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Innovative Funding for Conservation across Puget Sound

March 4 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm PST

Webinar #2, Thursday, March 4, 12:30 – 2:00 pm.

Across Puget Sound, many organizations are exploring new ways to protect, restore and enhance the vitality of Puget Sound. How can existing funding mechanisms be adapted or expanded to support implementation of shared conservation priorities? At the same time, where are the new sources of funding for conservation and restoration that can accelerate both the pace and scale of projects that enhance conservation outcomes as they deliver multiple benefits to the public?

We invite you to join the Emerald Alliance and partners across Puget Sound, in a webinar to learn more about the innovative funding and partnerships mechanisms that organizations are using to invest in projects that address forest health, salmon recovery, agriculture protection, urban forestry and open space and natural infrastructure enhancements. This is the second in a series of discussions to strategically bring together partners across Puget Sound including local leaders, project developers, land and resource managers and NGOs to identify opportunities to leverage innovative tools and our collective efforts to advance conservation goals and outcomes.

The purpose of these online convenings is to:

  • Share updates, progress and new plans for innovative funding strategies across Puget Sound;
  • Foster a network of organizations interested in developing and testing innovative funding tools;
  • Consider the connection and alignments necessary to attract prospective private, philanthropic, corporate and federal infrastructure funds to invest in shared priorities across Puget Sound.

This second webinar will feature:

  • The work of City Forest Credits, a national nonprofit organization that manages carbon protocols and impact standards for urban forest projects in metropolitan areas in the U.S. Their work is focused on efforts to accelerate access to funding to plant and protect urban trees for our communities. In addition, they offer two pathways for companies to contribute to local climate action and enrich our communities. Companies can purchase verified carbon offsets from urban forest projects, or through Impact Certification, invest in certified planting projects with demonstrated health, equity, and environmental impacts.
  • City Forest Credits working in partnership with the Pierce Conservation District to fund the restoration of some 4,783 acres identified in public ownership focused on restoring key riparian corridors by removing invasive species and planting trees and shrubs to sustain healthy ecosystems and provide recreational opportunities for people.

We are intentionally aiming to keep the number of participants to 40 in order to allow for more in-depth exploration of the mechanics of this partnership.

Register in advance for this meeting:  Mar 4, 2021, 12:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) 

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcvc-Cpqj0jGNW1IA9Ui-XApFEu7bosdSgv

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

For additional information, please direct inquiries to Tracy Stanton, Emerald Alliance, .

*This series, Innovative Funding for Conservation across Puget Sound, is made possible by a grant from The Boeing Corporation and support from the Bullitt Foundation and the US Endowment for Forestry and Communities. 

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March 4
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12:30 pm - 2:00 pm PST
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