A New Nature Reserve!
TBFN is buying a new nature reserve, and we need your help to close the deal on July 12, 2017. The Superior Islands Reserve will protect eight separate land parcels on five islands in the heart of the National Marine Conservation Area. (See map below.) Several of the properties are near our existing Bowman and Paradise Island Reserves.
The properties protect more than four kilometers of undeveloped Lake Superior shoreline. While the parcels are relatively small, they are surrounded by Crown Land. By acquiring some of the few parcels of patent land on an island, TBFN can protect the entire island from development. The properties are all remote and undisturbed, with no developments or roads, and no recent logging or mining activity. The Nature Conservancy of Canada has rated these properties as high priority for protection.
To donate towards this purchase, please send your cheque, payable to TBFN, to:
TBFN, Box 10037, Thunder Bay, Ontario, P7B 6T6
Mark "Superior Islands Nature Reserve" on your cheque. Please also include your name, address, and how you would like to be recognized in a donors list (your name or anonymous). Charitable receipts will be mailed to all donors. If you are interested in donating stocks, please contact the Nature Reserves Chair, Susan Bryan, at 345-6446.
You can also donate via credit card or PayPal by following the "Donate" link on the TBFN home page. Be sure to specify that your donation is for Nature Reserves.
About Our Nature Reserves
Since the Thunder Bay Field Naturalists acquired our first Nature Reserve at the Nipigon River mouth in 1993, the programme has grown rapidly. We now own fifteen pieces of property protecting more than 4,400 acres. TBFN is a registered charity and can issue charitable donations receipts for the value of the land donated. We are registered with the federal government as a recognized "Recipient of Ecologically Sensitive Lands".
The Purpose of Our Nature Reserves
Donations to the Nature Reserve Fund
Elua, a division of Global Hydration Systems, joined our 1% sponsors in 2015 and increased their donation in 2016. Based in Thunder Bay, Elua provides solutions for clean, safe drinking water at home and in the field. Thank you to CEO Andrew Moorey for his generous support of our nature reserves program.
OLTA supports one of the largest land trust communities in the world. OLTA’s work includes promoting land conservation and preservation that protects critical environmental assets and endangered species and benefits Ontario communities. The Alliance represents 120,000 individuals and members working together to protect over 90,000 acres of land and both of these numbers grow every year. OLTA promotes and assists our member’s and associates’ vital land trust work through training, education, and communications, as we collectively connect communities, promote land trusts, and act to influence policy and support stakeholders. Support Ontario Land Trusts and save the land you love!