csawyers-land-donation-1998#Giving Tuesday is celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving. It has become a global day of giving during the holiday season. Platte Land Trust hopes you consider protecting local natural areas and wildlife this Giving Tuesday.

Charlotte Sawyers teased that she and her husband Alvin disagreed about what to do with their small farm – protect it for wildlife, or sell it for development? Whoever lived the longest got to decide!  Charlotte donated the land she loved to the Platte County Land Trust in July 1998.

The 20 acres of woods, savanna and grassland in southern Platte County near the Missouri River provides habitat for wildlife, including migratory songbirds and pollinators.  PLT is implementing a land management plan to restore the grasslands and protect the woods. Our volunteers are building trails for hiking and outdoor education.

We all have the ability to make a difference for our community. The Kansas City region is the heartland for the Midwest flyway; beautiful land that supports wildlife including monarchs and migratory birds.

MAB trail clearing 1Platte Land Trust is only able to fulfill our mission of preserving land and open space for the benefit of future generations with the generosity of our dedicated donors and volunteers. This #GivingTuesday, Platte Land Trust is asking for your continued support of Time, Talent, and Treasure.  An hour or more of your time and expertise, or an easy online donation of $25, $50, $100, $250, or another amount of your choosing will help to preserve and protect Missouri’s beautiful lands, like the Charlotte Sawyers Nature Area.

Our Wish List this #GivingTuesday includes the following:


  • Bird and Tree inventory
  • Cut and treat invasive plants
  • Clear and mulch trails
  • Build small ‘bridges’ over drainages along trails
  • Haul woody brush to yard waste center


  • Equipment and experience to move large logs and firewood
  • Split cut logs for firewood
  • Bookkeeping or accounting
  • Event planning
  • Chain saw safety instruction


  • $16 – 1 bottle of Tordon RTU for honeysuckle control
  • $30 – 1 pair of loppers or hand saw
  • $100 – mulch for  the Southern Platte Pass butterfly garden
  • $240 – 1 mowing at Charlotte Sawyers Nature Area
  • $500 – half day of invasive tree cutting

platte-land-trust-logoTo donate, please visit our website at https://plattelandtrust.org/join-the-fun/ or mail your checks to: The Platte Land Trust, P.O. Box 901892, Kansas City, MO 64190-1892

This Giving Tuesday, we hope you’ll join us in making a  difference for wildlife and conservation in the Kansas City region. Thank you for your continued generosity to Platte Land Trust!