Over the past eight months, Raincoast and the Pender Islands Conservancy have been hard at work to raise the $2.1 million required to protect the 45 acre KELÁ_EKE Kingfisher Forest. Since initiating this fundraising effort in December 2021, we launched and completed a successful matching campaign, hosted tours and restoration events within the forest, and recently announced plans to host the first annual EcoFair on S,DÁYES (Pender Island) with all proceeds supporting our land protection work.
We are now nearly 70% of the way toward our $2.1 million goal having raised $1,409,298.82! We have until the end of the year to reach our target.
In addition to having the tremendous support of our local community, a variety of partners including local businesses, entrepreneurs, and artists such as MSR Solutions Inc., Maple Leaf Adventures, FRESCo Building Efficiency, Sea Star Winery, Jillian Harris, and Owl and Bear Studio, have made this fundraising effort so successful to date. Now we are excited to announce our newest partnership with Fernwood Coffee Company!
A local coffee roaster, dedicated to the quality, community, and culture of their Vancouver Island home, Fernwood Coffee has generously created a unique roast in support of protecting KELÁ_EKE Kingfisher Forest. $4 of every bag sold will be donated to our campaign. Bags of beans will be available for purchase on the Fernwood Coffee website and at the Conservancy Nature Centre at Hope Bay on North Pender Island.
We are so grateful to those individuals and partners who have gotten us to this point and to those who will continue to support us as we work toward raising the remaining 30% of our fundraising goal.
We raise a steaming cup of joe to you!
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 are eight months into our campaign and are 65% of the way to our fundraising goal. This acquisition is a tangible way that you can help protect forest lands and build climate resilience!