NL Conservation Fund – Letters of Support Requested

Dear ENGOs and Environmental Allies,
Kathy Unger at CPAWS has been working towards a very exciting prospect for all of us, and we need everybody’s support to make it happen. Specifically, Kathy is asking for a letter of support from all ENGOs working in the province to further her work on establishing a NL Conservation Fund via conservation license plates.
Your letter of support can be quite simple, stating such things as your organization supports this initiative, that you would be grateful beneficiary of this fund, and you look forward to seeing conservation efforts in the province grow as a result. Be sure to have your letter of support on your organization’s letterhead and email it to Kathy directly (kunger@cpaws.org).
For further details, please read her email below as well as NL Conservation Fund Fact Sheet found here.
You may contact her directly with any further questions you may have.
Regards,
Trina Porter

On behalf of NLEN

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Hello,

I am writing you because you represent an environmental organization listed by the Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Network, or we have spoken directly, and I believe you would be interested in being a part of an opportunity to establish NL’s first Conservation Fund to support environmental initiatives in our province.In an attachment in this email, (here: NL Conservation Fund Fact Sheet) you will find a fact sheet with information about why I am working towards the establishment of a provincial Conservation Fund and how we can get there using a Conservation Plates program.

I believe you will agree that environmental programs enhance and strengthen the cultural, social and economic protection and appreciation of our province’s natural resources. These programs deliver crucial services and opportunities to ensure the long-term, well-being of our iconic species and wilderness across our province for future generations. Without reliable provincial or other region-specific funding, environmental initiatives in Newfoundland and Labrador are under-supported.  Consequently, local ENGO groups may never see capacity growth, may never realize crucial projects, or may face dissolution. Conservation License Plates, are an innovative solution for our region. They have been tried, tested, and proven successful in many other regions of North America.

What I am asking from you today is to read the attached information sheet (NL Conservation Fund Fact Sheet), contact me if you have questions, and show your support for this endeavour by providing a written letter of support from your organization, which will be used to approach decision makers and funders to advance this initiative.

Thank you kindly for your time and attention.

Sincerely,

Kathy Unger
Conservation Coordinator
Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society – Newfoundland and Labrador Chapter
Address: 360 Topsail Rd. Suite 103, St. John’s, NL, A1E 2B6
Tel: (709) 726-5800
E-mail: kunger@cpaws.org
Website: www.cpawsnl.org

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