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The Vital Ground 30th Anniversary Online Celebration Ongoing Today

From The Vital Ground Foundation:

Tonight’s the night! Join us at 5 p.m. MDT (7 p.m. EDT, 6 p.m. CDT, 4 p.m. PDT) as we celebrate 30 years of conservation with a special online event. If you haven’t already, it’s not too late to sign up!

We can’t wait for you to join us this evening. Together with Vital Ground co-founders Doug and Lynne Seus and other supporters like you, we’ll honor three decades of protecting habitat for grizzly bears and other wildlife and look ahead at the vision that will guide our work for decades to come. The event will include:

  • Live video call with Vital Ground staff, Doug and Lynne Seus, and conservation supporters from around the country and globe!
  • Special appearance by Bart the Bear II
  • Exciting news on our latest habitat protection projects
  • One Landscape short film premiere
  • Updates from our online auction and Fund the Cause matching challenge

Speaking of our 30th Anniversary Online Auction, have you had a chance to check it out? From once-in-a-lifetime travel and recreation opportunities to wildlife art to handmade goods, there’s something for everyone and it’s all in support of habitat conservation!

If bidding wars aren’t your thing, one of our auction’s most important features is Fund the Cause, which allows you to directly protect crucial wildlife habitat. PLUS, if our Fund the Cause total reaches $35,000, the Johnson Family Foundation will match it! We still need to raise an additional $24,000, however, so we need your help to meet this goal. Your support of Fund the Cause will carry double impact for grizzlies and all things wild!

Auction bidding will close after the event (at 7 p.m. MDT tonight) but Fund the Cause will stay open through the weekend. So after you sign up for tonight’s celebration via our registration page, be sure to place your bids and help Fund the Cause!

Thank you for 30 years of working for wildlife. We can’t wait to celebrate with you soon!

–The Vital Ground Team