WinterGreen Vacations – Your winter vacation can help protect American wilderness areas.
From the Sierras to the Smokies, from “sea to shining sea” and all the wild places in between, America’s wilderness is an indelible part of our national heritage and an important legacy to pass on to our children.
Pristine, undeveloped wilderness is important – not only in its own right, but for the clean air and water, recreation, and wildlife habitat it provides all of us.
But these wild places are constantly under pressure and need protection in order to thrive.
And now there is a new program that makes it easy for winter travelers to support those remaining wilderness areas – WinterGreen Vacations.
The idea is simple. Stay at Whispering Pines Bed & Breakfast in Dellroy, Oh from January through March, 2010, and they will donate 2% of your lodging of two-day stays or longer to The Wilderness Society to protect these spectacular places.
The beta-test of the program is starting with a select group of small, eco-friendly and independently owned inns and Bed and Breakfast’s across the country. The goal is be national in 2011, with hopefully thousands of such eco-sensitive lodging facilities participating.
Whispering Pines Bed & Breakfast is a small 9-room inn overlooking the beautiful lush landscape and scenic views of Atwood Lake in the rolling hills of Carroll County, a naturally beautiful environment. Their warm and inviting guest rooms feature a 2-person whirlpool tub, electric fireplace and private balcony for admiring the hillside views, lake, gardens and wildlife. The man made ponds, waterfalls and streams are its own eco-system where the fish live in recycled chemical free water cleared with natural barley. They are also a Select Registry Inn, which represents only 400 quality assured, inspected inns and Bed & Breakfasts in North America
“We are all committed to protecting these wild, beautiful areas of our country,” said Linda Horn, owner of Whispering Pines Bed & Breakfast. “And we are honored to work with The Wilderness Society in what we hope will become a major annual program generating strong financial support for their outstanding work. We are excited to support the wilderness treasures of America through our participation in WinterGreen Vacations.”
Founded in 1935, The Wilderness Society’s mission is to protect wilderness and inspire Americans to care for our wild places. From writing and passing the landmark Wilderness Act to winning lasting protection for more than 109 million acres of permanent wilderness across the country to date, The Wilderness Society is America’s premier public lands conservation organization. TWS and its 500,000 members and supporters are dedicated to protecting America’s wilderness and to developing a nationwide network of these iconic wild lands through public education, scientific analysis and advocacy.
“The Wilderness Society is always looking for innovative opportunities to increase public awareness and generate support for America’s wild places,” said Sally Adams, Vice-President of Communications and Marketing, The Wilderness Society. “We’re very excited about working with WinterGreen Vacations to pilot what could become an important program to help people not only enjoy this country’s beautiful wilderness areas, but to support them in a direct way.”
We hope you can take part in this program and we look forward to donating a portion of your lodging. If you are not able to visit during these months, I would enjoy hearing from you regarding your thoughts on this program.
Hope to see you soon,
Whispering Pines Bed & Breakfast