Help us “FundAGoat” in Marin! We’re working to raise $100,000 to bring goats to Marin communities for wildfire hazard reduction. To Donate: Text “Goat” to 77453 or visit www.ifundahero.com/donations/firesafe-marin. Your donation is tax deductible, and if you donate $100 or more, you’ll get to name a goat!
Grazing is a natural, economical, and sustainable solution to reducing vegetation fuel and wildfire hazards in Marin. In 2018 Fire Safe Marin helped bring 800 goats and sheep to central Marin where they grazed more than 340 acres of high-risk grass woodlands, clearing 1-2 acres a day of vegetation, including non-native, invasive plants. This approach proved cost effective and gentle on the land, reducing the fuels for fire, restoring native grasslands where firefighters can more easily control fires, limiting greenhouse gas emissions, and creating pastoral fuel breaks in the open spaces between communities. In 2019, with your help, we plan to expand this valuable project to 1200+ goats and nearly 500 acres!
If we are able to reach our fundraising goals, Fire Safe Marin will introduce and graze goats in more Marin communities, from Sausalito to Novato and West Marin, in our ongoing effort to reduce wildfire fuels. We’re working with public and private landowners and Marin’s growing network of recognized Firewise USA neighborhoods to identify locations where grazing will be most effective and provide the most protection for the greatest number of neighborhoods.
Fund-A-Goat with a tax deductible donation!
Your tax deductible donation will help us reach our goal of $100,000 towards goat grazing projects in 2019! Project locations will be selected based on risks and priority areas identified in the 2017 Marin County Community Wildfire Protection Plan.
- Make a donation of $50 or more and receive an invitation or a GUIDED VISIT TO THE GOATS. Learn how they are helping to make Marin safer during wildfire season and see the incredible animals, and their canine guardians, at work.
- Make a donation of $100 or more and NAME A GOAT (and get a guided vist to meet the goats)! Petunia? Tam? Ember? Hero? The choices are endless! You’ll be invited to meet the goats and photos of the named goats will appear with your donation on Fire Safe Marin’s website. Please include your Goat’s name in the donation form’s comments. We’ll send a numbered photo of your goat in early summer.
Optional: Donate by Check
Donations can also be made by check and mailed to:
Fire Safe Marin
PO Box 2831
San Anselmo, CA 94979
Getting prepared in advance of fire season is crucial. Together, we can make Marin a safer and more fire-resistant place to live and work this wildfire season. Please make a donation today.
Fire Safe Marin is a 501(c)3 organization and donations are tax deductible. Our Federal Tax ID is #68-0375763