By Steve Robinson
What is the best conservation success story you heard in 2019? Whether it was overcoming a challenge or creating something that was deeply and truly needed, chances are it’s a tale where a group came together to accomplish something bigger than themselves. These collective efforts are the backbone of passionate work, and we need your help to join in and draft the best story yet.
With important aspirations in our sight, the National Conservation Foundation (NCF) launched on October 1, 2019, the NCF Fall Campaign, “Investing in Tomorrow.” In the coming weeks, we will share with you the visions that we have for delivering conservation solutions through partnerships and projects and developing the next generation of conservation leaders. Join us to see the impacts possible and the opportunities that await. We cannot do it alone.
The future of conservation requires skilled leaders who can understand and manage the complex challenges we face as land stewards and conservationists. We have both an obligation and opportunity to enable the next generation to be informed leaders, people who are equipped with the knowledge and skills to manage our natural resources with the future in mind. This work is both meaningful and essential, and your support will make it possible.
As Chair of the Board of Trustees for the National Conservation Foundation, I am eager to tell you more about the vision we have and to invite you to be active supporters of this important work. As the NCF Fall Campaign progresses, you will learn more about two of our most successful and growing programs, the NCF-Envirothon international high school competition and the NCF’s Next Generation Leadership Institute. Both programs are an investment in the future leaders of the conservation movement, starting with youth and expanding to focus on conservation district officials.
These are the individuals who will carry on your conservation passion for tomorrow, and we welcome you to invest in them today and be part of a successful story for our nation.