Become an Mt. Tabor Trail Supporter
Because We Love This Land.
Candlewood just wouldn’t be Candlewood without our beautiful landscapes, diverse wildlife, and abundant opportunities to enjoy life outdoors. To further inspire outdoor exploration and strengthen connections to our natural environment, the Mt. Tabor Trail Workgroup is initiating native habitat restorations while establishing a recreational and educational space that connects members to nature and inspires environmental stewardship. And we would like you to join us!
Utilizing volunteer labor and member donations, we’ve developed a multi-use trail system that will continue to be improved and expanded. The trail provides access to our three conservation areas, each of which is in year one of prairie restoration. Furthermore, to assist wildlife habitation, an all-native pollinator garden will be planted next year using perennials that are both deer and drought-resistant. Finally, for member enjoyment, a picnic grove with views of a prairie meadow and the pollinator garden has been recently cleared at the trailhead on Eight-Square Court.
Habitat restoration is a dynamic process requiring time, patience, and maintenance to successfully establish our native plants and recreation areas within the 40-acre Mt. Tabor Trail green space. The prairie installation project involves many critical elements - from seed selection to site preparation, weed management, education on creating and managing habitats for diverse wildlife, and sharing the importance of preserving and restoring native plants in our Candlewood ecosystem. The Mt. Tabor Trail Workgroup invites you to become a part of this amazing conservation effort, either by donating your time as a volunteer or through a direct monetary contribution. To recognize those who fund this project, we are providing the opportunity to show your support with an engraved nameplate on our “Tabor Tower.” You can also honor a lost loved one by purchasing a brick in their name, to be installed in the pollinator garden, which will make a lasting impact on nature.