Donate to KNC's Annual Fund
The natural world provides wonders that inspire us all. And if we took nature for granted before 2020, we do so much less today. Many of us who were stuck at home during the pandemic, or stressed from working long hours, turned to nature as never before. Along the way we gained a new appreciation for the “value” that nature adds to our lives. As research confirms, this includes relaxation, fitness and a greater sense of well-being.
At KNC, we knew it was essential to keep our trails accessible during the pandemic. a brief grounds closure allowed essential staff to implement measures that would maximize visitor and staff safety. Even as we struggled with a sudden, significant drop in operating revenues, we engaged people in new ways around the healing power of nature. Despite state-mandated closures, our attendance was 13% higher in 2020 than 2019.
We’re on the rebound now, but not quite out of the woods. As KNC emerges from pandemic isolation – not unlike a butterfly from its chrysalis – we need an extra boost to take flight. So, won’t you measure the “value” that KNC provides to you with a gift to our spring appeal? Your support in this crucial catch-up year will help us maintain our facilities, trails, programs and staffing. With your help, we can make 2021 a time of growth, renewal and resilience. Your gift, no matter the size, is appreciated.
KNC is a private, non-profit organization (501(c)(3)) formed in 1960. We are supported by membership and admission fees, monetary and in-kind donations, program and service fees, foundation grants, and endowment earnings.