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All donations to the National Adaption Forum go to support the following costs and activities:
1. Travel Offset Donation Opportunity: This year’s beneficiary is the Mississippi Park Connection, an area nonprofit, collaborating with the City of Saint Paul Forestry Program and the Science Museum of Minnesota for a pre-forum gravel bed nursery-raised tree planting and reclaimed water adaptation project. Forum participants can volunteer for this event and also donate funds to cover the $5,000 still needed to make this project a reality. ($5.00 per person at 1000 guests would met this goal – please donate whatever amount you can).
2. Travel Support Scholarships: To ensure community leaders from all sectors are able to attend and learn from fellow practitioners and community members, the Equity Working Group have set the goal of providing 30% of our attendees with travel scholarships. Unfortunately many stakeholders and adaptation partners are not able to attend due to lack of travel funding especially underserved communities of color and at- risk underrepresented communities. Without travel support, these partners who are compellingly committed to creating healthier, more resilient and sustainable communities would not be able to attend.
3. Support for On-Site Volunteers: The help of volunteers is instrumental for the success of the Forum. It is also an unique opportunity for students and early career professionals to meet leading climate change adaptation practitioners in the field.