Advisors for The Bridges Foundation
Matt Benjamin, MBA, CLU, Northwestern Mutual, Salem, Oregon
Ben C. Fetherston, Jr., Attorney at Law, Fetherston Edmonds LLP, Salem, Oregon (Non-Profit)
Stephen L. Tabor, Attorney at Law, P.C., Sublimity, Oregon (Real Estate)
Annette K. Hatley, CPA, PC, Keizer, Oregon
Banner Caption: Mural (located at 39 S. Holladay Drive; North wall of Holladay Drug store) depicting Clatsop-Nehalem Confederated tribal life prior to arrival of Euro-American settlers, Seaside, OR.
Artist: Roger Cooke
Mural photo credit: Alissia Conrad
In 2005 The Bridges Foundation provided $35,000 to North Coast Land Conservancy to assist with building the Gateway to Discovery historic center at Neawanna Point located on the Necanicum Estuary. The project included the collaborative involvement of the Clatsop-Nehalem Confederated Tribe by providing educational signs delineating flora and fauna prized for food, clothing, homestead wares and housing.
As priorities changed, $10,000 was allocated to the Clatsop-Nehalem Confederated Tribe to paint the historic mural which is displayed in a prominent intersection within Seaside. The remaining funds assisted North Coast Land Conservancy to advocate and promote land conservation through permanent easements.
Since 1991, when it began by conserving 15 acres, the North Coast Land Conservancy now owns or holds conservation easements on more than 4,500 acres in 54 properties. Their geographic range spans from the Columbia River south to Lincoln City and east to the peaks of the Coast Range. Their aim is to protect and conserve the native habitats and beauty of the Oregon North Coast.