The Power of Place

It's a new year on Salt Pond Mountain.

2017 is upon us with lots of new changes and opportunities. One thing that remains consistent is the power of Mountain Lake and its community to open eyes, minds, and hearts to the inherent value of exploring the natural world. The discoveries made by students, artists, and scientists in our living laboratory continue to shape the lives and careers of new Mountain Lakers in unpredictable ways.

These experiences would not be possible without the support of our dedicated alumni and friends. We are forever grateful to those of you who support us in spirit, as well as those of you in a position to help us further our mission through gifts.

Please share with future users of the Station. Your gift to any of the areas above, or a gift of any amount, is greatly appreciated. I hope in the near future you will come back and visit our special place on Salt Pond Mountain. Thank you for your support of the Station.

Butch Brodie, Director


Four great ways to support the Station:

Walton Lecture

The Walton Lecture series was initiated in 1980 and continues to bring some of the most exciting personalities in evolution, ecology, and behavior to interact with the Station community. Recent Walton Lecturers have included Joan Strassman, David Queller, and Fred Janzen. The 2017 Walton Lecture will be given by Joe Travis from Florida State University on June 15th. Your support is what makes it possible to offer the Walton Lecture each year.

Walton Lecture Sponsor: $1,000
Walton Lecture Supporter: $500

Student Scientists

Fellowships and scholarships allow us to offer financial assistance to those students who might not otherwise be able to study at the Station. Your support ensures that passionate students will be able to experience all that Mountain Lake offers.
Graduate Student Fellowship: $500
Undergraduate Student Scholarship: $250

ArtLab at MLBS

Sharing the Mountain Lake community with artists-in-residence each summer has led to some exciting new perspectives and appreciation for the aesthetic wonders of both our science and our surrounds. The Lucille Walton ArtLab Fellowship supports the visit of one prominent artist each season.

Lucile Walton ArtLab Sponsor: $500
Lucile Walton ArtLab Supporter: $250

          NOTE - Until ArtLab shows up on the formal donation form please enter amount in "Friend" line and add a note in "Special Instructions / Notes" that it is for ArtLab support. Thank! 

Friend of Mountain Lake

Your gift will be directed toward the most pressing needs of the Station.
Friend of MLBS: $50

Or, mail in your gift

Make checks payable to "The College Foundation of U.Va."

Please indicate gift area in the memo field of your check:

  • MLBS Walton Lecture
  • MLBS ArtLab
  • MLBS Graduate Student Fellowship
  • MLBS Undergraduate Student Scholarship
  • Friend of MLBS

Mail to:
The College Foundation of UVA
P.O. Box 400801
Charlottesville, VA  22904-4801