CONSERVATION MANITOU acquires additional land between Lake Manitou and Lake Brazeau
Update on Stewardship Fund Capital Campaign
August 4, 2017 (Ivry-sur-le-Lac, Quebec) – CONSERVATION MANITOU is pleased to announce that it has acquired an additional 49 acres of forest between Lake Brazeau and the north-west end of Lake Manitou, for a price of $21,000. This property contains significant wetlands and a section of the historic Laurentian ski trail connecting Lake Manitou and Cornu Lake. The land is adjacent to the 49 acres of steep ridge land donated by Jennifer, John and Dinah Patton last December, bringing total conservation lands held in this area to 98 acres.
“The Patton family is well-known for helping to preserve the natural environment, and we thank Jennifer, John and Dinah for their generous land donations, as well as Rosemary for accepting to sell us her ecologically sensitive backlands.” comments Stephen Takacsy, Chair of CONSERVATION MANITOU. “We are also grateful to Echo Foundation for their contribution towards the purchase price of this property.”
As previously announced, CONSERVATION MANITOU launched a capital campaign to raise a minimum of $400,000 and create a Stewardship Fund to support the ongoing costs of its conservation lands. To date over $200,000 has been pledged by both current and new members. Donors are encouraged to donate before August 31, in order to qualify for the giveaway of a custom Manitou stand-up paddleboard.
CONSERVATION MANITOU is a registered charity and qualified recipient of Environment Canada’s Ecological Gifts Program. Its mission is to preserve and protect the ecosystem and natural environment of Lake Manitou and its surroundings, by acquiring land and conservation easements, either donated or purchased, and providing stewardship in perpetuity. It currently own 655 acres of conservation lands with over 2 kilometers of shoreline on Lake Manitou, Horseshoe Lake, and Atwater Lake. CONSERVATION MANITOU is one of the leading organizations dedicated to the preservation of natural areas in the Laurentians.
To donate please make your cheque payable to CONSERVATION MANITOU and mail to: 1800 McGill College Avenue, suite 2102, Montreal, Quebec H3A 3J6
BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Kim Holden – Joseph Graham – Arnaud Holleville – David McAusland – Michael Prupas – Matt Stotland – Stephen Takacsy
Registered Charity No.: 831460936RR0001