EXCITING NEWS! The Monongalia County Recreation and Trails Levy is up for renewal this spring and this time the WVBG will be included. By voting YES on election day, you’ll be helping all of our county’s top parks for less than the price of a pizza. The WVBG stands to draw up to $40,000/year if the levy is renewed. Some of these much-needed funds would be used to renovate an existing house that we own adjacent to the Garden’s entrance on Tyrone Road into a Welcome Center complete with gift shop, offices, and gallery with potential for snack bar and more!
Public gardens have been shown to make tremendous quality of life impacts to local communities—a fact that you are well aware of. We depend on your donations and memberships to keep the Garden open and free of admission, but costs are high. With insurance, maintenance, utilities, and overhead costs continuing to rise, we really need all the help we can get to not only remain open, but especially to continue developing our Master Plan for the enjoyment of all visitors.
We are urging all of our Monongalia County friends to get out the vote this May and help renew the Recreation and Trails Levy!
Originally published in our Spring 2020 Newsletter