The Nature Conservancy Launches $95 Million Campaign in Michigan
Michigan - It's in Our Nature
In Michigan, we are defined by the path we walk — a quiet hike through an Upper Peninsula pine forest, a stroll along the sandy shores of crystal blue Lake Michigan, a trek through endless expanses of farmlands, or through the aisles of fresh flowers and crisp produce at Detroit's bustling Eastern Market.
“Preserving this legacy will depend on our ability to create a future where people and nature thrive together,” said Helen Taylor, state director for TNC in Michigan. “At The Nature Conservancy in Michigan, we are already hard at work discovering solutions to some of the toughest challenges facing us today. But we can’t do it alone. That’s why we are announcing the public launch of our campaign to raise $95 million for conservation in Michigan.”
“Achieving a sustainable future for Michigan will require greater, immediate and more strategic investments in the health of our lands and waters as well as the policies and practices that affect them,” Taylor said.
“To date, we have raised $89 million to fund our principle strategies,” said Jeremy Wittrock, director of development. “We are focused in four main areas: Protecting Land and Water, Providing Food and Water Sustainably, Tackling Climate Change and Building Healthy Cities.”
To learn more about our work in these areas and see how you can be a part of this campaign, visit nature.org/ourmichigan.
The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world's toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. We are tackling climate change, conserving lands, waters and oceans at an unprecedented scale, providing food and water sustainably and helping make cities more sustainable. Working in 72 countries and territories: 38 by direct conservation impact and 34 through partners, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit www.nature.org or follow @nature_press on Twitter.