October 2009 Watershed Highlight of the Month
Congratulations to the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation for their 25 years of success in helping restore and protect our nation’s natural resources
Congratulations to the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation for their 25 years of success in helping restore and protect our nation’s natural resources. Now celebrating its 25th Anniversary, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, created in 1984 by Congress, is a conservation leader that has awarded 10,800 grants to more than 3700 organizations while leveraging $635 million into $1.5 billion for conservation.
The history of the Foundation contains many proud chapters and stories of working on oceans and estuaries, climate change adaptation, imperiled species, working landscapes, sustainable fisheries, and water for wildlife and people. With conservation of imperiled species at the core of our work, partnerships with public, private, and corporate entities lay the foundation for signature programs such as Partners in Flight, an international program of migratory bird conservation, Bring Back the Natives, the nation’s first habitat based fisheries protection program, Wildlife Links, a program aimed at making golf courses part of the conservation landscape, The Nature Restoration Trust, a community-based program engaging young people in hands-on habitat restoration, and the Sea Turtle Conservation Fund, a program paying huge dividends for sea turtles in the Western Hemisphere.
Building on its history of successes, the Foundation looks forward to gathering the right partners, instituting pioneering models, and engineering innovative solutions to meet the enormous challenges that lie ahead and discerning a path for human and wild life to share the nation’s limited and precious natural resources.
Get to know the Foundation by visiting their website or visit them at their Western Partnership Field Office in San Francisco at 90 New Montgomery Street, Suite 720. Phone ahead for an appointment at (415) 778-0999.