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

Image by Alex Harris

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 pulled invasive Scotch broom near the entrance to the property; volunteered to pull off the weekend-long EcoFair fundraiser; some even purchased the clothing right off Andy MacKinnon’s back; and countless additional contributions in between. We are incredibly grateful for this community!

Spring broom bash at KELÁ_EKE Kingfisher Forest. Image by Shauna Doll

Andy MacKinnon with the proud new owners of his mushroom-themed wardrobe at a fundraising talk on Pender Island. Image by Shauna Doll

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 the Pender Conservancy and Raincoast 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 Sue Kronen (, Education and Outreach Coordinator with the Pender Conservancy or Shauna Doll (, Forest Conservation Program Director with Raincoast.

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