On June 29th Project Watershed sent Interfor half a million dollars as the second interim payment for the purchase of the Kus-kus-sum lands. A large portion of the $400,000 awarded by the Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program in March went towards this payment, the remainder will be applied to our December payment. Our community target of $100,000 was also a component of the half a million dollar payment – a target we not only met but surpassed! Thanks to the Denton Family gift of $50,000 (read more), the Nomadic Tempest event which brought in $40,000 (read more) and all our other donors we raised $30,000 more than our target. These funds will be applied to our next payment of $100,000 due on December 20th, 2018, putting us at 30% of the way our next community goal.
Project Watershed would like to remind everyone that the Estuary Angel is still matching funds but has not made any commitments for next year. In order to leverage those funds we encourage people to donate before the end of this year.
Project Watershed would also like to thank the community for their continued support. To date we have raised approximately $250,000 from our local community, that is 1/2 way to our goal of $500,000 by the end of 2019. “It is all very encouraging” reports Paul Horgen, Project Watershed Board Chair “and gives us much hope for the months ahead.”