Fundraiser - Batavia High School Wetland Habitat Enhancement Project
You can give the gift of permanence at Batavia High School. Own a piece of history by donating native habitat at Batavia High School's 1st ever natural area. This would make an excellent symbolic gift for upcoming graduates, mothers day, fathers day, proud BHS alumnae, or environmentally minded individuals.
Individual Donation Options
We have offered three different options to help fund the Batavia High School Retention Pond Restoration Project.
The Paw Print. A bulldog would offer his paw but you can offer a foot. Your contribution will restore one square foot of natural habitat on campus. $10
The Pollinator. Your donation helps purchase plants guaranteed to attract pollinators including butterflies, birds, bees, and even bulldogs. $25
The Green Acre. This package will provide enough native plant seed to cover 500 square feet of BHS in native splendor. Making sure your donation will transform Batavia into a greener habitat for all. $50
*Individual donors may contact the Batavia Environmental Commission if they would like their name or a name of their choosing added to the donor page.
Business Project Sponsorship
We have offered three different options to sponsor the Batavia High School habitat enhancement project for businesses and other organizations.
Silver. Option includes organization name sponsorship on donor page, social media, and future website. $100
Gold. Option includes organization name sponsorship on donor page, social media, and future website. $250
Platinum. Option includes organization name sponsorship on donor page, social media, and future website. $500
The goal of this project is to restore a stormwater retention pond at Batavia High School. Teachers, Dan Renz and Donna Detrick, along with their fabulous Environmental Science students will be working over the next few years to restore the landscape on the north side of campus. Students will establish a buffer zone to slow infiltration to the site, remove invasive species, and learn to plant and care for native species. The restored pond will help filter and improve water quality, provide habitat for wildlife, require less chemical control, and serve as an environmental education site for students.
Students Conservation & Education
The project will improve teaching effectiveness for Batavia High School students since it empowers students to engage with the outside world and learn how to be a better steward to the environment. Our youth are our future and will be responsible in the years to come for dealing with environmental issues that are a result of climate change, often a consequence of older generations’ choices. We can help provide them with some of those tools and skills to be successful by immersing them in a hands-on learning environment right on campus. Students will be able to utilize the restored retention pond as an outdoor classroom to learn about plant biology, ecology, biodiversity, wildlife, and soil/water chemistry. In addition, scientific studies show a direct positive correlation to time spent outdoors in nature and improved mental health. In an age where student safety in schools can be tied to cases of mental health imbalances, we as educators, scientists, parents, community members, and citizens should do all we can to help benefit our students by providing more access to nature.
- The pond is approx. an acre in size
- Batavia High School Wetland Habitat Enhancement Project is located on the northeast corner of the Batavia High School Property. The site runs along West Wilson Street and a school service road that borders the property to the East.