Monies collected this evening -- through your dinner donations and business sponsorships -- directly support the Council’s Conservation Easement Stewardship Fund.
With the assistance of NYC DEP, The Council will augment this fund over the next 20 years. Our goal is to foster an endowment capable of providing easement stewardship and monitoring oversight in perpetuity. This fund also provides assistance if additional legal counsel is required beyond The Council’s annual budget, Overall, the Conservation Easement Stewardship Fund ensures the longevity of the easement program to meet its land conservation obligations and to remain engaged with landowners and their properties for years to come. Our endowment goal is to raise $30 million by 2034. We look to achieve that goal with your support.
Currently, the fund has nearly $750,000 thanks to the generosity of individuals like you who share our vision for clean drinking water through working landscapes that bolster strong regional economies. NYC DEP shares this vision too, and has pledged its continued commitment to building this endowment over the next two decades.
Join us by making the Conservation Easement Stewardship Fund one of your Top 5 charities in 2014.