Tuesday, June 6, 2017

June Charity of the Month: Alaska Conservation Foundation

Charity of the Month is a way Team Tizzel is helping to support some very worthy organizations. As part of this program, we will dedicate a post to a charity that we will sponsor through the month by donating Holly's training run money.

May: In May we supported New York-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital with a $125 contribution. This was the hospital that performed two major surgeries on Dave when he was little: open-heart surgery for Tetralogy of Fallout repair and a year later for ruptured appendix repair.

June's Charity

Alaska Conservation Fund

We are getting ready for our big trip to Alaska. It will kick-off with the Anchorage Mayor's Marathon for Holly, then we head to McKinley/Denali, Seward and the Kenai Fjords, an inner passage cruise, and a few nights in Vancouver. Some of the events we plan to do include National Park tours, train rides, whale watching, seaplane flights, brewery visits, and kayaking in The Yukon. We are excited to be sharing this long vacation with four good friends.

Since June 5th was World Environment Day (yes a bit late on the post) we figured a charity related to our trip would be appropriate. The Alaska Conservation Foundation is involved in many efforts on land and on sea to preserve and protect this unique part of our country. The Foundation is also involved with preservation of the indigenous culture.

From their website:

Founded in 1980, the Alaska Conservation Foundation is the only public foundation dedicated to conservation in Alaska, connecting thousands of committed donors and businesses worldwide with more than a hundred grassroots conservation organizations in Alaska.

Alaska Conservation Foundation envisions an inspiring Alaska that is naturally thriving, biologically and culturally diverse, rich in wildlands, bountiful in terrestrial and marine life, sustainable in its economic development and thoughtfully protected—forever.

Alaska Conservation Foundation protects Alaska’s natural environment and the diverse cultures and ways of life it sustains. We do this by promoting conservation philanthropy and by strategically directing resources to conservation leaders, organizations, and initiatives.

The site offers a decent Experience Alaska section with a list of parks and fun facts. Did you know that Alaska has over 33,000 miles of coastline? It is the only state to have coastlines on two different oceans: Arctic Ocean and Pacific Ocean.

Information on how to donate is available on their homepage.


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