With just one week left to double your impact, we are introducing new belted kingfisher swag!
On March 21, the first day of spring, the Pender Conservancy and Raincoast Conservation Foundation launched a $100,000 matching campaign toward the purchase and protection of KELÁ_EKE Kingfisher Forest. This was made possible due to a generous financial pledge from Sitka Foundation. Shortly thereafter, an additional $100,000 was pledged toward this matching campaign by an anonymous donor, bringing the matching campaign total to $200,000! Since launching the matching campaign, nearly $80,000 has been raised. With a matching campaign deadline of June 8th (World Oceans Day), we have to raise $120,000 in one week.
To help us toward this goal, the Conservancy and Raincoast have been working with artists and artisans to show our appreciation to our generous community of supporters. Between now and June 8th, a limited amount of the following gifts will be available to those who make donations in-person at the Pender Islands Conservancy Nature Centre at Hope Bay or the Raincoast table at World Environment Day in Sidney on June 5th. Unfortunately we are unable to ship donation gifts at this time.
$50-$99: A belted kingfisher patch
$100-149: A belted kingfisher enamel pin designed by Owl and Bear Studio
$150+: A belted kingfisher, needle felted by Kiara Davies of K Creations
KELÁ_EKE Kingfisher Forest is located on the traditional territory of the W̱SÁNEĆ people and is home to rare and threatened ecosystems characteristic to the Coastal Douglas-fir biogeoclimatic zone. It is home to over 100 bird species, including the property’s namesake: belted kingfishers.
This matching campaign is just one step in a much larger, months-long campaign to protect KELÁ_EKE Kingfisher Forest in perpetuity, with a final fundraising goal of $2.1 million. You can track our progress and learn more about our land protection work by visiting the Pender Conservancy's project webpage. You can also make an online donation here.