Meet Brett Engstrom, an ecologist, a Wilderness Trust board member, and a new monthly donor as part of the Forever-Wild Circle.
Four best friends are turning their through-hike of the historic Wapack Trail into a fundraiser for Northeast Wilderness Trust!
The Forever-Wild Circle of sustaining donors provide Northeast Wilderness Trust with reliable support. The steady regularity of monthly gifts creates a base that the Wilderness Trust can count on. Not only does this allow us to focus more on what we do best–protecting wild landscapes for nature and people–it also means that we can take the long view and focus on the future.
This year, we’ve created custom bandannas to thank our sustaining donors. New Forever-Wild Circle members will also receive a 2020 bandanna as a welcome gift. Join the Forever-Wild Circle today and we’ll send you this gift as a token of our gratitude!
Printed on a hemp and organic cotton-blend, they feature the artwork of Vermont artist Patricia Leahey Meriam. Her oil painting “Flight: Blue Heron” was chosen as the winning design in the Northeast Wilderness Trust’s art contest this past fall.
Once printed, local dye farmer Karen Cornish generously volunteered to hand-dye the bandannas with homegrown indigo. Karen grows and processes dye plants and leads dying workshops through her farm and business, Honey Hill Studios. The result is a beautiful display of this wild bird taking off across a landscape of dark and light blues, marked as the Forever-Wild Circle 2020 bandanna.