Update on KELÁ_EKE Kingfisher Forest

At the end of 2021, Raincoast and Pender Islands Conservancy announced their second collaborative land protection campaign in as many years-now we must raise $2.1 million to protect 45 acres of Coastal Douglas-fir habitat on the edge of the Salish Sea.

On December 22, 2021, Raincoast and Pender Islands Conservancy announced our latest land acquisition initiative: the purchase and protection of 45 acres on S,DÁYES (Pender Island), just off the tip of Razor Point, or KELÁ_EKE in SENĆOŦEN. We have 18-months to raise our target of $2.1 million to protect the forest, wetland, and foreshore habitat that we call KELÁ_EKE  Kingfisher Forest. 

Within three weeks of starting our fundraising campaign we had raised $152,000. This support came entirely from individual supporters, demonstrating how strong our conservation community is. This initial push was essential to building a strong foundation for our campaign, but we still have a long way to go, with a total of nearly $170,000 raised as of February 28, 2022. You can track our progress and learn more about Raincoast’s land protection work by visiting the campaign page.

With the ongoing support of our community of supporters, protecting this land in perpetuity will become a reality.

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Photo by Alex Harris / Raincoast Conservation Foundation.

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