Sound Summit 2023!

Setting Our Sights on a Bright Future and Looking for Some Visionary Friends

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Setting Our Sights on a Bright Future and Looking for Some Visionary Friends

Resonant Experiences, Resonant Outcomes

Roots & Branches Conservancy is a San Francisco Bay Area-based nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation of natural resources, both physical and cultural. Wherever possible, we aim to create intersections between the environment, education, and the arts to their mutual benefit.

Via Sound Summit, our annual music festival high atop Mount Tam, we've been able to donate $250,000 to Mount Tamalpais State Park to date, a trend we want to continue in the coming year and beyond. This unique and festive event reflects our passion for producing resonant community experiences and making meaningful contributions to worthy beneficiaries.

Just this year, we allocated $50,000 to the restoration of the recently reopened Steep Ravine Trail, one of the most beloved and well-traveled on the mountain, which had been closed to the public for over six months due to unsafe conditions. Our grants paid for the replacement of all deckings and railings on nine key bridges, as well as supported the replacement of a tenth failed bridge. It’s rewarding to see funds we’ve been able to contribute through our work and your support go to projects that have direct positive impact on the public’s access to and enjoyment of the mountain’s wealth of resources.

Staging Sound Summit in this stellar location involves several moving parts and continues to be subject to rising costs across the board – performers, production, transportation, staff, insurance, security, and more. In short, maintaining the level of talent and quality of experience we’ve enjoyed thus far is requiring greater resources than ever before, a sign of the times.

Accordingly, the role of our community is more vital than ever and we need your help. Even a $25 contribution to Roots & Branches Conservancy from each of you would make a significant difference in our efforts to produce this unique event and in turn realize its goals. And, needless to say, more is welcome if you are able and so inclined.

We believe that good deed doing can be as creative as it is productive. If you've enjoyed Sound Summit in years past and share our vision, we ask that you consider making a tax-deductible year-end contribution to help provide us with firm footing for another ascent up Mount Tam and a nourishing day of music and community. Thanks for your support!