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Sizing it up, for wildlife

Posted by Barbara Christensen at May 11, 2013 11:55 AM |

Ever wondered what difference $50 or $100 really makes for wildlife? A big difference, especially if you donate it for Conservation Northwest's vital work on May 15th, during GiveBIG!

Sizing it up, for wildlife

The more we raise Wednesday, the wilder the Northwest gets!

On Wednesday, May 15, you can be a big part of a wild Northwest: towering old growth forests, expansive wild landscapes, protected wildlife with roam to roam, healthy ecosystems, and communities finding solutions together.. And you will be a big part no matter how much you can give.

How can you help? One word: GiveBIG!

The Seattle Foundation will stretch your gift with matching when you donate via this special online donation page on May 15th (12pm-12am, PST). Your donation could also be chosen at random to win an extra $1000 Golden Ticket for all things wild in the Northwest...and you get a $100 Starbucks card. To sweeten the pot, we'll be giving away Conservation Northwest gear throughout the day; watch our Facebook page for all the action.

GiveBIG is a great day to invest in a brighter future for wildlife and people in our region: clean air and water, healthy connected ecosystems, places to live and thrive.

Consider what a gift of any size will do:
  • $50 gathers hundreds of public comments on important issues like wolf recovery or wolverine protections when Erin sends out a WildNW e-mail alert. Sign up to receive alerts!
  • $100 brings Derrick and David to community meetings to talk about our collaborative plan for restoring forests, creating trails, and protecting habitat in the Columbia Highlands.
  • $500 supports a team in our Citizen Wildlife Monitoring Project to install remote cameras for a season to find and study our rarest wildlife, like wolverines, grizzly, and fisher
  • $1,000 places a Bridging Futures billboard along I-90 to educate drivers about safe passage for wildlife, with artwork designed by elementary school students.
  • $2,000 provides two scholarships to high school students for their design of wildlife overpasses on Washington's highways.
  • $6,000 will remove one mile of unused logging road in priority watersheds in the east Cascades, decreasing run-off to healthy mountain streams and improving habitat
  • $10,000 pays for a range rider to help avoid conflicts between wolves and cattle during the summer grazing season: a proven method for protecting livestock and wolves, and a key step in increasing social tolerance for wolves.

Whether you are a hiker in the Columbia Highlands, a wolf-watcher in the Methow, or a biker in the Gifford Pinchot, every gift, of every size, will have a big impact for the wildlands and wildlife you love. Opportunities like this don't come along every day, so please join us on May 15th, and share with friends.

Thank you for giving BIG on behalf of Conservation Northwest on May 15!

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