The Rideau Valley Conservation Foundation is excited to launch Conservation 2020: a major campaign to raise $125,000 toward keeping our natural areas in public hands forever.
The Foundation, which turns 50 next year, maintains more than 1,259 hectares of crucial habitats — forests, wetlands and shorelines — that perform important “green infrastructure” work like reducing flood risk and erosion, cleaning our water and storing carbon to keep our communities resilient in the face of climate change.
But paying for property taxes, insurance or trail maintenance requires a steady stream of income to protect these green spaces in perpetuity. Donations will be invested in the Steve Simmering Conservation Land Endowment Fund, which marks its 10th anniversary next year.
The fund was established in 2010 in memory of Steve Simmering, an active outdoorsman and vice chairman of the Foundation. Today, his wife Anne Simmering is an active board member and the Simmering family continues to support and promote this exceptional fund. The Foundation is seeking any and all investments, whether your family has $25 to spare or you lead a large corporation looking to make a lasting, local impact.