Enhancing Escarpment Biodiversity in Caledon and Dufferin

Matching Gift Opportunity

As one of Ontario’s leading land trusts, the Bruce Trail Conservancy (BTC) raises funds to protect and care for Niagara Escarpment lands. Today we have exciting news to share.

This year the Bruce Trail Conservancy is the charitable beneficiary of proceeds from the Jim Cuddy Jamboree. For 18 years this stellar event in the Mulmur Hills has raised funds for important local charities in Dufferin and Caledon. We look forward to a great night and to gathering with community members who care deeply about protecting and caring for the beauty and biodiversity of the Niagara Escarpment. 

Not only will the BTC receive proceeds from the Jim Cuddy Jamboree but, we are pleased to announce a $50,000 matching gift from Kerry Wood and Andrew Brenton in support of stewardship work in the Caledon Hills and Dufferin Hi-Land sections of the Bruce Trail. Donate online, by phone or mail, or at the event August 5th and your donations will be matched!

The beautiful landscapes of Caledon Hills and Dufferin Hi-Land contain some of the country’s highest levels of biodiversity. They also face some of the greatest threats to that diversity: habitat loss, deforestation, degraded wetlands and climate change impacts.

The work we do today to care for these lands will improve outcomes for nature and humans for generations to come.

Let’s work together to fund much needed stewardship and restoration projects at Bruce Trail Conservancy Nature Reserves in Caledon Hills and Dufferin Hi-Land. Projects like:

  • wetland restoration
  • invasive species removal
  • forest management
  • creation of a native seed orchard
  • remediation of highly damaged areas

Several restoration projects are already planned on the newly acquired Riverside Woods Nature Reserve in Hockley Valley. This 216-acre nature reserve will immediately become more ecologically productive with effective stewardship projects like invasive species removal, implementation of a new management plan for the coniferous plantation and the further protection the nature reserve’s natural woodland pond, which is home to scores of Spring Peepers.

With your help we can improve the ecological health of the natural places that make Caledon Hills and Dufferin Hi-Land so special.

Donate online or in person at the Jim Cuddy Jamboree

4 Easy Ways to Donate

  1. Online through this special form
  2. In person at the Jim Cuddy Jamboree 
  3. By phone at 1-800-665-4453
  4. Mail your donation to Bruce Trail Conservancy, PO Box 857, Hamilton, ON, L8N 3N9 (Cheques made payable to “Bruce Trail Conservancy”).

* When donating by phone or mail please indicate that your gift should be directed to the “matching donation opportunity for stewardship in Caledon and Dufferin”.

However you choose to donate, your gift will be matched and we will be able to restore more land in Caledon Hills and Dufferin Hi-Land.

Please consider a gift today, knowing it will be matched and your impact will be doubled.

Please Consider Making a Donation

One-Time Gift