It has been three months since Raincoast and the Pender Islands Conservancy launched a $200,000 matching campaign toward our latest collaborative land protection initiative. This campaign was made possible due to a $100,000 financial pledge from Sitka Foundation, which was then doubled by an anonymous donor. We are pleased to announce that we wrapped up the campaign having reached our matching target! This means we raised $400,000 in 3 months! This amount came from our amazing community of individual supporters, local small businesses, and the Islands Trust Conservancy, a regional land trust focused on safeguarding the lands and waters of the Salish Sea.
Altogether, we have raised a total of $571,222.69 since we announced our intention to purchase and protect KELÁ_EKE Kingfisher Forest. This brings us over 25% of the way to our $2.1 million goal!
A huge thanks to all of the people who contributed to this phase of the campaign! Purchasing this 45 acre forest is an ambitious goal considering our organizations completed our last land protection campaign just one year ago. We would not be able to mobilize this sort of conservation action without our incredible community of supporters. We are so grateful to those who have gotten us to this point and to those who will continue to support us as we work toward raising the remaining 75%.
Help us protect KELÁ_EKE Kingfisher Forest
Together with Pender Islands Conservancy, we are raising funds to purchase and permanently protect a 45 acre forested property on the edge of the Salish Sea. The KELÁ_EKE Kingfisher Forest is located within the Coastal Douglas-fir (CDF) biogeoclimatic zone, one of the most biodiverse ecosystems in Canada. It is also among the most threatened in Canada. Protecting these forests is an investment in our collective future.
We’ve just announced a donation matching campaign to support the purchase and permanent protection of KELÁ_EKE Kingfisher Forest. Every dollar donated before December 31, 2022 will be matched by anonymous donors. This is a chance for you to double your impact!