Newsletter #12 – 2024

TCA Insider

Dear TCA Supporters, 

Our team has been hard at work with the Winter Member Directed grant cycle, upcoming events (like the D.C. Fly-In) and the launch of our upcoming Mobilizing for Monuments Road Trip Film. The film, which will premiere this spring, documents a five day road trip our team took with Rivian, Flickr, and Nuestra Tierra Conservation Project to share the unforgettable landscapes, community voices, and economic impact of national monuments throughout the west. If you haven’t already seen it, the teaser is here. Stay tuned for more information on the official launch. 

In addition to the film launch, TCA will be in California, April 16-17, for the Advocate Outdoors Chuckwalla Event, a two-day campout at Chuckwalla National Monument to explore the beauty of the California desert, while learning more about the landscape, and advocating for its much-needed protection. We’ll also be hosting our annual D.C. Fly-In May 13-15, and because this year is a presidential election cycle, our work on the hill is more important than ever. 

Please read on for more information about the Advocate Outdoors Chuckwalla Event, D.C. Fly-In and more exciting updates on our team.

Joe Craig
Interim Executive Director
The Conservation Alliance

TCA Out in the Wild

TCA is hitting the road this spring, and you are invited to join! 

  • 4/11: Backyard Collective in the Bay Area
  • 4/16-4/17, Advocate Outdoors at Chuckwalla: The Conservation Alliance is excited to invite you to a transformative two-day campout at the proposed Chuckwalla National Monument. For more information and to RSVP click here
  • 4/18: Backyard Collective in Ventura
  • 6/1: Backyard Collective in Portland

DC Fly-In

Register Today for the D.C. Fly-In

It’s that time of the year again! TCA is headed to D.C. May 13-15 for our annual fly-in event. We’re looking forward to bringing our members to Washington to lobby on some of our most pressing policy goals in land and water conservation. Because this year is a presidential election cycle, it is more important than ever to make sure our voices and priorities are heard. For more information, you can find a recap of last year’s fly-in here or email Rebecca Gillis.

Winter Grant Cycle: Member Voting Open Through March 6

There’s one week left to vote on what conservation projects you would like TCA to fund in 2024. And on top of that, your vote will enter you to win a free gear package! Here’s what you need to know: 

  • Every employee at a member company can vote
  • Each employee can select their top 10 projects
  • You can win free gear! 
  • Voting ends March 6
  • Grantees will be announced late-March 

For more information on the projects or a link to the ballot site, email Kim Paymaster.

TCA New Members

TCA Welcomes Four New Members

The Conservation Alliance is happy to welcome four new members to its coalition of like-minded businesses advocating for the protection of North America’s cherished land and water! We’re excited to bring the below brands on board, adding their perspectives to our collective voice and supporting our mission to fund and advocate for wild places and outdoor spaces.

Not a member and want to learn how you can get involved? Email Conor McElyea.

TCA Applauds Employee of the Month

Hannah Abuzaineh, Senior Manager of Social Impact and The Explore Fund at The North Face, is our February member company employee of the month! We are so grateful for her work on the Confluence Grant Program Advisory Committee and Mobilizing for Monuments Campaign. Thank you, Hannah! 

“My passion for social impact and environmental justice drew me to this work. I’ve always been inspired by initiatives that lead from a place of humility and earnestness—that address systemic inequities and center the leadership within marginalized communities. The opportunity to contribute to projects like The Confluence Grant Program and Mobilizing for Monuments allows me to align my professional experience with my values meaningfully.” – Hannah Abuzaineh