WE ARE DONE!
...a major milestone has been announced. Park City plans to move forward with purchasing Bonanza Flat. We can safely say this is really going to happen. Thank you for taking the time to cut those last minute checks. Utah Open Lands is grateful to the many donors who have already contributed to the campaign. It is because of you that Utah Open Lands itself will cut a check to Park City for over $1.5 million. Rest assured we will cut another one as final dollars are contributed.
This donation is eligible as a tax exempt donation. Upon the successful purchase of this property we will send you an official IRS tax-deductible acknowledgement/receipt of your donation.
In five months we have done something miraculous and historic. In Utah Open Lands’ 27 years of raising funds to save treasured landscapes, we have never seen 11 different nonprofits, three counties, three cities, numerous business and countless individuals come together, coming close to closing a $13 million need. For Utah Open Lands the non-profit coalition that came together under our leadership was a source of inspiration. Each organization worked tirelessly on this campaign to give 100% of the money directly to the purchase of Bonanza Flat. In many instances we sent each other our donors to match who ever had the latest challenge grant. For many of us the effort to save Bonanza Flat was placed above other projects and even fundraising for day-to-day operations, which is why collectively today the total raised for Bonanza Flat by the non profit coalition stands at:
Salt Lake County joined Salt Lake City Public Utilities, Wasatch County, Metropolitan Water District, and others, to contribute $1.5 million to the cause.
This is a collective moment in the history of our Wasatch Front and Wasatch Back, in protecting the lands we love, saving something priceless for the next generation and in a remarkable way, demonstrating what we can do when we come together.
YOU GAVE TO SAVE