The White Haven Preservation Foundation was established in 2013 as a 501(c)3 charitable organization to help the Cemetery maintain and preserve historic structures, wildlife and the indigenous trees that adorn the Park.
In 2017, your generous donations helped re-furbish the beautiful fountain that greets you as you enter the Park. It was 50 years old and in need of some major repairs. We resurfaced the pool, replaced the fountains, repaired the plumbing and resurfaced the balustrade surrounding the fountain.
As an Audubon Certified Sanctuary, we strive to create a habitat that will nourish and support our beautiful Park and wildlife. As one of our projects we created a Monarch Butterfly Way Station. It was designed to assist the Monarch Butterflies on their migration journey. We have planted milkweed, butterfly bushes and other sustainable plant life that attracts and provides food for the butterflies. This feature is an educational opportunity for families to come and observe the stages of metamorphosis. We are also assisting threatened species by providing nest boxes for Eastern Bluebirds, owls and bats.
We are also a certified Arboretum with over 100 different types of indigenous trees and flowering bushes. We plan on launching an extensive tree preservation program throughout the Park. Trees will be closely examined for any type of invasive species or disease. With our new tree mapping system, we can track each tree and record the services and maintenance we made to the tree.
White Haven houses the last hardwood forest in Perinton. Our goal is to maintain the area and reforest the hardwoods where needed.
With the help of your generous tax-deductible donation, we can continue to work in preserving the Park for future generations.