This Giving Tuesday, join us as we explore our region's lands, waters, and wildlife and raise $19,000 for local conservation with the help of a familiar face.
We’re glad the holiday season is here. We all need this time to slow down, reflect, come together, and give thanks for the things that matter to us most. In the coming weeks, we hope you find time to get outside, enjoy the natural wonders of the Northwest, and then give in support of those places.
Giving Tuesday, the international day of giving when people rally in support of the causes closest to their hearts, has gained momentum in recent years as an antidote to the hysteria of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Last year on Giving Tuesday, we introduced you to Nature Glenn, a pint-sized doll with a passion for conservation. Fashioned in the likeness of our longtime Executive Director Glenn Lamb, Nature Glenn offered a new and slightly silly perspective on the places Columbia Land Trust has helped conserve.
With his help, Columbia Land Trust met its Giving Tuesday goal, raising an incredible $17,000 in support our conservation and restoration work.
And just like that, he was gone. As quickly as Nature Glenn burst on to the local conservation scene, he disappeared. Perhaps Nature Glenn, like his human counterpart, prefers life outside and out of the limelight. Perhaps the mountains were calling, and he simply had to go.
All we know for sure is that we could use his help again this Giving Tuesday, November 29th, as we set an ambitious new goal of raising $19,000 in a single day. Thanks to generous donors Sue and Drew Snyder, who are once again matching all gifts up to $5,000, your Giving Tuesday gift will go twice as far.
Your generosity on Giving Tuesday will help support major projects 2017, including:
- conserving 6,000 acres of working forestland in the Klickitat Canyon, ensuring local forestry and protecting wildlife;
- restoring salmon habitat from the Columbia River Estuary to the upper reaches of tributaries such as the East Fork Lewis and Lower Hood rivers;
- driving urban conservation through the Backyard Habitat Certification Program;
- leading immersive tour experiences that engage, educate, and inspire; and
- developing a comprehensive Conservation Agenda that will inform our work for decades to come.
Three elements—lands, waters, and wildlife—lie both at the core of our work and at the heart of our Northwest way of life.
It’s hard to image this place without a rich mosaic of landscapes from coastal wetlands to snow-capped mountains; without clear blue rivers and rushing waterfalls; without primordial salmon runs, gnarled Oregon white oaks, towering firs, and even side-banded snails. What would that Northwest be like? On November 29th, we hope you’ll give generously and encourage your friends and family to do the same.
This Giving Tuesday, keep an eye out on social media and your inbox. You just might run into an old friend while we explore the lands, waters, and wildlife that make this region truly special.