Seattle, Wash. (July 19, 2011) — The Conservation Alliance will hold our fourth Backyard Collective of 2011, on Friday, July 22nd in Seattle. In partnership with Cascade Land Conservancy, The Conservation Alliance and employees from member companies Outdoor Research, Nikwax, Brooks, Filson, Cascade Designs, Stanley, a brand of PMI, and Clif Bar will come together for day of stewardship and restoration in Seattle’s Westcrest Park.

“Westcrest Park is an urban, outdoor getaway offering incredible vistas, walking paths, hiking trails and open spaces,” said Deanna Lloyd, Conservation Alliance Outreach Associate. “As an organization that strives to protect and preserve the areas in which we recreate, The Conservation Alliance is excited to be working with Cascade Land Conservancy to help maintain Westcrest Park as a premier outdoor destination for the residents in the Seattle area.”

The Seattle Backyard Collective will take place on July 22nd with a volunteer restoration session from 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. followed by a celebratory BBQ and volunteer fair from 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. The volunteer fair will feature local Conservation Alliance grantees and will highlight additional volunteer opportunities and other ways to make a difference in the Seattle community.

For more information about this event please contact coordinator, Deanna Lloyd at Deanna@conservationalliance.com or 530.344.0100 or 530.919.4534

About the Conservation Alliance:

The Conservation Alliance is an organization of outdoor businesses whose collective contributions support grassroots environmental organizations and their efforts to protect wild places where outdoor enthusiasts recreate. Alliance funds have played a key role in protecting rivers, trails, wildlands and climbing areas.

Membership in the Alliance is open to companies representing all aspects of the outdoor industry, including manufacturers, retailers, publishers, mills and sales representatives. The result is a diverse group of businesses whose livelihood depends on protecting our natural environment.

Since its inception in 1989, the Alliance has contributed more than $9.3 million to grassroots environmental groups. Alliance funding has helped save over 50.5 million acres of wildlands; 28 dams have either been stopped or removed; and the group helped preserve access to more than 18,500 miles of waterways and several climbing areas.

For complete information on the Conservation Alliance, see www.conservationalliance.com.

 

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