In Step with Mother Nature: Boeing Makes Targeted Investment with $750,000 grant to the Cascade Land Conservancy
SEATTLE, May 05, 2008 -- The Boeing Company's [NYSE: BA] Global Corporate Citizenship function in the Northwest Region has made a targeted investment of $750,000 in a three-year grant to the Cascade Land Conservancy (CLC).
The funds will support the Cascade Agenda, a visionary 100-year regional program launched in May 2005 that focuses on conserving 1.3 million acres of farmlands and working forests and revitalizing towns and cities throughout the region.
Boeing's grant will serve as a catalyst to speed up the implementation of the Cascade Agenda, a plan that links land conservation with the need for a strong economy, livable cities and housing choices.
The CLC announced the award Thursday at the CLC's 13th annual Conservation Awards Breakfast in downtown Seattle in a video presentation starring actress Megan Hunt as Mother Nature.
The Boeing grant-- one of the largest strategically invested with an environmental nonprofit-- will help support the Cascade Agenda in its work with forests, along creeks and streams and in the restoration of forested parks.
"The Cascade Agenda has a proven track record with the CLC," said Mary Armstrong, vice president of Environment, Health and Safety for Boeing. "Boeing is proud to continue its long-standing support of the environment because it helps us maintain the Puget Sound region as an attractive, vibrant and competitive place for our employees to live and work."