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One Comment Can Net $500 for Mother Nature

Any organization that's trying to green up our world can take home a bit of green for itself.

Patch is running a contest over the next week in which readers nominate an environmental nonprofit and the winning organization will receive a $500 donation to an environmental charity. 

Your role is simple: leave a comment below, nominating an organization you want to see receive the money.

Then, on April 30, we'll pick a comment at random and the organization gets a check. There is one shot per commenter but other commenters who support the group are welcome — so the more comments an organization receives, the better chance it has at winning. If you know a worthy nonprofit, have it mobilize its supporters to leave comments.

One of Patch's founding principles was that people are interested in helping their communities, and this is an expression of that principle.

This contest is being run on all Patch sites in Virginia, so your nomination will be competing against Patch readers from across the state.

If you click "Follow comments" at the end of this article, you can keep abreast of the nominations. If you sign up for a newsletter subscription, you'll know first thing that your group won.

  • Open to legal residents of the 50 United States, and the District of Columbia who are 18 and older.
  • To enter, leave a comment below, nominating an environmental charity (501(c)(3) organization) you would like to see receive the donation from Patch.
  • All entries must be received by April 30, 2012, at 9 a.m. Eastern Time.
  • You may enter once.
  • One (1) winner will be selected in a random drawing.
  • One Grand Prize Winning environmental charity will receive a $500 donation from Patch.
  •  for complete Official Rules.
John April 29, 2012 at 07:45 PM
I'll give a second or third for Master Gardner's of Northern Virginia.
p April 29, 2012 at 09:43 PM
Earth Sangha, definitely!
sheri wilson April 30, 2012 at 01:57 AM
MGNV - people who care about their local environment and act on those beliefs by sharing their knowledge and making the community better.
Mary April 30, 2012 at 05:15 AM
Master Gardener volunteers contribute thousands of hours annually to community education programs in Arlington County and Alexandria. They provide local residents with information about gardening practices that protect the environment and promote sustainability.
Justin Youtz April 30, 2012 at 12:20 PM
Cub Scout Pack 501 We do multiple community service projects a year including community clean up projects. Our experienced leaders have a Leave No Trace program that we have shared at both local scout camps and District level camps. We are a newer pack that split from a larger Pack in order to help grow Cub Scouting in eastern Prince William Parkway. We are always looking for other Community Service groups to help support.

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