Today I received another of the many donation appeals from the Gettysburg Foundation (Friends of Gettysburg). The Foundation is soliciting matching funds to finance the removal (or burial, actually) of two sets of electric powerlines on the battlefield. One is a line from near the Trostle Farm to the Taneytown Road, and the other is the line leading from the Rest Station near Devil’s Den to the Slyder Lane (that’s one I can’t wait to see gone). With all the tree clearing going on the past couple years, these lines have become exposed and unsightly. If you are aware of the wonderful impact the dropping of the lines along the Emmitsburg Road and other places have made, perhaps you can find it possible to contribute to this. If you’re a member of the foundation, you should also be receiving your appeal, and if not, you can check out their website.
As the appeal states, a generous person has committed up to $200,000 in matching funds (paying for half the $400,000 project), so each dollar you can give means two bucks.