Help us Provide Water for Wildlife

We are raising $12,200 to put one more guzzler on our Greenwood Preserve in order to make water available to the wildlife.
Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust
Washington, District of Columbia
United States
5 Team Members


We are the Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust. With the help of individuals like you, we save wildlife by saving the land they live on. We currently own or protect 18,000 acres of land that provides homes for some impressive animals.

Water is critical for survival. We discovered a way to collect rain and snow in the winter and store that water until the animals need it. It is called a guzzler.


A guzzler set up consists of a collector that catches rain, snow and ambient moisture and the guzzler, which stores the water and has a trough for the animals to drink from.There is also a ramp to ensure that small animals may reach the water safely.



Our Greenwood Preserve in Oregon, with over 400 known species visiting, has limited, seasonal sources of water and we need YOUR help to install ONE guzzler to give animals access to year-round water. 

ONE guzzler installation costs $12,200 and your support will provide water for the wildlife on this sanctuary. It is very simple. Is it worth it? Take a look at some of the visitors to our guzzlers:


A pronghorn we adoringly call Milt

BIG Bears

Deer Families

Coyote Cronies

Feathered Friends

Evening Lurkers

Oh, and don’t forget slitherers…


The guzzler costs are:

  • $900 for the main component of the guzzler…where the water is stored.
  • $1,100 backhoe rental for installation
  • $3,000 for 64 square feet of collection surface that is elevated and sloped to collect water which will fill the tank.
  • $3,200 for wildlife friendly fencing; approximately 3 acres surrounding the guzzler in order to keep free grazing cattle out.
  • $1,800 for motion detecting cameras to monitor the guzzler.
  • $2,200 for excavation and installation, including labor.


We have installed two guzzlers on the preserve and they have been successful! One more will provide water to the third dry area of concern. Because of snowy winters, the installation will take place by June 2014 when the snow has melted and the roads are passable.


What will you get in return? Besides the absolutely warm and fuzzy feeling of knowing you have served the animals a big wonderful drink of water, we have some fun perks for you! How about that Pronghorn photo! When we opened up a recent file of photos from a guzzler camera we were pleasantly surprised to find our thirsty friend. We adoringly call him Milt and we love that he “posed” and stuck his tongue out at the camera. And the rainbow photo! On a recent visit to the Preserve Larry Arbanas captured this magical rainbow moment! 


                                           Rainbow photo by Larry Arbanas

The big deal, for $5,000 backers, is having your own wildlife and wild land adventure led by HSWLT Executive Director Bob Koons. You will thrill at the sights and sounds of truly preserved land. It's a long trip out there, but what a rare opportunity!

And in case you are curious, here's a photo of Greenwood's premier privy. Your name could hang right here.


Please help us put in a guzzler on our Greenwood Preserve! Without critical water the animals are in danger. We need you to help us save the lives of animals where water is scarce. How can you help?

1.  Give any amount that you can afford!

2.  Share this page with all your friends and post on Facebook. Use the tools here to connect and announce this important campaign. We need to get the word out!

3.  Go to our website and subscribe to our newsletter for more information about our work.

4.  Keep checking this site. We will be updating it frequently. You never know when we may have a new and wonderful photo from the land!

Thank you!

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This campaign ended on December 30, 2013
Select a Perk
  • $10USD
    WAHOO for Water!

    The wild ones thank you! We will also give you a shout out on our Facebook page.

    7 claimed
  • $15USD
    MILT thanks you!

    Milt, our thirsty pronghorn friend, thanks you! You will receive a 4 x 6 photo of Milt–an animal whose life will be improved by the guzzler you’re helping purchase–and a shout out on Facebook.

    4 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $25USD
    Water for YOU!

    You’ll receive your very own collapsible and reusable water bottle with HSWLT’s logo imprinted on it, plus a thank you on Facebook.

    17 out of 200 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $50USD
    Wildlife Babies Calendar

    With this gift, you will be the proud recipient of our limited edition 2014 calendar “Wildlife Babies Discovering Their World” by acclaimed photographer John E. Swallow. Come on now, who doesn't love wildlife babies? Plus, we’ll thank you on Facebook!

    9 out of 250 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $100USD
    Wildlife Notecards

    With your donation of $100 or more, we will thank you on Facebook and we will send you a selection of notecards featuring the wildlife photography of John Swallow. You will receive an assortment of six notecards and envelopes. Printed on glossy, high-quality cardstock, these nifty cards are suitable for any occasion.

    4 out of 200 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $300USD
    Matted Rainbow Photo

    This level will get you a big shout out on our Facebook page and a beautiful full color landscape photo of a brilliant rainbow taken at dusk from our Greenwood Preserve in Lakeview, Oregon – where the guzzler you’re helping us install will save wildlife - by photographer Larry Arbanas.

    1 out of 50 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $500USD
    Bundle O Thanks!

    A bundle of thanks to you! Your gift of $500 will include all of the perks above: Facebook shout out, Milt photo, water bottle, calendar, notecards, and matted rainbow photo!

    0 out of 25 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $1,000USD
    Water Guzzler Star

    You’re a super star supporter of our water for wildlife program and to thank you, your name will be recognized prominently on the Preserve’s premier privy. Yes, you heard us! We will hang your name on the side of HSWLT’s hand- built composting toilet/outhouse for all visitors to see! See photo below. And of course, a shout out on Facebook!

    0 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • $1,000USD
    Red Fox Photo by John Swallow

    Wow! Thank you! A signed and numbered photo of a red fox by wildlife photographer John Swallow can be yours with this generous donation. The matted print is 11X14. Only 1 available!

    0 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $5,000USD
    Preserve Habitat Experience

    Thank you! Not only will your name be recognized on the privy on the Greenwood Preserve, but you and a guest will receive a tour of the Preserve with HSWLT's executive director. You will get the opportunity to see a water guzzler, habitat restoration work, and maybe Milt too! Includes dinner onsite and optional bunkhouse camping (primitive) for an evening. (This perk is available to those who can travel to Lakeview, OR. Transportation to and from Lakeview, OR is not included.Tour date TBD)

    0 out of 3 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2014
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