GIVING & THANKS
At YardScapes, we are always grateful and never take for granted what we have, but at this time we are also giving many thanks to all of the golfers, sponsors, donors, and volunteers who made the 16th Annual YardScapes Quad-Am Golf Classic a success once again and allowed us to present Pratt Nature Center with a hefty $15,000 check!
A $15,000 DONATION!
We are proud to announce that all $15,000 in proceeds raised at the 16th Annual Quad-Am Golf Classic were donated to Pratt Nature Center, a non-profit organization in New Milford, CT. Our company philosophy states, ‘We believe that everyone, everywhere, benefits from a connection with nature’ and that mindset aligns perfectly with The Pratt Nature Center’s mission.
The Pratt Center is a 205-acre wildlife preserve and environmental education center in New Milford and was founded in 1967. Their mission statement reads, “The Pratt Nature Center’s mission is to stimulate a lifelong responsibility for and joy in the natural world by encouraging people to experience themselves as part of nature, dependent on the Earth’s resources.” Pratt Nature Center provides wonderful opportunities for outdoor fun and discovery and is a US Department of the Interior designated National Environmental Study Area. They boast a preschool program that is nature-based and experience-focused to help enrich the education of children in a natural setting and they continually host diverse programs and events that are fun for all ages. Diane Swanson, Executive Director at Pratt, says, “We are always so happy to have YardScapes’ support and this donation will make a significant impact on Pratt’s wish list to expand on programs or fix-up a few things for all the children and families that come to experience this wonderful outdoor center “.
"Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses." -Alphonse Karr
NOVEMBER IS NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH
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