Happy Hearts Day

HAPPY HEARTS DAY FROM WILD LOVE
“Wild Love Preserve is named such because it is dedicated to the greater good of our wild planet, now and for future generations, centering on humanity, compassion, sustainability, two-legged accountability and our responsibility to the whole.” —Andrea Maki

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Jan 30, 2019

Friends, 

We've got our nose to the grindstone in a final push of fundraising to secure Wild Love Preserve's 10,000-acre wildlife preserve by Jan 30 as outlined by our contract. We’ve come a long way and are incredibly thankful to those who have supported our campaign for Wild Love at Twin Sisters. We believe all things are possible when we come together on behalf of our collective whole and are working to raise the remaining $300K via donations, grants, and sponsors. If you would like to make a lasting mark on the wild side by joining with us to meet our deadline, we have created this special donation page: 

Support Wild Love's 10,000-acre Wildlife Preserve

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Our appreciation is immeasurable. Thank you for considering a tax-deductible contribution and for sharing our campaign with your circles. Please feel free to contact us with questions or other inquiries .

Andrea + Team Wild Love

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Thank you for being part of Wild Love Preserve's legacy in lasting wildness.

LOVE IS ACTION

Looking Back To The Beginning

Looking back to where we started. Because Wild Love founder, Andrea Maki, is a contemporary visual artist + photographer, her art is the foundation + visual force of Wild Love Preserve. In 2010-11 her “In Wild Eyes” installation launched with purpose creating a national buzz. Here’s the backstory from the announcement.

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ANDREA MAKI: IN WILD EYES, 2010-11

A Traveling Installation To Promote Support + Awareness

In response to a critical situation, contemporary visual artist and photographer, Andrea Maki, is creating an expansive wildlife preserve to protect and preserve our wild horses. "In Wild Eyes" is to experience her art, once again, acting as a tool to spread awareness and promote support for our environment, wildlife, and now, Wild Love Preserve.

“On April 1, 2010, Wild Love was born of a purposeful, "chance" encounter and a promise made, eye to eye and heart to heart, with twenty-one wild Challis mares, most pregnant, from a 2009 government helicopter roundup. They have come from the wild, speak for the whole, and take us back to the wild under evolved circumstances. Nonprofit, Wild Love Preserve. is a unique and sustainable wildlife preserve in Central Idaho, dedicated to protecting native wild horses in their indigenous wild habitat, and preserving this unique ecosystem as an interconnected whole, now, and for generations far into the future. "In Wild Eyes" features select wild portraits from that fateful day. This installation includes six wild mares in captivity and one lone wild stallion, waiting, back home in the wild. A poignant contrast and man-made reality that symbolizes the lives of all our wild horses at the hand of man. At almost 6' high, these intimate wild horse constructions are intended to give a sense of what it is like to be surrounded, up close and personal, with these magical and magnificent wild beings. It is a privilege, it is wild paradise. To that, Wild Love is truly about us all, a reflection of our humanity.” - Andrea Maki

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"The installation has the Andrea Maki look of hardcore elegance and compounded content that makes each of us consider beauty and reality transformed to a new level of heightened awareness. To see and experience Maki's latest efforts in spreading awareness is to face both the pathos and beauty of the wild mustang, an American icon, and our own history. Each large-scale image tells its' own story. But many times their actual size, scale and detail conspire to engage and mesmerize, linking images to one another, and the lone stallion, at yet another scale. Idea and content imbue this work with nuance, discovery, and emotion." - E. Press, April 2011

For more about Andrea Maki’s Art, visit: bit.ly/AndreaMaki-Art + AndreaMaki.com

All Content ©2010-11 Andrea Maki

Wrapping 2018

Dear Friends,

As 2018 draws to a close and we thunder towards another run around the sun, we leave you with this video from Wild Love. With your support we have been to able achieve goals many thought not possible, have saved hundreds of wild lives on their home turf, and continue our work on public and private lands in Idaho. Twenty-Eighteen also brought to fruition a hard-earned benchmark and we were excited to share news that Wild Love Preserve had our 10,000-acre wildlife preserve under contract. 

It takes a village to achieve big goals on behalf of our collective whole and lasting wildness. At this time we wish to Thank You for considering a year-end tax-deductible donation toward our January 30 deadline for Phase One funding of Wild Love's 10,000-acre Idaho wildlife preserve which will be protected in perpetuity... and open for you to visit once we move our 136 Challis-Idaho wild horses in 2019. 

As a 501(c)3 non-profit, Wild Love Preserve engages public and private lands to address all facets of regional wild horse population on their home turf. Our legacy project includes our inclusive wild horse conservation programs, conflict resolution, education platform, comprehensive range health, and our 10,000-acre wildlife preserve in the heart of Idaho's wild horse country which is teeming with indigenous wildlife and will serve as permanent home to our current 136 Challis-Idaho wild horses and future Idaho wild horses. The work we do in Idaho serves to benefit wild horses in other regions throughout the West.

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Wishing You a Wild, Happy + Prosperous Twenty-Nineteen!

Andrea + Team Wild Love

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8202 NE State Highway 104, #102-33 • Kingston, WA 98346
Wild Love Preserve is a 501(c)3 Nonprofit, Effective August 2010, Tax ID #27-3729450

Two Wild Love Stories

On Sunday, December 16, we were notified of two stories published about Wild Love Preserve. As it turns out they have been received as "feel-good" stories for the holiday season, which is really nice, so we thought to share. The first is from the international publication Horsetalk Magazine out of New Zealand:  bit.ly/project-wildlove

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Second, this story featured in VacationIdea - Dream Vacation Magazine. "A passion project like no other, Wild Love Preserve is the sort of place that helps us all regain a little faith in humanity. This Idaho wild horse sanctuary has an astonishing story behind it and is doing incredible work each and every day to preserve dozens of the Gem State's most precious gems: its horses. Located in Challis, Idaho, this sanctuary is an amazing project and a truly magical place for any horse lovers, nature enthusiasts, or people who care about conservation and preserving the beauty and natural heritage of the United States."  Read story here: bit.ly/wildlove-idaho

Note: For those inquiring about trips to Wild Love, as soon as we are able to get Wild Love's 136 wild horses moved to our permanent home, we will be able to start booking your visits. We look forward to sharing the wondrous wild side with you!

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Wild Love Calendars Now Available!

How about a perfect holiday gift that spreads love all year long?

For those who have been asking: Our full-color WILD LOVE CALENDARS with a selection of favorite wild photos by Andrea Maki are now available, and in two sizes! 100% of proceeds benefit Wild Love Preserve Programs and Phase One of our campaign to raise necessary funding towards the acquisition of our 10,000-acre wildlife preserve in central Idaho and our subsequent transition from our leased 400-acres to our permanent home which will be protected in perpetuity.

Calendars are available thru January. Purchase by Dec. 15 to receive by Dec. 24.

Click here to purchase: 2019 Wild Love Calendar

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THANK YOU!

Timeless Message

Friends,

Because this resonates more than ever. This timeless message has always been cornerstone to my being, my art, and therefore, the mission of Wild Love Preserve: Be thankful for one another 365 days a year. Walk in all shoes. Be kind, respect differences, act on behalf of our greater good, and spread love. 

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Thank you for your belief and support in Wild Love. 

Andrea + Team Wild Love

Flashback Friday From The Wild Side

This Flashback Friday we're sharing a note from Wild Love founder, Andrea Maki. dated July 1, 2014. 

"Recently I was asked, “What’s in it for me?" I was told there are those who can’t believe anyone could be so altruistic as to create a project and seek a unified solution to benefit wild horses and the whole without a personal agenda lurking behind the scenes. That in this day when there is more money to be made from the “fight”, crisis and divisions versus solutions, some would believe a snake oil salesman before they would believe an individual would actually put all on the line in the name of greater good and mutual benefit. In addition, I was told, there are those who presume I have deep pockets or a silver spoon supporting WLP efforts, no matter how many times I clarify otherwise and that I have been a self-employed, self-supported, visual artist since 1988 - no security nets, inheritance or alimony. The truth, of course, is that WLP has been supported by grants and donors since inception in 2010, in addition to my personal commitment, loans and credit lines, as we prove our worth via boots-on-the-ground action while seeking full project funding.

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All said, I completely understand that which was shared with me, however I also find it sad and unfortunate. We are jaded for good reason and it is only natural to question truth in kindness, compassion and action on behalf of the whole, as well assume ego is in play. This is the world we currently live in, however, I also believe it is only by holding true to ones course that time and action ultimately prove otherwise. In my belief we are here to care for the whole, act with truth, kindness, respect, understanding and compassion without being plagued by ego. When engaging with those of different beliefs, common ground can be found via kindness, respect and perseverance opening doors to further discussion. We can rise above drawn lines if we so choose.  Truth, sincerity, accountability, integrity, follow through and compassion are traits of my life and a reflection of the way in which I was brought up. No matter the ways of the outside, I will always take pride in walking my talk, acting my truth and being that which I personally prefer to see in terms of human co-existence. Love is action."

-Andrea Maki, July 1, 2014

This truth remains, as does our perseverance and due diligence.

Wild Love's Historic Move!

Announcing Our Historic Move To Wild Love's 10,000-Acre Wildlife Preserve!

It's taken a lot of hard work and perseverance to get here. We are thrilled to share news that Wild Love Preserve has our 10,000-acre wildlife preserve at Twin Sisters under contract and we’re preparing for our epic move of WLP operations and our 136 wild horses. The wild cherry on top is that our wildlife preserve will be a safe zone for all the indigenous wildlife that choose to call this wild expanse home.

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Wild Love is a WE project, so, if you believe in the preservation of America's iconic wild mustangs and our wild places, we hope you will join us. Your support translates to lasting wildness for wild horses on their native turf and respective indigenous ecosystems as an interconnected whole for generations to come. My name is Andrea Maki, I am a Seattle native, contemporary visual artist/photographer for over 30 years, and in 2010 I founded Wild Love Preserve in central Idaho as a means of protecting and preserving our vital wild places as an interconnected whole by way of bridging divides with native wild horses leading our way. Wild Love was created to show what we can achieve by working together because our wildness is imperative to our collective whole, now and for future generations. While many told me this would be impossible, we've set a new precedent in bringing all sides together and have created an inclusive conservation model in Idaho that has garnered national attention and is sourced as a framework for other regions in the West. By design, Wild Love programs have also saved American taxpayers well over $7.5 million dollars in a few short years.

As a 501(c)3 non-profit, Wild Love Preserve engages public and private lands to address all facets of regional wild horse population on their home turf. Our legacy project includes our inclusive wild horse conservation programs, conflict resolution, education platform, comprehensive range health, and our 10,000-acre wildlife preserve in the heart of Idaho's wild horse country which is teeming with indigenous wildlife and will serve as permanent home to our current 136 Challis-Idaho wild horses and future Idaho wild horses. The work we do in Idaho serves to benefit wild horses in other regions throughout the West.

Make A Gift to Wild Love at Twin Sisters

Wild Love Preserve • 8202 NE State Highway 104, #102-33, Kingston, WA  98346

Thank you for supporting Wild Love's legacy in lasting wildness.

LOVE IS ACTION

Stone Gossard, Pearl Jam + The Vitalogy Foundation

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“Since 2010, Wild Love founder, Andrea Maki’s, consistent and devoted attention to the plight of wild horses has been amazing to witness. A 30,000-foot view and her obvious political savvy have created an unlikely coalition of ranchers, environmentalists, wild horse advocates, and government agencies, working in delicate concert to save these majestic animals. She should be the envy of any activist looking to make a real impact.” 

-Stone Gossard, Pearl Jam + The Vitalogy Foundation

Idaho Gives 2018!

#IdahoGives is May 3

Friends - Join us this Thursday, May 3, for #IdahoGives and help us keep the wild in Idaho's wild horses + wild places! You do not have to be in Idaho to participate. We are raising funds for WLP operations and our 10,000-acre permanently protected wildlife preserve in the heart of Idaho wild horse country. Early pledges are open now, click here to donate: http://bit.ly/IdahoGives-WildLove

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Unique to this campaign is that donations and grants made by check, or here on our website at DONATEcan be manually added to our total tally for May 3. 

Thanks a million for your support!

Our mailing address is: 8202 NE State Highway 104, #102-33, Kingston, WA 98346