The Renova Fort Ross Foundation is happy to announce the one and only “Adopt-A-Bench” Initiative Benefitting Fort Ross State Historic Park.

Auction on December 12th through 19th, 2013.

The Foundation will be auctioning off a very limited number of personalized benches to be placed at Fort Ross State Historic Park, CA. Proceeds will benefit Fort Ross General Plan. This is a unique opportunity to become a part of the Fort Ross future.

By adopting a bench, you will contribute to the long-term future of the Park, protecting precious environmental resources, enhancing visitor experiences, and assisting the park’s administration and operations. In naming a bench, you contribute to:

Trail Plan: In the mid 1970s, Fort Ross State Historic Park acquired a large swath of property east of Highway One. It has never been surveyed, and your support will help the park assess the natural and cultural resources and design trails for public access. The trail network may include pedestrian, equestrian and bicycle trails.

Archaeology Survey and Assessment: Your support helps the park identify, map and assess potential areas of archaeological interest related to both the Russians and Native Kashaya.

Areas include a dacha inside the Fort Ross orchard, a sloboda (wooden Russian village) outside the fort compound, and several Kashaya sites on both sides of Highway One.

Camping and Overnight Facilities and Reef Campground Assessments: Your support facilitates assessments for a Reef and other campgrounds.

Flora Communities: Fort Ross State Historic Park encompasses a diverse set of ecosystems--coastal waterfronts, redwood groves and ridge top oaks. Your support funds the cataloging of the numerous plant communities, including natives, non-natives, rare and endangered species.

Wildlife Habitat: Fort Ross State Historic Park spans 3400 acres, from the coastal waters of the Pacific to the top of the coastal ridge. Your contribution grows the wildlife habitat around Fort Ross.

Visit the auction page to have YOUR NAME at Fort Ross.

A personalized certificate is provided, honoring your commitment or that of an individual whom you’d like to recognize. You may pen a plaque inscription or let a recipient write her or his own.