Let your love grow this Valentine’s Day

Valentine's DayA box of chocolates…sure, it’s a sweet Valentine’s Day gift, but ten years from now, your special someone will barely remember those truffles.  A dozen roses?  Pretty to look at, but often grown under conditions that are not great for the environment.

Luckily, we’ve got the cure for the common Valentine’s gift–for $50, or about the cost of a dozen roses, you can plant 25 daffodil bulbs or one native tree sapling in one of Pittsburgh’s parks!

These are gifts that promise longevity and stability: daffodils naturalize and multiply, and landscape trees can live for decades, even centuries.  And thanks to current threats like emerald ash borer and oak wilt disease, replenishing our tree population is more important than ever.

All you have to do is make your donation by February 7, and we’ll send your sweetie a card notifying them of your gift (or, if you like, we’ll send it to you so you can personalize it). 

Showing your love for the parks has never been easier!

A Valentine’s gift that lasts

Cherry trees

I know, it seems a bit early to start thinking about Valentine’s Day, but now that the Christmas decorations are down and all the red-and-green M&Ms are off the shelves, the pressure is on to come up with the perfect gift for your special someone.

Well, this year, we propose a unique new idea that will let you show some love to the parks and to your Valentine!  Sure, you could spend $50 on cut flowers that will fade quickly (and that are often grown under conditions highly toxic to the environment and the people who grow them).  But instead, you could put that $50 toward flowers or a tree in Pittsburgh’s parks that will continue to grow year after year.

For your $50 donation, you can choose between 25 daffodil bulbs to be planted in the parks this year as part of our Daffodil Project, or one small native sapling that will help us to restore our forest canopy. 

And when you make your gift before February 8th, we’ll even mail you a special card that you can give to your sweetheart, letting them know you’ve made a contribution to the parks on their behalf. 

So what are you waiting for?  Click here to make your gift today!