Donations For Specific Projects

The Foundation is in search of donors willing to fully or partially fund specific projects such as those listed below as “Funding Needed.” If you are considering such a donation, please contact the Foundation at BucknerOrchard@aol.com. All funds will go directly to fund the identified project. In most cases, tax-deductibility is available, but it is always prudent to check with your accountant.

PRIORITY COST NOTES STATUS
HIGH PRIORITY      
1.  Brush Mulching Mower

will vary
+ barge $350.00
10 hours labor

Equipment donated
or NPS funded contract
to use mower attachment
COMPLETED!
2.  Publicity and Promotion Unknown Assistance to increase
visitation, especially
during harvest
On-going-
Harvest Fest begun
       
Special Projects      
1.  Expand Deer Elk Fence Covered
by NPS
(Cultural Cyclic
Maintenance
fund)
volunteer hours - work
parties during labor intensive
activities i.e. cement mixing,
setting posts, attaching
electrical insulators
BHHF work party
will be organized
when ready for
construction
2.  Re-ditching Orchard Irrigation Unknown Expertise needed
in maintenance of rill
irrigation systems.
Equipment donation or
NPS funded use of
equipment Operator
experienced in ditching
rill irrigation systems
Equipment and
operator secured
3.  Restore Main Ditch $5,000-$10,000
ALL OR MATCHING
Sedimentation & vegetation
have choked the flow an
significantly reduced the
flow of water to the orchard
FUNDING NEEDED
4.  Hazardous Tree Removal
and Thinning of Encroaching
non-apple trees
$2,400.00 funding for NPS crew
to remove trees
FUNDING NEEDED
5.  Provide Comment on Stehekin
River Corridor Implementation Plan
Time only The lower field at the
BucknerOrchard is
quickly being eroded
away and responses to
NPS options are needed
Time Only
       
MEDIUM PRIORITY
Special Projects
     
1.  Re-establish Historic Orchard Entry Unknown Provide a loop trail
with foot access across
Rainbow Creek
into the east end
of the orchard
FUNDING NEEDED
2.  Re-Establish Historic Viewscape $2,400 - $5,000 Fall and remove trees
to allow visitors to see
Rainbow Falls from
the Homestead
FUNDING NEEDED
3.  Repair Community Cider Presses $100.00
plus labor
Repair and replace
teeth, staves,
and other parts
necessary to
operate correctly
and safely
COMPLETED
       
LOW PRIORITY
Special Projects
     
1.  Old-style Culvert Replacement Unknown Replace two 20 foot-long
rotten sections of culvert
along theirrigation system
(wooden stave culverts with
metal reinforcement)
18 person hours
Culverts Needed
2.  Delineate/Restore Flower Gardens Unknown
primarily labor
Restore the gardens
by Homestead cabin
as directed by
NPS Cultural Resource Chief
Labor Needed