A JEWEL WAITING TO BE DISCOVERED
“Preserving a precious piece of Ontario for generations to come, and giving others the ability to enjoy what I have in my lifetime, is the legacy I want to leave behind.”— Deanna House, Bruce Trail Conservancy Donor
Some of my first hikes on the Bruce Trail involved boarding a bus with the Toronto Club on weekends and heading out to the Forks of the Credit area.
Those day trips were a welcome sanctuary from the city, and after just a short drive, it felt like we’d been transported to another world. Some parts of the Trail gave the impression that we were in remote wilderness.
When the Bruce Trail Conservancy really started to focus on buying land to create a conservation corridor back in the 90s, I remember thinking that it was a really important thing to do. Living in a suburb west of Toronto for a time, we could see the encroachment of urban development happening around us. And yet, nestled within this increasingly dense area was a hidden jewel that many still have yet to discover.
When I thought about how I could support the future of the Trail and the Bruce Trail Conservancy’s important conservation work, a gift in my will offered a way to make a significant contribution.
More than ever, I believe conservation is so important. Through its efforts to preserve land permanently, the Bruce Trail Conservancy is creating uninterrupted spaces in which different species can move and live freely without a lot of human interaction.
Preserving a precious piece of Ontario for generations to come, and giving others the ability to enjoy what I have in my lifetime, is the legacy I want to leave behind. It could be yours too.