For 2012, we have modified our fundraising structure. See the full story here: Out of BAIT- looking for THE ONE.
We have chosen the ONE non-profit that will be the beneficiary of the 2012 Bellingham Traverse. The selection criterion was three fold: Mission, Community Involvement, and Fundraising. The final list came down to Conservation Northwest, Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association, Kulshan Community Land Trust, RE Sources (Power Past Coal), Sustainable Connections, Whatcom Independent Mountain Peddlers (WHIMPS), Whatcom Land Trust, Whatcom Parks and Recreation Foundation.
Our panel reviewed the list and rated their effects in the three categories. We are fortunate to have such a strong representation of interests in our efforts of sustainability both locally and regionally.
To cut to the chase: Kulshan Community Land Trust (KCLT) is the chosen ONE for 2012. We know that the board and staff and KCLT will take full advantage of this opportunity to gain exposure for the mission of the organization and the people it serves.
We are excited to make this announcement to the community and encourage people to choose KCLT as one of their personal or professional beneficiaries as well.
As co-founder and executive director of Recreation Northwest, Todd promotes outdoor recreation and brings people together to enjoy, preserve and improve the places where we play.