About One for Nature...

Zech Strauser, Strauser Nature’s Helpers

landscape & snow management services

When businesses get involved to help their community, great things happen on so many levels.  Participate in the preservation and enhancement of our nature spaces in the Poconos.  Businesses can see the connection between economic growth and a nature-rich community with One for Nature. 

Businesses make this happen


Business owners mail the collected donations to One for Nature, on a pre-determined basis. The money is put in the bank to be used for the organization.  Conservation organizations and government entities (townships, local open space and recreation committees, etc.) submit applications requesting funds for projects in Monroe County.  

The program is designed to be easy for Participating Businesses.  It’s fulfilling because business owners get to support what they care about – making a positive, permanent difference where they live and work.
Participating Businesses are recognized in the local newspapers and via social media for their participation in the One for Nature program. 


All Businesses Can Participate


There is no limit to what kind of business can participate, nor are there any commitments on how much your business must contribute. No donation is too big or too small.  
The success of this program is in the variety of businesses and people who support it.  All types of businesses are appropriate, retail or service-oriented.  In fact, One for Nature’s first participating business was Strauser Nature’s Helpers, a local landscaping company.    

About One For Nature

One for Nature is a consortium of local businesses working to support the conservation and public enjoyment of wildlife habitat, trails, streams and parks in Monroe County, Pennsylvania. 

This is a four-year old venture, proposed by local Monroe County business people looking to mimic the success of a similar business-supported non-profit venture 1% for Open Space that has raised millions of dollars since 1997 to preserve special places in Gunnison County, Colorado.   

One for Nature, Inc. is incorporated as a non-profit entity in Pennsylvania with 501(c)(3) status so contributions are tax-deductible.  We are not affiliated with any government agency.  We have contracted with a local community services professional to be the One for Nature Director and working closely with business owners and local orgazniations who want to support the program and protect and promote enjoyment of Monroe County’s bounty of beautiful natural areas.

How It Works
Participating businesses participate in the way that works best for them.  All contributions are welcome from businesses, individuales and organizations supporting One for Nature. 

A 1%  or $1 voluntary contribution is a small sum on its own, but will be magnified as many businesses give their customers the opportunity to help keep Monroe County beautiful, wild and accessible for people to enjoy and wildlife to thrive..

Cup of Coffee … $2 … two cents
Breakfast at the diner… $10 … ten cents
New pair of sneakers … $80 … eighty cents
Tent for family camping … $150 … $1.50
Together, the pennies add up!



Small Donations … Big Impact