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Lake View Elementary School Save the Woods Campaign

-- on the north side of Madison
 

You did it, you saved the woods!

Buying 0.6 acres of land next to Lake View Elementary would not have been possible for the school without the help from Groundswell supporters, who contributed $130,500 to purchase the land and to help build what we're calling a nature education station. On Monday, August 28, 2017, the Madison School District Board of Education voted to provide the remaining $25,000 in funds needed to purchase the land.  

We plan to partner with Operation Fresh Start - a program that helps disconnected youth get their high school diploma and gain the skills to be successful in life – to build a nature station where the students can have fun while learning about nature.

Nearly 80% of Lake View's students come from low-income families living in small apartments with no yard to play in and explore. Your gift gets them outside and excited about seeds sprouting, leaves falling, and the warbling songs of birds. Research shows that daily physical activity in nature gives them a better chance of succeeding academically. And they’ll take those wonderful outdoor experiences with them into adulthood. 

We plan to complete the land purchase before the end of the year and next spring will host a celebration at Lake View Elementary to honor everyone who made this project possible.

If you haven't already seen first-hand how this land and the outdoor classroom is impacting the lives of Lake View students, let us arrange to have Principal Kloos and the kids take you on a personal tour. 

If you are interested in providing input on the nature education station or would like to contribute to that campaign fund, please click on the Donate link below.

Donate now

to build a nature education station

Just type: "Nature Station" in the notes section

 

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You have helped permanently protect

11,206 Acres

of cherished local land since 1983

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