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The Dr. Heinz K. Meng Environmental and Conservation Education Fund

Biology

The Legacy of Heinz Meng

Heinz Meng—wildlife conservationist, educator, falconer, and artist— introduced countless students to the natural majesty of the Hudson Valley. He led the effort to save  the peregrine falcon, one of the region’s most inspiring avian predators from the brink of extinction.

Continue his work by supporting the Heinz Meng Environmental and Conservation Education Fund.

Help us:

  • Conserve and interpret Meng’s study collections of over 5,000 preserved specimens of Hudson Valley flora, birds, and mammals.
  • Share new knowledge through interpretive exhibits displayed in Coykendall Science Building (CSB).
  • Support an annual lecture by leading climate science and ecology scientists

Make a commitment now for conservation science!
Help us create a robust and dynamic response to the growing need for both environmental education and the inspired and innovative thinking that Heinz Meng brought to the environmental challenges facing our local ecosystems and our planet. Your gifts to the Dr. Heinz K. Meng Environmental and Conservation Education Fund, will continue a legacy connecting young people, students, and the wider Hudson Valley community with the natural world.

Please consider a gift at one of the levels listed below. 
The names of each of the gift levels represent the historic peregrine nesting sites in the Shawangunk Mountains.

Or, consider a pledge to be given over five years. For example, gifts of $1,000 per year over five years would be a total pledge of $5,000, qualifying you as a Millbrook Cliff donor to the Meng Environmental and Conservation Education Fund.

For pledged gifts and gifts of $5,000 or more, please contact the SUNY New Paltz Foundation at 845-257-3258. A gift officer would be happy to speak with you.

Named donor on interpretive exhibit in Coykendall Science Building (CSB)
Listed donor on the annual Meng lecture outreach materials
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Special recognition on donor plaque in CSB
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Invitation to special events for Friends of the Dr. Heinz Meng Environmental Education and Conservation Fund
Complimentary annual membership to Mohonk Preserve, including pass for one vehicle
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Special recognition listings on video remembering Meng to be aired on New Paltz website - "The Legacy of Heinz Meng" by alumni Paul Spaulding '17 and Abby Shaffer '17
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Special recognition listings on website
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Invitation to School of Science and Engineering alumni and friends events including occasional bird tours
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Invitation to annual lecture in memory of Dr. Heinz Meng and special reception

SUNY New Paltz gratefully acknowledges our partners at the Mohonk Preserve and Mohonk Mountain House who have helped guide this project and showcase the work and legacy of Professor Heinz Meng.