an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit that raises funds to support all parks in Geauga County. Its mission is to fund community engagement with nature through education, preservation, conservation and appreciation of the unique natural character of Geauga County


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