Friday, March 11, 2011

Commons Ford PRO is one of three organizations selected to participate in Patagonia's Voice Your Choice Program. Each organization will present information about its project in the Patagonia Store located at 316 N. Congress. Individuals visiting the store location between March 10 and March 31 will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite project. Grants will be awarded based upon number of votes. Commons Ford PRO will staff a table on Saturday, March 26. We hope that you will drop by for a visit, but most importantly we hope that you will vote in the Patagonia store anytime from March 10 to March 31 (10:00 AM to 7:00 PM).

Virtually all bird and wildlife species that depend on tall grass prairies are in decline. Unless we act, these prairies and species will become but a distant memory. Where the opportunity exists, we must make every effort to restore and protect this important remnant of our national heritage. This challenge is the driving force behind Commons Ford PRO and the Commons Ford Prairie Restoration Project which will make a small but important dent in this decline by restoring a native prairie habitat west of Austin.

Please take the time to support this important project with your vote. For more information about the Commons Ford Prairie Restoration Project visit our website at . To join the organization send a note to Thanks for your consideration and support.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Patagonia Environmental Grant

Ed Fair accepts a $1,000 check from Patagonia representative Justine Beech. The grant was awarded through the Austin store as part of the Patagonia Environmental Grants program.

The Commons Ford Prairie Restoration Organization has the opportunity to receive additional grant funds from Patagonia. Commons Ford PRO is one of three organizations participating in the Voice Your Choice program which runs from March 10 - March 26. Grants of between $1,000-$2,500 are awarded depending upon which organization receives the most votes. Representatives from Commons Ford PRO will be in the Patagonia Austin store located at 316 N. Congress on Saturday, March 26. Come by and visit us that day and cast your vote or visit the store and vote anytime during the March 10 - 26 time period. Voting online should be possible beginning March 10. More details coming soon.