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Quinte Conservation's Rain Barrel Sale Raises almost $2000

Rain BarrelsQuinte Conservation launched its first annual rain barrel sale on April 22nd to support Earth Day 2016. The organization raised $1758 for the Adopt An Acre program. Quinte Conservation sold 161 rain barrels and 74 rain barrel accessories. Quinte Conservation Communications Manager, Jennifer May-Anderson says, “We are ecstatic about the success of our first annual rain barrel sale. We raised enough funds to support upcoming projects in 2017 at local conservation areas. We are extremely grateful to all who supported our sale as this organization relies heavily on support from our community.”

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.”

Belleville Toyota contributed to the cause by donating $250. The car dealership adopted an acre for each person who test drove a new Prius during the month of April.

Quinte Conservation encourages people to participate in the upcoming annual rain barrel sales which will take place every spring. The organization hopes to adopt out 250 acres of land this year. Last year the program raised close to $5000.

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.

For more information:
Jennifer May-Anderson
Jennifer May-Anderson
Communications Manager
(613) 968-3434 ext. 125
(613) 354-3312 ext. 125

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