Help permanently protect the S,DÁYES Flycatcher Forest this December

Double your donation for forest habitat protection this December.

One week into the fundraising campaign for the S,DÁYES Flycatcher Forest initiative, the Pender Islands Conservancy and Raincoast Conservation Foundation have collectively raised over $62,000 in donations! 

Generous gifts have also been made by the McLean Foundation and Friends of Brooks Point, a Pender-based conservation group. We still have a long way to go to reach our goal of $395,000 to secure protection of 13 acres of rare Coastal Douglas-fir forest and associated habitat on North Pender Island, and we are confident that we can achieve it with such a strong community of supporters behind us. 

Now we have a great opportunity to double the impact of your donation. 

Our organizations have now been offered $50,000 in match funding –  if we secure the matching $50,000 by the end of this year! If we are successful we will be well on our way to securing long-term protection for S,DÁYES Flycatcher Forest. Today is Giving Tuesday and we hope you will consider supporting us to reach this benchmark. We need to raise 162,000 in total to reach the matching goal!

As a joint initiative, donors can choose to make contributions to the Pender Islands Conservancy or Raincoast. Regardless of which organization receives your donation, it will support our shared  goal. Donating online on either organization’s web page is the easiest way to contribute, but those interested in donating by cheque or e-transfer can contact Project Coordinators for more information. All donors will be issued a tax receipt. 

We hope you can lend your support.

Shauna and Erin.

Shauna Doll, Gulf Islands Forest Project Coordinator, Raincoast
E: shauna [at] raincoast [dot] org
P: 902-817-0436

Erin O’Brien, Community Outreach and Project Coordinator, Pender Conservancy
E: erin [dot] obrien7500 [at] gmail [dot] com
P: 250-222-0370

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Coastal wolf with a salmon in its month.
Photo by Dene Rossouw.