We wanted to highlight some of our recent project and program supporters in our print and email publications over the next months, so here are some words from the Creston Kootenay Foundation on why they feel it is important to support the CVWMA...
Submitted by Signe Miller, Creston Kootenay Foundation
The mission of the Creston Kootenay Foundation (CKF), founded in 2004, in part, is to encourage the increased flow of resources to community needs.
One of its primary goals is to preserve and protect our environment. To this end, one of the foundation’s roles is to provide leadership on issues of broad concern to area residents. The Creston Valley Management Area is a valued entity in this valley, providing education, tourism and recreation for all ages.
To protect this resource for the future, education is the key. The foundation is pleased to have granted funds totalling $2200 over the last few years, toward the Junior Naturalists program, getting children out into the marsh to develop a lifelong love of nature.
CKF is excited to support yet another community group who contribute to the quality of life in Creston and area. Any non-profit organization is invited to apply for CKF grant monies, generated from the investment of donations. A community foundation allows donors to see the benefits of their gifts used locally.
To find out more about donating, or to apply for grants, please visit the CKF website: www.ckfoundation.com