Friends of Hickory Hill Park

Dedicated to preserving Hickory Hill Park as a natural sanctuary for Iowa City.


Membership Update Info (from the postcard mailing)

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Friends of Hickory Hill Park (FHHP) is an all-volunteer, 501 (c) 3 charitable organization. All donations, including memberships are tax deductible. As a practice we do not engage in on-going fundraising. Our sustaining fund is derived from our annual calendar and plant sales. From time to time we initiate active fundraising efforts in connection with specific projects, as described below. Donations to the general fund should be mailed to FHHP, P.O. Box 3439, Iowa City, IA 52244-3439. For information on donations for land stewarship, see below. All donations will be acknowledged.


In Spring of 2007 FHHP announced a major fundraising campaign to purchase 16 acres of environmentally sensitive land bordering the northwest section of the park (the Willa Dickens property). With the generous contributions of our many members and others in the community, we were able to raise the necessary money to purchase the land. The Dickens Preserve is now owned by Bur Oak Land Trust, managed in part by FHHP and BOLT, and is open to the public.


At the time that FHHP initiated the campaign to purchase the Dickens Preserve, we set a goal to raise an additional $40,000 to provide long-term funding for stewardship efforts in the park and preserve. We continue to raise money for the land management fund. In the summer of 2010, an anonymous donor will provided a dollar-for-dollar match for all donations made to the FHHP-Land Enhancement and Acquisition Fund made between March 1 and July 30, 2010, up to $10,0000. The campaign was a success! FHHP now has over $20,000 in the LEAF stewardship fund.

To make a donation to support stewardship efforts in the park, make checks payable to FHHP-LEAF and mail to FHHP-LEAF, P.O. Box 1681, Iowa City, IA 52244-1681.


Donations made to Friends of Hickory Hill Park will go into our sustaining fund, which covers our general expenses (mailings, various filing and permit fees, etc., as well as supplies, tools, and materials used in the park), or to the Land Acquisition and Enhancement Fund (LEAF), which covers expenses directly related to conservation work in the park. Gifts may be made in memory of, or in honor of, loved ones or special events. We acknowledge all such gifts with a letter of thanks.

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