Exciting news! With the support of homeowners in the Griffin area, the Steamboat Conservation Partnership has helped Capitol Land Trust conserve another 1.25 miles of coastal habitat on Eld Inlet and secure nearly $2 million in new conservation funding.
This is the start of the Steamboat Conservation Partnership’s second year. The Partnership is an agreement between the Griffin Neighborhood Association and Capitol Land Trust to help conserve special natural areas right here in the Steamboat Peninsula region, defined as the watersheds of Eld and Totten Inlets.
If you contributed to the Partnership, during its first year, thank you. Please continue your commitment by:
- Renewing your contribution to the Partnership;
- Spreading the word about the Steamboat Conservation Partnership to friends and neighbors who will join the effort and contribute; and,
- Contacting Capitol Land Trust if you are interested in finding out about conserving your property.
If you have not yet made a contribution, you are invited to take this opportunity to learn more about what John Dodge, writing in the July 12, 2009 issue of “The Olympian” called, “a terrific partnership that should serve as a model to other neighborhood groups interested in the preservation of sensitive lands.” Click here to read more about the Steamboat Conservation Partnership.
Under the Partnership agreement, the Griffin Neighborhood Association solicits at least $15,000 of contributions to Capitol Land Trust each year for five years. Contributions are placed into a trust account and may only be expended on a portion of Capitol Land Trust’s operating costs within this region. Operating costs include staff time developing relationships with landowners, acquiring land and conservation easements, securing grant funding, and monitoring acquired lands. Capitol Land Trust meets and confers with the Griffin Neighborhood Association about its strategies and the focus of its activities in the region.