Donation Packages

Borderlands has many needs and you can help! We welcome donations of any amount, and you have the option of directing how that money is spent. The following is a list of needs and expenses, in no particular order. Donations are tax deductible though Borderlands Habitat Network 5013c, our sister non-profit organization. For more information, please contact us.

Area of Operation Item Requested Item Explanation Price Explanation Total Price
Seed Bank
Seed Lab attendant – part-time at $12.50/hr Help collecting and cleaning seeds, maintining the seed bank 16.25/hr * 40 hr/month = $650/month * 12 = $7,800/1 yr or $15,912 for 2 years (including .50/hr raise during second year $7,800 per year
Scythes To harvest grass seeds 4x$200 each $800
Native Seed Conference Networking and Continued Education 4 day conference ($340) plus lodging ($400) plus meals ($120) plus wages ($700) $1,560
Seed Ball Machine Development of a bicycle-powered seed ball machine $500 for materials for prototype plus $840 for 40 hours of work at $21/hr plus $60 mileage reimbursement $1,400
Rock Tumbler To clean harder seeds $150 $150
Greenhouse Greenhouse attendant – part-time at $12.50/hr 16.25/hr * 40 hr/month = $650/month * 12 = $7,800/1 yr or $15,912 for 2 years (including .50/hr raise during second year $7,800 per year
Outreach Outreach specialist: website, newsletter, social media, marketing, events. 40 hr/ mo @ $20/hr $9,600
Monitoring Project coordinator & field crew intern for 2015 field season Fund ongoing native plant phenology monitoring at 2 sites for 2015: TNC and DDFI. Fund monitoring of restoration planting success at 4 sites: TNC, DDFI, El Coronado, and Harshaw Creek. Time & expenses for monitoring, maintenence, field material prep, data entry, basic analysis & a project brief. Project coordinator at $20/hr and intern at $12/hr. Phenology Only $13,500. Restoration Only $4500. Both $18,000.
Office
Book keeping laptop computer $500 $500
Kiosk/signage/graphic design/information brochures $5,000 $5,000
Capacity Building
Quickbooks Training/Cerification $800 for Course Registration/software + 15hr of time @ $16.25/hr = $1,044 $1,044
voice/data package for 1 smart phones and 4 tablets(30GB/mo) $160/month * 12 = $1,920 $1,920 per year
Cross-Training Capacity-building within organization, increasing skills and interdepartmental understanding. Provides resielency & support for busy times and staffing emergencies. This would look like one person could spend 10-20 hours at a different job weekly, on a rotational basis. Example: restoration crew learns greenhouse skills or admin learns seed collecting… $20/hr (Employee or trainee receives $12-16) quarter to half-time throughout the year. $9,600 – 19,200 per year
Trading Post
Bookstore stock (plant guides/water harvesting/etc) $300 – 10 sets of NRCS Plant ID flip books. $150 – 10 copies of Kane’s “Medicinal Plants of the American Southwest”. $200 – 10 copies of Moore’s “Medicinal Plants of the Mountain West”. $150 – 10 copes of Moore’s “Medicinal Plants of the Canyon and Desert Southwest.” $150 – 10 copies of “Agnes Chase’s First Book of Grasses”. $200 – 10 copies of “Plant Identification Terminology: An Illustrated Glossery”. $250 – 10 copies of “Botany in a Day”. ??
Interpretive Materials How-To Guides for Waterharvesting, Pollinator Gardens & Planting with Native Grasses 2000 Full-Color Bi-Lingual Booklets (printing $6500) and time to create materials 120 hrs at $20/hr $8,900
Restoration Crew One month of part time work for crew and 1/4 time for Trevor Hare 4 crew members @ $16.90/hr for 80hrs = $5,408 + 1 crew leader @ $20.8/hr * 80 hr = $7,072 + 1 crew manager @$32.5/hr * 40 hr = $8,372 $8,372 per month
Work Truck $5,000 – $10,000
Shovels/Picks/Etc $500
Chainsaw and protective gear $1,000
BECY Institute
Summer program for one local youth Support one of 10 students interact with and restore the watershed throughout the 5-week program, including a week at Windsong Take Action Camp 1 student @ $12/hr for 6hrs/day for 20days = $1,440 (students get $10/hr after taxes) plus $750 for camp at Windsong = $2,190 $2,190 per student
Facilitator Support one facilitator introduce youth to their watershed throughout the 5-week program 1 facilitator @ $21/hr for 8hrs/day for 25days = $4,200 $4,200 per facilitator
Materials Wheelbarrow, shovels, mattocks, gloves, hand picks, helmets $750 $750
  • Our Mission

    The mission of Borderlands Restoration is to reconnect wildlife, land, and people in the Arizona/Sonora Borderland region by involving people in restoring the ecosystem on which we depend.

  • Contact

    PO Box 1191
    299 McKeown Ave, Suite #3
    Patagonia, AZ 85624

    (520) 216-4148