Join the 1% for the Planet team and amplify your impact. This year, 1% for the Planet is highlighting three New England partnerships that are collaborating for greatest impact possible; The Staying Connected Initiative, The Bay Circuit Trail, and The Penobscot River Restoration Trust.
The nonprofit partners that make up the partnership believe that it is possible to accomplish more together than alone and have a proven record of success to date in doing so.
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An international collaboration, the Staying Connected Initiative (SCI) seeks to conserve, restore, and enhance landscape connectivity across the Northern Appalachian/Acadian region of the U.S. and Canada for the benefit of nature and people. Sustaining connectivity safeguards native wildlife and plants from the impacts of habitat fragmentation and climate change, and supports human activities and values that are tied to the forested landscape. SCI unites its U.S. and Canadian partners to focus the tools of conservation science, land protection, community outreach, land use planning, transportation and policy to meet its mission. Check out the Staying Connected Initiative website for updates.
The Bay Circuit Trail is a permanent public recreational trail and greenway, linking parks and open spaces in fifty-seven Boston area communities, 200 miles from Plum Island and Ipswich to the Duxbury/Kingston shore. Bay Circuit Trail consists of six regional, four statewide, and more than 30 local member organizations plus many interested individuals. BCA helps local communities establish their portion of the Bay Circuit Trail through planning and technical assistance route identification, land protection issues, and trail management and construction. The Bay Circuit Trail has been successful is opening 180 miles of the 200 mile recreational trail to the public but needs your assistance to complete the trail and maintain it for years to come. Check out the Bay Circuit Trail site for updates.
Removal of the Great Works Dam on the Penobscot River in 2012 marked a major milestone in the historic Penobscot River Restoration Project, opening up a stretch of the river for fish, wildlife and people for the first time in nearly 200 years. The Penobscot Trust and partners in the unprecedented public-private collaboration have raised $60 million to date. In order to complete restoration, an additional $3 million must be raised. Funds will be directed to the removal of the Veazie Dam and the implementation of an innovative bypass channel around the Howland Dam over the next two years. By targeting restoration efforts on the Penobscot, we are not just saving a river we are empowering a watershed. Follow them on Facebook for updates.
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All funds raised by the 1% for the Planet team will be split evenly among the Staying Connected Initiative, The Bay Circuit Trail, the Penobscot River Restoration and 1% for the Planet.