Help Needed to Fund Wooster Memorial Park’s
39-acre Lehr Road Addition to Expand Nature Recreation and Protected Public Forest
WE'VE EXCEEDED OUR GOAL THANKS TO ALL OF YOUR HELP!
Thank you all for your generous donations to the Lehr Rd. campaign fund. We are now able to purchase the property and are in the process of completing the transaction. We will keep you posted as we progress. Your generosity, love of nature and support of Wooster Memorial Park truly reflects the spirit of our community. I can't wait to lead a community hike out to the new addition.
Shelley Schrier, President, FWMP
Mr. Donald G. Beane
College Hills Massotherapy LLC
Ms. Mae Evans
Craig and Nancy Firestone
William and Wendy Peters
Robert and Lori Everett
Casey Hoy and Karen Skubik
George and Mary Hruby
Brooke L. Kraus
David A. Munn
Matthew and Melanie Wentzel-Long
Mr. Kristen Briggs
John J. Abt and Jeannette T. Durkalski
Robert and Jane Haugh
Daniel and Catherine Herms
Ron and Prue Holtman
Rodney A. Miller
Sandra and Randall Rowe
Jon and Edith Swank
Mr. Tim Breiner
Carlee and Matt Duncan
Linda and Eric Ellis
Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan W. Harvey
Yvonne and Niklas Manz
David and Cathy McConnell
Fred and Cheryl Nicely
Rick and Shelley Perry
Kelly and Alissa Pummell
Zane and Amy Raudenbush
Bob and Nikki Reynolds
Karen E. Saurer
Rebecca A. Saurer
Betty K. Schuler
Mr. and Mrs. Greg K. Shaya
Katherine M. Shields
Mr. M. Blake Stone
Luke and Kate Tegtmeier
David Wiesenberg and Carol Rueger
Help Needed to Fund Wooster Memorial Park’s 39-acre Lehr Road Addition
to Expand Nature Recreation and Protected Public Forest
Twenty-two years ago, a group of local citizens created the Friends of Wooster Memorial Park (FWMP) to help preserve and protect the gift of Wooster Memorial Park (WMP) given to the City of Wooster by Paul Spangler. At that time, the park was 254 acres. Since then, with Clean Ohio Green Space Conservation Program funds, various other grants, local contributions, a high level of volunteerism and support of the community, the park has grown to a 422-acre high-quality natural recreation area. Through the joint efforts of the City, FWMP and Killbuck Watershed Land Trust, a conservation easement ensures the park will remain a natural recreation area in perpetuity. This new Lehr Road Property presents a rare opportunity to add 39+ acres to the park and expand the largest forested public natural area in Wayne County.
The Lehr Road Property adjoins WMP’s northern boundary and hosts a mix of upland forest, pine plantations, and homestead/yard situated above the Little Killbuck Creek. In addition to its high-quality natural hardwood forests, the site is a Certified Ohio Tree Farm and supports a wide diversity of Ohio’s native flora and fauna.
Monies have already been granted from the Clean Ohio Fund, Noble Foundation, Wooster Runners and the Killbuck Watershed Land Trust. We are in need of the final $20,000 to reach the total cost of $572,000. By contributing to this project, you will be part of a group working to preserve a forested recreation area for generations to come. Please give what you can -- any amount will help.
Your tax-deductible donation will help Wooster Memorial Park grow like a spring flower! Thank you for supporting Wooster Memorial Park and the creatures who enjoy it!
“Spring Beauty” for $20 “Hepatica” for $50
“Violet” for $100 “Trout Lily” for $500
“Wild Phlox” for $1000 “Trillium” for $5000
Make check payable to:
Wayne County Community Foundation
memo line: FWMP Lehr Road Fund
Mail check to:
517 N. Market St., Wooster, OH 44691
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Please include your mailing address and email to receive donation letter for tax purposes.
Thank you for your support!
This has been made possible by these kind donors, thank you.
Harry and Judy Hoitink
Aaron and Kathryn Holmes
Mary Lou and Norman Lathrop
Linn Enterprises LLC
Sandy and Steve Nichols
Dr. Kenneth E. Shafer
Michael and Pamela Steiner