TOWN ISLAND HAS BEEN OUR HOME FOR 100 YEARS

 

KEEP TOWN ISLAND WILD - DONATE TODAY

We did it! In 2019, we successfully launched a petition that garnered over 12,000 signatures to stop the City of Kenora’s drive to develop Town Island and find a way to conserve the land forever.

 

Now the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) needs our help to officially purchase the land from the City of Kenora and ensure its perpetual care.

 

NCC is partnering with the City of Kenora, local residents, cottagers and campers to protect 82 hectares (202 acres) on Town Island. Their goal is the conservation of the island’s unique biodiversity, while still allowing public access.

 

We need your help!

NCC must raise the funds necessary to purchase and to fund vital, ongoing stewardship work needed to keep Town Island wild by summer 2022, or we risk the property being reconsidered for private development.

 

Donation Options

NCC is a registered charity in Canada — you will receive a charitable tax receipt for your gift. There are several donation options including multi-year pledges (NCC pledge form here) and donations of stock/appreciated securities that may be of interest to you and provide you with additional tax savings and/or the elimination of a capital gains expense.

 

Please contact NCC to discuss these options or make your gift online today to Keep Town Island wild!

If a U.S. tax deduction could be more advantageous to you, NCC works in partnership with a registered U.S. charity, American Friends of Canadian Nature (AFCN). Please contact NCC to learn more.

 

Thank you for donating & encouraging others to support this project.

 

NCC would be pleased to discuss your gift or answer any questions that you may have, please contact:

 

Laura Vaughan
Senior Development Officer, Ontario
laura.vaughan@natureconservancy.ca
647-888-4258

Rena Molinari
Director of Development, Manitoba
rena.molinari@natureconservancy.ca
204-942-7414

 

Learn more about this vital conservation initiative in Lake of the Woods: Keep Town Island Wild