Long view from stairs of restored lighthouse.
Your Gift Matched This Week
Dear ,

As we prepare for 2020 and look to expand our environmental education and conservation programs, we hope you will consider making a special year end gift . As a way to kick off our year-end fundraising campaign this week, your donation will be matched, up to $10,000 , by our generous board members.

This year...

  • 600 new families and youth were introduced to the Seashore through our new low-cost and free Get to the Point! events. Designed to encourage those unfamiliar with the natural history of the park to learn and simply have fun, we offered events in whale watching, astronomy, birding, and others. Several of these programs were offered in Spanish.
  • 4,380 children and families were connected to the park through our environmental education programs.
  • Our robust scholarship program brought more than 2,500 youth, especially those from underserved communities, to the Park to learn and play.
  • 917 people were served with 77 classes and guided programs in the Natural World, Arts and Photography, and Outdoor Adventure through our Field Institute program.
  • We now have 9 seasonal field staff who work with NPS project managers on dune habitat restoration, coho salmon conservation, community outreach programs, invasive plant management, elephant seal monitoring, and historic conservation of cultural resources in the park.
  • We funded research into coho salmon in Tomales Bay; sea star wasting disease; climate change impacts on elephant seals; the ecology of eelgrass, a keystone species; monitoring the California black rail in the Giacomini Wetlands; and the construction of a baseline food web of coastal ecosystems in the National Seashore.
 
You make this happen!

This week marks the beginning of our year-end fundraising campaign. We hope you will join us in making a gift today, which will be matched dollar for dollar , doubling your impact to protect and preserve the place you love.

Together, as we prepare for the future, we are committed to protecting and preserving our public lands by connecting youth to nature through science, stewardship and community.

 We couldn't do it without you.

Please consider the value of what the Park has given you in 2019 and make a gift to help us deliver more research, conservation, and education programs in the new year.

We wish you a wonderful holiday season that includes your own time to relax and rejuvenate at the Seashore in preparation for all that 2020 will bring. We appreciate everything you do for our Park!

With appreciation,
Donna Faure Signature
Donna Faure
Executive Director
California black rail, a threatened species, discovered in the Giacomini Wetlands. Photo credit Jules Evens 2019.
CELEBRATING RESILIENCE!
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