CONTACT YOUR COUNCIL MEMBER AND TELL THEM THAT YOU SUPPORT THE SACRAMENTO BOTANICAL GARDEN
Across the USA, botanical gardens have often begun through the efforts of local volunteers.
Here’s how you can help support Sacramento Botanical Garden and make it a reality:
1. Send an email to your council member and tell them that you support creating a world-class botanical garden right here in Sacramento. See our sample letters of support, or write your own. Put "I want a botanical garden in Sacramento" as your subject.
2. Tell your friends.
3. Like us on Facebook (SacBoGarden) and Instagram (SacBo1)
4. Go to our website and donate whatever you can (SacBo.org). No amount is too small.
COUNCIL MEMBERS AND THEIR EMAIL ADDRESSES
Darrell Steinberg – Mayor
District 1 - Lisa Kaplan
District 2 - Sean Loloee
District 3 - Karina Talamantes
District 4 - Katie Valenzuela
District 5 - Caity Maple
District 6 - Eric Guerra
District 7 - Rick Jennings, II
District 8 - Mai Vang
SAMPLE LETTER #1
I fully support bringing a world class botanical garden to Sacramento and I am confident in the Sacramento Botanical Garden’s ability to do so. I am impressed by the amazing progress they have made in such a short time. It is clear that they have tremendous commitment to creating the garden.
The botanical garden will add to Sacramento’s cultural assets through education and research, community outreach, and green tourism that highlights climate awareness. It will attract local residents and tourists, giving families an opportunity to bond and reduce stress. Individuals will visit to gain inspiration and knowledge. The positive effect of the garden on our city’s standing, both economically and culturally cannot be understated.
Please do your best to help create this exciting new amenity for our city!
SAMPLE LETTER #2
I see the Sacramento Botanical Garden adding significantly to our region’s profile in regard to culture, education, research, green tourism, and community engagement. The garden can highlight climate awareness, natural history, and the important role of plants in society. Recent evidence has shown the importance of plants and gardens to human wellbeing. The positive effect of the garden on our city’s standing, both economically, educationally, and culturally, cannot be understated.
We support The Sacramento Botanical Garden. It will allow Sacramento to join the ranks of other large cities with such an amenity and enrich our community in so many ways.
SAMPLE LETTER #3
I am writing in the support of the Sacramento Botanical Garden’s effort to develop a world-class botanical garden in the Sacramento area. The Sacramento Botanical Garden will allow Sacramento to join the ranks of other large cities with such an amenity, and will enrich our community in several ways. A botanical garden is an important scientific, research, and educational institution which will increase our region’s identity and brand recognition.
There is a need for a botanical garden that enhances and supports the community with economical, educational, and public health growth.