Boxerwood Newsleaf – January 2019

Special Edition!

A photographic look back at 2018 and a look forward to exciting changes in 2019

Boxerwood wishes you a nature-filled and joyful New Year!

Please enjoy the following pictorial journey that highlights some of our favorite 2018 moments.

After creating this newsletter, our staff sat back and thought.. WOW… what an amazing year! We look forward to seeing you in 2019!

Each year over 2,800 pre-k though grade 12 Rockbridge County students enjoy the benefits of Boxerwood’s innovative educational programs including our summer camps.

As curricular coach, we helped middle school teachers develop hands-on environmental science courses with funding from NOAA-BWET

Annual 7th grade Chesapeake Bay Foundation trip

Trailblazers after school hiking club

BV Green Team

Our fun, educational events and workshops encourage adults
and children to enjoy and connect to each other and nature.
Fall Pumpkin Walk & Totem Pole Contest
Music in the Garden

Our unique garden programs include outdoor play spaces, woodland gardens, special plants, trees, and habitats

Re-introducing the American Chestnut tree.
Our dedicated garden volunteers help keep our gardens beautiful!

A sharp-shinned hawk payed a visit to Munger Lodge this fall

Thank you to all who took part in building and decorating our float, and to those who marched this year’s holiday parade.

Special thanks to Jess & Jay Sullivan who designed and built the reindeer, complete with moving head and legs. Boxerwood and Halestone Dance Studio partnered together this year and were awarded “Best Performance.”

Stayed tuned for the New Newsleaf
New Format, New Focus, New Ideas

Coming in February, you will see our updated electronic newsletter coming to your inbox once a month. Incorporating feedback and recent suggestions, Helen Laitinen, one of our many extraordinary volunteers, will coordinate the upcoming changes for the Boxerwood Newsleaf. Helen has been assisting in the office for almost one year, served for many years as director of non-profits in Massachusetts, and loves to learn new things. Helen brings her years of nonprofit experience to Boxerwood and has been a valuable asset bringing fresh ideas, creativity and a joyful presence.

As always, Boxerwood would not thrive without all the community support we enjoy – through your volunteer time, your contributions, and your enjoyment of our programs, woodland gardens, and special events. We hope to see you all in 2019!

P.S. If you haven’t made a contribution to our annual appeal yet, there is still time! Follow the link below..

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