On September 17, 1988, the Bullitt Foundation, which gives grants for environmental protection and preservation in the Puget Sound region, pledges $1 million to start the Trust for Public Land's Puget Sound Open Space Fund.
The Foundation offered the money to the Trust's Northwest Region to begin its work on the Open Space program that helps protect land around urban areas from development. The Bullitt Foundation gave the money as a challenge grant that required the Trust to raise an additional $2 million for its Open Space Fund.
The Trust intended to use the first two installments of the money to buy Rattlesnake Mountain, near North Bend.
"$1 million Pledged to Open Space Fund," The Seattle Times, September 18, 1988, p. B-2.
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