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Are you interested in helping bring back
the heath hen to Martha’s Vineyard? 

How to Get Involved

The heath hen can only come back if the community of Martha’s Vineyard wants it to. Revive & Restore can help mobilize the science, but it takes the community to galvanize the initiative.

Phase 1 was funded through the generosity of a group of Founding Funders.

Additional Founding Funders are needed to complete Phase 2 of the project. We are currently raising pledges at the $10K Founding Funder level.

If you, or someone you know, is interested in participating as a funder, please feel free to contact our office through [email protected].

How to Stay Informed About Our Progress

If you’d like to be put on a mailing list for any project updates, you can register HERE.

Thank you!

Special Volunteer Acknowledgement

Susan_Banta_ColorSusan Johnson Banta was instrumental in the creation of the 2014 event – “The Heath Hen Could Come Back”  and with connecting Revive & Restore with the Martha’s Vineyard Community. Susan has called Martha’s Vineyard her summer home for 40 years and served as the Community Development Consultant for Revive & Restore. Her efforts focused on bringing island leaders and the community together to discuss a potential heath hen revival project. Susan also coordinated the collaborative exhibit for the Heath Hen Event and designed the graphics for Revive & Restore’s heath hen event.

Susan has served for 18 years on the boards of a variety of organizations in West Marin, California. Her work has been recognized for building community by the Marin Community Foundation. She is also the Founder and CEO of Alphabet Soup, the parent-child learning and relationship building program that makes global connections through cooking, art and gardening activities.

Prior to serving the nonprofit world, Susan worked 17 years in the corporate world. She began her career at the Smithsonian, the Cooper Hewitt and I.M. Pei & Partners. During her 10 years at Ogilvy & Mather Promotions in New York she was an intrapreneur Trained as both a creative director and account manager, she successfully started up new profit centers for Ogilvy while serving as Senior Vice President and Creative Director.

Revive & Restore wishes to thank Susan for her enormous and successful efforts to move the heath hen from an idea to the current research phase of the Genomic Study.