A $45,000 grant from the Conservation Alliance to the North Coast Land Conservancy will hep protect a proposed natural area adjacent to Oswald West State Park. The proposed Rainforest Reserve is part of a 3,500-acre summit-to-sea corridor originally envisioned by Oregon’s first state parks superintendent, Samuel Boardman, nearly a century ago.
North Coast Land Conservancy is one of 20 organizations from throughout the country to share $850,000 in support this spring from the Conservation Alliance, a Bend-based group representing more than 200 outdoor businesses nationwide. The alliance’s collective contributions support grassroots environmental organizations and their efforts to protect wild places where outdoor enthusiasts recreate. Each member business plays a role in determining which organizations receive funding. The conservancy was nominated by Manzanita-based photographer and alliance member Justin Bailie.