The Conservation Alliance sent checks totaling $450,000 to 17 organizations working to protect wild places throughout North America. The donations marked the Alliances final funding disbursal for 2008, and bring the years total to $900,000. This round brings total giving to $7 million since the organizations founding in 1989.
Recipients were chosen by a vote of the groups 160 member companies. Among them were the Alaska Wilderness League in Washington, DC which received $35,000; The California Wilderness Coalition in Oakland, Ca. receiving $30,000; and Northeast Wilderness Trust in Boston, Mass. also receiving $30,000.
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.