We are thrilled to announce the Campbell Boat Match Campaign, a wonderful opportunity for you to double your donation to Reef Check. The Keith Campbell Foundation for the Environment has pledged to match every donation to Reef Check’s California Program through the end of 2011 directed towards the cost of our reef monitoring trips. Boat charters are one of the highest and fastest growing costs of the California Program. Your gift of $150 usually buys two hours of boat time, but with the Campbell Foundation’s match, you are actually supporting four hours of valuable boat time – enough for an entire reef survey!
With California’s new statewide network of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in place, it is vitally important to monitor reef ecosystems as they recover, and natural resource managers rely on Reef Check data to make better management decisions. Reef Check California now surveys 80 reefs along the entire 1000-mile long coast of California, and while we are able to keep our administrative costs at less than 15%, we spend over 45% of our California operational costs on boat charters. We need your help to maintain our presence in the water.
Our goal is to raise all our 2011 boat costs through this fundraising campaign, so please give generously. We aim to raise $40,000 in donations, which will be matched 1:1 by the Campbell Foundation. This is a wonderful opportunity to help improve the health of California’s reefs and ocean.
We are a non-profit organization, so every single dollar donated is tax-deductible. Please help us by donating now online or by sending a check to Reef Check P.O. Box 1057 Pacific Palisades, CA 90272-1057 USA.