Over $2 million has been raised to protect KELÁ_EKE Kingfisher Forest

Because of you, we are 97% of the way to reaching our fundraising target. 

It has been less than a year since we launched our campaign to permanently protect KELÁ_EKE Kingfisher Forest and together we have already raised over $2 million. As we enter the final days of our fundraising campaign, we have been reflecting on all that has happened over the last year.

We are overwhelmed by the incredible support of our conservation community, from Pender Island to Halifax, from British Columbia to Switzerland, and beyond. On the ground, people have removed invasive Scotch broom near the entrance of the property; volunteered to pull off the weekend-long fundraiser, EcoFair; some even purchased the clothing right off Andy MacKinnon’s body; and countless additional contributions in between. We are incredibly grateful for this community.

Person in rain gear standing next to a massive pile of scotch broom.
Spring broom bash at KELÁ_EKE Kingfisher Forest.
Four people smiling wearing mushroom print clothing.
Andy MacKinnon with the proud new owners of his mushroom-themed wardrobe at a fundraising seminar on Pender Island.

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to this campaign, whether by donating, volunteering, sharing the message, or performing the 12 days of Christmas for KELÁ_EKE Kingfisher Forest! Because of you, we are 97% of the way to reaching our fundraising target. 

With a 3% funding gap remaining, we are just centimeters away from the finish line. The matching campaign we launched in late October is still underway to help us get there, with every contribution being doubled until the end of the year. Additionally, as both Raincoast and the Pender Islands Conservancy are registered charitable not-for-profits, both organizations can issue an official tax receipt in exchange for your gift. This is a terrific opportunity to maximize your end of year tax benefits while supporting a worthwhile cause.

As our young supporter Meredith Boyd so eloquently stated: “Protecting forests anywhere, is advocating for them everywhere.” Can you help us safeguard this forest for the future?

Questions? Please contact Shauna Doll (shauna [at] raincoast [dot] org), Forest Conservation Program Director with Raincoast or Sue Kronen (info [at] penderconservancy [dot] org), Education and Outreach Coordinator with the Pender Conservancy.

Support our mobile lab, Tracker!

Our new mobile lab will enable the Healthy Waters Program to deliver capacity, learning, and training to watershed-based communities. We need your support to convert the vehicle and equip it with lab instrumentation. This will allow us to deliver insight into pollutants of concern in local watersheds, and contribute to solution-oriented practices that protect and restore fish habitat.

Sam Scott and Peter Ross standing in front of the future mobile lab, which is a grey sprinter van.