Nestucca Valley Community Alliance (NVCA) is pleased to announce that we have received our non-profit status from the IRS. We are officially a 501(c)3 organization. With this status, gifts from many donors will be become tax deductible as a charitable contribution and will help NVCA raise funds to achieve our objectives.
NVCA’s primary goals are to promote, recreational, educational and cultural venues in South County. In this regard, we are partnering with Tillamook Light Wave (TLW) to convert a portion of the property at the Cable Landing Station, 33395 Cape Kiwanda Drive, to a Community Park, that park will include a small skate park, children and adult playground equipment, a picnic area and eventually an interpretive center. NVCA is currently in the process of negotiating a lease for the property with TLW.
Educational outreach is a priority for the NVCA. We are partnering with the Nestucca Valley School District and the Neskowin Valley School to enhance and expand science programs in their curricula. The NVCA is also exploring avenues for increasing science awareness outside the classroom for all South County residents. We are working with the University of Washington and Oregon State University oceanographers to promote access to the revolutionary science of the Ocean Observatories Initiative whose cabled network of the next generation undersea sensors is based in Pacific CIty.
With the 501(c)3 status, NVCA will be planning a number of fund raising events in 2013. We hope the community will support our efforts. Please visit our website at http://www.nestucca.org or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to contribute or volunteer your time and skills to the park or to our educational goals.