Help us fund the new Green Heron motor! We are so close!

November 10, 2016 Update

People responded generously to our request for help in getting a New Motor for the Green Heron.  With the initial grant from San Juan Islands Community Foundation, plus the monies raised at the San Juan County Fair, we are only $2,700 short of our goal.  If you could help us reach our goal, it would be a great help.  Just click on the contribute button at the upper right!

 

August 14, 2016

Help us purchase a much-needed new outboard motor for the Green Heron, our 23′ landing craft oil spill response vessel. 

Recognizing the increased needs of IOSA to keep our spill response equipment dependable and ready to go at a moment’s notice, the San Juan Island Community Foundation has offered a matching grant for a special fund-raising campaign for our motor.  This is in addition to the initial $5,000 grant they gave to IOSA.

Green Heron tows oil containment boom to an attachment point at an oil containment drill in Small Pox Bay on the west side of San Juan Island.
Green Heron tows oil containment boom to an attachment point at an oil containment drill in Small Pox Bay on the west side of San Juan Island.

The new motor will replace the 29-year-old Yamaha 115 hp outboard that is currently on the Green Heron.  This vessel is one of the main work boats of IOSA’s oil spill response boats. The Green Heron is one of the two IOSA vessels that would work together to meet the first 2- and 3-hour oil spill response requirements mandated for San Juan County by the Department of Ecology.

How You Can Help!

Donations made to San Juan Island Community Foundation in IOSA’s name during the San Juan County Fair, August 17 through August 20, 2016, will be generously matched by the Community Foundation at 50 cents on every dollar of the first $1,676 donated.

To be able to buy the motor, the funds needed are $8,917 for the motor and installation.

Please help us raise the funds needed for
the Green Heron’s new motor!

 
In order to be eligible for this matching grant program
Donations MUST be made during the dates of the fair,
August 17-20 (Wed-Sat), 2016.

Also, the donations must be made to
San Juan Island Community Foundation directly:

  • In person at the San Juan Island Community Foundation Fair booth, with a check made payable to SJICF and a note in the memo line stating that it is “for IOSA’s new outboard motor;”
  • A check is mailed, postmarked during the fair dates, to SJICF, noting in the memo line it is for IOSA’s new outboard motor.  Their address is PO Box 1352, Friday Harbor, WA 98250, or;
Attaching an anchor to the oil containment boom.
Responders on the Green Heron attach an anchor to the oil containment boom during a drill at Snug Harbor, San Juan Island.

Please help support our efforts to keep our waters and beaches as clean as possible and help us benefit from this unique matching grant opportunity offered by the San Juan Island Community Foundation.

Most Sincerely,

IOSA Staff and Board of Directors

Responders on the Green Heron attach a tow plate to the tail end of the oil containment boom during a drill.
On the Green Heron, responders attach a tow plate to the tail end of the oil containment boom during a drill.