Every single gift we receive from friends and neighbours like you helps us protect more property on and near our beautiful Oak Ridges Moraine. Thank you for your kind and caring support!
Your gift today protects more properties and the wild and at-risk species that live here. We’ve added the Canada Helps page right here to help you make a safe and secure gift. If you prefer, you can also call us at 905-853-3171 x30 to make your gift by phone,
or send a cheque to the Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust at 18462 Bathurst Street, Newmarket, ON L3Y 4V9.
Yes, I want to save species and protect habitat on our Moraine! *Click here to donate or to become a member*
Kate Bishop’s face lights up when she shares stories about taking the train from Toronto on weekends to visit her family’s property on the Moraine. She remembers exploring the forests and splashing in Cavan Creek. Late last year, Kate and her brother Alexander donated a portion of their property to our Land Trust in memory of their father. Bishop’s Wild Nature Reserve is a beautiful forested property that borders the Ganaraska Hiking Trail. The property is a Natural Core area on the Moraine, completely forested and part of the headwaters of the Cavan Creek watershed. Bishop’s Wild is a treasure, filled with nesting birds of prey, beautiful wildflowers, frogs and deer. Thank you to the Bishop family for leaving such a lovely legacy for everyone in Ontario to enjoy forever. Our Land Trust is so grateful to have loyal and amazing donors like the Bishop family. We hope their story inspires you to reflect on what it is about our Moraine that is so precious to you. While gifts of property are a crucial resource for us, we also have a growing group of people who have remembered our Land Trust in their Will, becoming part of the Our Land Forever Circle. These gifts ensure we can confront urgent conservation priorities today and protect more land for tomorrow. It is truly an honour to help people and families ensure that what they value most—a love for nature—lives on forever on our Moraine. By joining the Our Land Forever Circle, you ensure we can protect more properties and the wild species that live here. And we can confront urgent conservation priorities today and into the future. In addition to a gift in your Will, there are other forms of planned gifts, including gifts of securities, endowments, retirement plan gifts, insurance or other investments. We would love to speak with you and work together to find the gift that works best for you and your family.
Joining the Our Land Forever Circle is a way for you to put your values into action. Every single gift makes an impact. If you share a will to protect nature, we would love to have a confidential conversation with you.
If you have land you cherish on the Oak Ridges Moraine or within the Greenbelt, you can ensure it remains protected forever through the Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust. Your land becomes a nature reserve, meaning it is only accessible to the public if you wish, and will be protected from development, division and other uses you don’t agree with. We work with each landowner one-on-one, and together with your own legal and financial professionals, we can help you find the solution that is right for you and your family. We would be pleased to talk to you about Conservation Easements, Eco Gifts and other ways to achieve tax benefits while protecting your land forever.
Just like every property, every gift is unique!
Are you a business with a heart of green and a passion for change? You can take action to invigorate your corporate giving program, invest in the environmental health of our community and support the health and wellness of your staff—all by collaborating with us! We are proud to work with selected corporate partners, and we can help you meet both your business goals and your employee engagement goals. We provide customized and tailored sponsorship opportunities that help you feel good about supporting a local environmental cause and also give your employees amazing opportunities to get out and explore nature, clean up a wetland, count species at risk and much, much more! If your objectives include getting your name out there with caring citizens in our area, we’d love for you and your team to be part of our workshops, events and outreach activities! How can we help you meet your business or employee engagement objectives? Let’s have a conversation!
Other Ways to Give
A growing number of our donors and friends are supporting our Land Trust while celebrating milestones in their lives. Birthday parties, weddings, anniversaries, welcoming new babies…these can all be wonderful ways to support a shared, healthy future for the Oak Ridges Moraine.