Members will be invited to our annual appreciation event
in March 2013
This year we will feature a BBQ at
Carpinteria State Beach, plus a geology walk with Dr.
Tanya Atwater and a tour of the Carpinteria Salt March with
Each membership entitles you to:
One CIR organic-cotton T-Shirt(island
fox, Coreopsis, heron, or island)
Fox shirt colors: green goldenrod or gray
Donate through our web page:
Donate by check payable to: Channel Islands
550 Maple Street Unit F
Carpinteria, CA 93013
Seventy Eight Youth Trips Teaching Conservation Principles
and Restoring Habitat Since 2004.
has taken 2,055 young people to Santa Cruz and Anacapa Islands
sine 2004, and these kids came from mostly low-income school
districts. CIR works
hard to enable these kids to visit the Channel Islands, learn
about conservation and ocean pollution and volunteer on
important restoration projects.
raised the money to pay for the boat, bus, pre-trip classroom
education and the staff to organize and lead the trips for the
vast majority of these schools.
Your CIR membership will help fund our program next year,
just as government grants disappear!
Government Funding Scarce!
Our robust school program for the last few years was funded
chiefly by state and federal grants, but government funding for
this type of school trip has become scares!
CIR will continue to teach kids about conservation and
ocean pollution, while providing once in a lifetime visits to
the Channel Islands, but we need your help to support these
Private Sector and Membership Support.
will be turning to our membership, supporters and to our local
business community to fund the school program in the coming
Our spring school trips
will happen in just a few months, but we do not have any funding
for them yet.
can help support this program by joining CIR with a
Please join CIR and help us restore critical habitat and educate
hundreds of school children and adults every year about
conservation and the value of California’s native habitat.
Please remember that CIR must raise a great deal of our
funding from individuals to keep operating.
That is why we ask for contributions, and we hope that
people who support our work will also support us financially.
Please read on to learn how
you can support CIR with a year-end, tax-deductible membership.
membership helps us plant a native and educate a
Top: 4th graders from Ventura schools pose with CIR staff on
Left: Volunteers plant natives at Carpinteria State Beach.
Right: CIR expenses in 2012.
Eighty-two percent of our budget goes directly to support
our restoration and educational programs, but we must raise the
individual donors to pay for many of those programs and to cover
other necessary costs.