Thanks to you, our generous and unwavering supporters, when we asked you to help us meet our 20th-anniversary $20,000 matching gift challenge, you came through with…$25,370! From the bottom of our Swan-loving hearts, a sincere and eternal thank you for caring so much about this rare and magical place. Our work in 2018 will now have an even greater impact thanks to your incredible generosity.
We invite you to join us in celebrating 20 years of conservation, education, and collaboration in the Swan Valley.
Twenty years ago, a Swan Valley couple and a few friends came together with a shared vision to provide college students with a meaningful education experience by getting them out of the classroom and into the field. Around the same time, another group of local conservationists were also working to provide resources to local residents that connected them to the landscape and to each other. In 2016 those organizations, Northwest Connections and Swan Ecosystem Center, joined together to form Swan Valley Connections, believing they would be even more effective if they moved forward together. And, they were correct! Since the merger in January 2016, SVC has become the best of both by providing world-class experiential education to college students, assisting with wildlife conflict prevention, restoring wildlife and native fish habitat and wetlands, and serving as a model for both conservation education and work on the ground in areas far beyond the Swan.
As we celebrate the past and honor the founders of our parent organizations, we also look toward the future, and building on the foundation provided for another 20 years of conservation leadership.
To mark this significant milestone, a longtime donor has made us a generous offer: a gift of $20,000 if we can raise an equal amount from supporters like you. Please join us in rising up to the challenge together!
Swan Valley Connections is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.