The importance of preserving beautiful, natural spaces—for our personal health and enjoyment and for the long-term health of our communities and planet—is clearer than ever. During this difficult pandemic the Sacramento Valley Conservancy has never been prouder of the work we do. From the many people who were able to de-stress through a visit to Deer Creek Hills to hike, bike, or just enjoy a relaxing day in nature, to the critical work we’re doing preserving vernal pools and family farms, we know that conservation on an even larger scale will be imperative to our region’s future.
Like many non-profits, COVID-19 has forced us to forgo our chances to see you in person or to host group outings. To keep everyone connected to nature, we’ve teamed up with the talented KJ2 Productions team to capture some of the valley’s most treasured places to create an educational film series. These short films will highlight the wildlife, food, farmers, recreation and horizons that are unique to our beautiful and bountiful Sacramento Valley, and we hope they will be an important teaching and educational tool for children and adults alike. These films will be available for free access online and live on in perpetuity and posted on social media, SVC’s website, YouTube, as well as available for sponsors to share.
This year please consider sponsoring our short educational films in lieu of our in-person fundraising events. We count on the funds to support our ongoing conservation projects. We hope you will consider a film sponsorship to ensure the Sacramento Valley Conservancy can continue our important work to safeguard our region’s unique natural environment.
Your film sponsorship will provide vital support to SVC’s mission and help bring environmental education into thousands of homes. Each of the films will showcase a different protected property and provide a unique connection to the land. Please consider showing your support for local farms, hiking trails, and wildlife habitat by sponsoring the film that means the most to you.
To be included in one of the film’s credits, sponsorship commitments will need to be received by March 31.
For additional information or assistance, please contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org or 916 731-8798.
Film 1: Fresh, Locally-Grown Food and a Legacy of Family Farming at Elkhorn Basin Ranch
The first film will welcome viewers to Elkhorn Basin Ranch. Just across the river from the Sacramento International Airport, the Yeung and Garcia families are growing produce for local markets and global food suppliers like Campbell’s and Mariani. Honoring the heritage of farming, these third generation farmers are up before the sun and still working after it sets in the evening. Learn more about what it means to feed the community, work side-by-side with your parents, siblings and children… and measure your day in acres rather than hours.
Film 2: Healthy Environment, Healthy People — Explore Sacramento’s Largest Oak Woodland Preserve
The second film will highlight Deer Creek Hills Preserve, 4,600 acres of permanently protected open space in East Sacramento County where people, nature and agriculture strike a symbiotic balance. Visitors come to hike, ride, run, walk, or simply find a quiet place to breathe fresh air and connect to their wild roots. Access to nature is vital to mental and physical wellness. Learn how smart planning can ensure health of our region through green belts, trails and parks close to home.
*expected to release in April-May
Film 3: Unique Wildlife Habitat at the Sacramento Prairie Vernal Pool Preserve
The third film will introduce viewers to the Sacramento Prairie Vernal Pool Preserve. This region in southeast Sacramento County encompasses more than a thousand acres of connected and permanently protected seasonal wetlands that are home to rare and unique wildlife. Vernal pool expert, Carol Witham, shares biological information about this special habitat. Viewers will also learn how cattle help with rangeland management, and meet Ben Nunez, an SVC partner who grazes his cattle on this Preserve.
*expected to release in Summer