SPONSORS & SUPPORTERS
We appreciate our sponsors, friends and partners, and contributors. Sponsors provide monetary support through grants and donations. Friends and partners provide collaboration and opportunities to fulfill our mission. Contributors donate in-kind services and products, or use their talents to generate donations or provide fabulous art! We are lucky to have such talented and dedicated supporters.
Amazon Smile Program
Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation
Provided a grant to support Bat Friendly Virginia program
FRIENDS & PARTNERS
On the front line of advocacy to end the abuse and destruction of bats. BWS has been recognized as the world leader in bat rehabilitation and rescues thousands of bats that might otherwise die. Lifetime sanctuary is given to nonreleasable bats, including those that are orphaned, injured, confiscated from the illegal pet trade and retired from zoos and research facilities. Bat World Sanctuary was founded in 1994 and is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, all volunteer organization.
Bat Week is an annual, international celebration of the role of bats in nature. Bat Week is organized by a team of representatives from Bat Conservation International, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Wildlife Habitat Council, Wildlife Acoustics, Lubee Bat Conservancy and the Save Lucy Campaign.
Our Mission is to conduct and encourage basic and applied research on North American bats, by collaborating with students and other scientists, and to make our findings available to the scientific community and the public through technical and popular publications, teaching and outreach programs.
The Animal Help Now service, available at AHNow.org and through free iPhone and Android apps, leverages digital technologies to immediately connect people involved with wildlife emergencies and conflicts with the most appropriate time- and location-specific resources and services. Animal Help Now serves the entire United States.
Our Headwaters Chapter of the Virginia Master Naturalist Program is based in Augusta and Rockingham counties in north central Virginia. Chartered in November 2011, it is one of the newest of 29 statewide chapters. The cities of Harrisonburg, Staunton, and Waynesboro lie within our service area.
Our chapter serves a very special and ecologically important area of Virginia. Augusta and Rockingham Counties are the natal grounds of two of Virginia’s famous rivers: the Shenandoah River and the James River. Hence our chapter’s name reflects both our special opportunity and special responsibility to care for the birthplace of two of our state’s great river systems that provide nourishing water for all the species that inhabit our lands, including the people!
An award-winning software platform designed to help people reconnect with the natural world. Launched out of NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program in early 2010, the project began as an experiment to mobilize citizen scientists and build a digital butterfly net for the 21st century. Backed by National Geographic, Project Noah is mobilizing a new generation of nature explorers and helping people from around the world appreciate their local wildlife. Our community is harnessing the power and popularity of new mobile technologies to collect important ecological data and help preserve global biodiversity.
Our hope is to not only bring back recollections of the past but also create new memories by providing a place for our community to gather around warm food, good people and share a part of our mountain heritage.
[And they promote conservation through being fully solar powered and providing bat and bee habitat]
Julie B is an amazing artist who happens to love bats. She's created several portraits in various media for us. We are grateful to have such a beautiful way to remember some of our favorite departed bats. Thank you for Tinybat, big Mooch, and Freda.
Julie donates a percentage of her bat sales to bat conservation organizations, including Save Lucy! Follow her on Facebook.
Erin Murray supports local conservation efforts through donations and incorporating nature into her work. Murray’s new work is on regular exhibit at the Wooden Trout Gallery in Harrisonburg, VA, Bowersock Gallery in Provincetown, MA, and the Gallery at 100 Market in Portsmouth, NH. Prints of her work are available at the Lady Jane in Harrisonburg, VA and at Made: By the People, For the People in Staunton, VA. You can make an appointment or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss commissions or other purchases.
As a former wildlife rehabilitator and an environmental educator, artist Lois Auer has had a lot of hands-on experience with her wild subjects. Her love and respect for animals and the environment are evident in both her artwork and teaching. Lois donated the portrait of Lucy featured throughout this site and on our promotional pieces. She has also created pencil portraits of native bats for us.
Ava Abramowitz & Niel Rackham
We thank Ms. Abramowitz and Mr. Rackham for their generous contribution, which provided seed money to launch Save Lucy. We appreciate their land management and conservation efforts, which support native plants and wildlife in Northern Virginia.