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Advisory Board
Clark DeLong - Co-Owner, Delmarva Native Plants
Krysta Hougen - Environmental Communications Specialist, NOAA
Nicholas Nidzieko - Assistant Professor/Coastal Physical Oceanographer, UC Santa Barbara
Jonathan Pisha - Attorney, Shapiro Lifschitz & Schram 
William Ryall - Environmental Engineer, ShoreRivers
Alyson Santoro - Associate Professor/Microbial Oceanographer, UC Santa Barbara

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Privacy Policy
Silvan will not voluntarily share any of your information with any 3rd party other than those specified below.  Silvan will not increase communication to any donor based on their giving history.  Silvan will not knowinlgy contribute to any dataset that may lead to increased 3rd party communications.

Terms of Service
The content on this Site is not intended to provide investment, accounting, tax or legal advice.  Anything published here should be considered to be in the public domain. In order to use the payment functionality of Silvan's invesetment application, you must open a "Dwolla Platform" account provided by Dwolla, Inc. and you must accept the Dwolla Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Any funds held in or transferred through the Dwolla Account are held or transferred by Dwolla’s financial institution partners as described in the Dwolla Terms of Service. You authorize Silvan to collect and share with Dwolla your personal information including full name, [date of birth, social security number, physical address,] email address and financial information, and you are responsible for the accuracy and completeness of that data. You understand that you will access and manage your Dwolla account through Silvan's application, and Dwolla account notifications will be sent by Silvan, not Dwolla. 

Photography Award Rules
1. No Silvan employee or affiliate can win the Award.
2. Silvan can delete any photo for any reason.  
3. All photo copyrights remain with the creator.
4. Silvan may use credited winning photos in our marketing.
5. Silvan will contact the monthly winner at the email provided to arrange payment.
6. No image can win more than once.
7. Please don't harm nature for any photograph.


What is the Silvan Foundation?

Silvan is an environmental nonprofit which permanently preserves land: there is no commercial use of the land we preserve.  

What does Silvan do?

Silvan buys land, and we accept land donations. Then we permanently preserve that land: no new roads,

buildings, logging, mining, agriculture, dams, extraction or resale.  Put simply, we own land and leave it to nature.

Why Silvan?

Silvan is a preservation organization. Unlike many conservation organizations, we preserve land entirely and permanently, rather than partially and temporarily.​  Conservation and political organizations often have changes in priorities, Silvan doesn't.  

Why land preservation?

We believe that some part of the planet needs to be preserved from human impact if all its species are to have a long term future.  

What are Silvan's principles?

Preservation: Protecting land permanently.

Science: Peer reviewed research is our best source of information.

Integrity: No greenwashing, no deceptive tactics, no unsupported claims.

Unity: We're all in this together - one climate, one ocean, one irreplaceable planet.

How are donations to Silvan spent?

Donations to Silvan are spent primarily on land.  To date, Silvan has permanently preserved 162 acres in California and Florida.

What is impact investing?

Pioneered by Calvert Impact Capital, impact investing is an investment strategy that aims to generate specific beneficial social or environmental effects in addition to financial gains. 

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