2018 Spring Matching Challenge

It’s time for a Spring Matching Challenge! 

Our important programs, including environmental education at the Maxwelton Outdoor Classroom, Langley Marina, and South Whidbey Schools, are funded exclusively through community support and local grants. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to amplify your donation from now until June 1st [details below!] and be sure to spread the word!

With the arrival of spring comes a bundle of activities for the Whidbey Watershed Stewards staff, board, and volunteers. We are proud to have accomplished so much in 2018 already, including the following goals:

 
  • Three stewardship work parties to restore & refresh Freeland Wetland Preserve, Robinson Beach, and the Outdoor Classroom trails
  • Four interactive training days with volunteer teachers at the Outdoor Classroom preparing for our Spring classes beginning April 30th, and for the Marine Science program, which has been running regularly throughout the winter and spring
  • Eight marine science field days at Langley Marina for South Whidbey’s sixth, seventh, and eighth graders to study plankton and marine invertebrates
  • 220 healthy salmon fry released into Maxwelton Creek by South Whidbey’s fifth graders as part of the Salmon in the Classroom Program
  • A handful of Earth Day activities at Bayview’s Earth Day event, including a public presentation by Executive Director Rick Baker, plus kids’ educational activities
Help make sure our work and programming continues by participating in this year’s Spring Matching Challenge! 
Donate Now to Double Your Dollars!

An anonymous donor has offered to match all donations, dollar for dollar, received before June 1, 2018, up to $5,000! There couldn’t be a better time to support environmental education, research, and restoration. 

Remember that the Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG giving campaign is Wednesday, May 9, 2018. If you donate to Whidbey Watershed Stewards through GiveBIG, that donation will also be matched by our anonymous donor! 

Your employer may also match your gifts to Whidbey Watershed Stewards. Many companies and organizations match their employees’ giving. Microsoft, Boeing, Costco, Starbucks and Google are among the many companies in our region that generously support local non-profits through their matching gift programs. In most cases, a match from your company will double the amount of your gift. 

Make the most of your employer’s matching, GiveBIG, and our anonymous donor’s matching challenge before June 1, 2018 for the biggest impact!