The Turner Shelter sits on mile 171.2 of The Katy Trail in Missouri. It's the first of what we hope to someday be a series of shelters extending across the length of the Trail. The shelter offers a bed, shower, refrigerator and hotplate for hikers, cyclists and other naturalists making their way across the beautiful state of Missouri. The shelter desperately needs upgrades to its heating, lighting and shower units. This years commemorative poster features the fabulous artwork of well-known Missouri legacy artist Bryan Dawes Haynes and hope to raise $12,000 through the sale of 500 posters...
In 2017 I founded The Conservancy Press to create a platform to use artwork to raise funds for conservation causes. I have created many paintings intended to support conservation organizations, only to find that the organization did not have the human resources, or know how, to convert that artwork into funds.
The Conservancy Press uses commemorative fine art posters as rewards for giving. We connect an artist with a cause and create 500 posters for $650. The organization then uses our online platform to advertise their cause. All money collection and fulfillment is handled by The Conservancy Press, all the organization has to do is promote it and recieve a check. With a minimum donation of $24 and a poster run of 500 - our goal is to raise $12,000 for very specific and concrete organizational needs.
Our initial two pilot programs include a campaign to raise funds for Red Wolf Awareness and Recovery for The Endangered Wolf Center and a campaign to upgrade The Turner Shelter on the Katy Trail for The Conservation Federation of Missouri. To learn more please visit www.ConservancyPress.com
Like all AFC signature members I donate a percentage of every artwork sale to conservation causes. Some of the causes I have created artwork for include:
- The Endangered Wolf Center
- The Missouri Prairie Foundation
- The Trumpeter Swan Society
- Operation Migration
- The Goualougo Triangle Ape Project
- The Great Rivers Habitat Alliance
- Chesapeake Bay Conservation Causes
- The St. Louis Zoo Wildcare Institute
Among many others.