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2015 Adopt An Acre
Adopt An Acre

Adopt An Acre of Quinte Conservation land for $20 and help preserve and protect natural heritage lands. You can adopt an acre for yourself, in memory of a loved one or as a gift.  You will receive a certificate and a tax receipt. If you adopt 2 acres you will receive a plush chipmunk.

Quinte Conservation’s popular Adopt an Acre program will help support improvements at four local Conservation Areas this year. Communications Manager Jennifer May-Anderson says, “The money raised with Adopt An Acre will help us to put up interpretive signage at Massassauga Point, Potter's Creek, Vanderwater and Depot Lakes Conservation Areas.  We want to share important information about the natural heritage of these valuable local green and wilderness spaces including trail maps and information about invasive species.”

May-Anderson adds, “Each year we offer local residents the opportunity to symbolically ‘adopt’ an acre of conservation land to help protect and preserve local green spaces. For $20 donors receive a tax receipt and an adoption certificate in the name of a loved one, friend, teacher or anyone who is interested in supporting a local environmental cause. People can adopt their acre by visiting or calling the Quinte Conservation office or going online.”

This year, if people adopt two or more acres, they will receive a plush toy chipmunk as a thank you for the donation.

QC plush chipmunk

Quinte Conservation hopes to adopt out 200 acres this year. Last year the program raised just over $3,000.  In the past the program has helped to pay for signage at local conservation areas, habitat enhancement projects and invasive species removal.

Quinte Conservation is a community-based environmental protection agency. It serves 18 municipalities in the watersheds of the Moira, Napanee and Salmon Rivers and Prince Edward County. It provides cost-effective environmental expertise and leadership. Quinte Conservation’s main goal is to create a sustainable ecosystem where people and nature live in harmony.

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