First Impact Report of 2018 publishedMarch 30, 2018
A lot happens around here in the first quarter of a new year.
I imagine it’s not that different where you sit. By the time you read this, we will have nished our largest annual fundraiser “Faces of Freshwater” on March 8. Thanks to individuals like you and more than 70 companies who stepped up to help host this evening, we raised more than $190,000 to ensure we continue to put more work on the ground and lead the way for more restoration and conservation professionals to prioritize projects and track impacts over time.
Our business partners made up more than $80,000 raised from this year’s benefit. But many of them don’t just contribute once a year. We are fortunate to have long-lasting partnerships with regional companies in the West and their support helps us increase the pace and scale of our work. Take Pacific Power, a massive provider of energy in our region. Back in 2011, we began to manage the Blue Sky Habitat Fund, where Pacific Power customers can choose to donate $2.50 a month to a pool of funding that goes to restoring native fish habitat.
For seven years, we’ve been the administrators of this fund, granting organizations across Oregon a portion of the total to carry out an important project in their community. You’ll read about the exact impact this partnership has made in the following pages.