Nature Smart Climate Solutions Fund:
The Niagara Escarpment is a natural masterpiece. But it’s also a responsibility. One we share.
As one of the most diverse ecoregions in Canada, it is home to nearly one-quarter of the country’s threatened and endangered species. And yet, it runs through some of the most highly populated and developed areas of the province.
The lands that we love are under threat like never before.
While this can feel discouraging at times, know that, together, there are steps that we can take to safeguard precious natural spaces. Our collective passion, dedication, and generosity is a powerful and effective force for conservation. As one of Ontario’s largest land trusts, our work makes lasting, positive differences in the communities along the Niagara Escarpment, and for all of Canada.
We are thrilled to share with you that Environment and Climate Change Canada has awarded the Bruce Trail Conservancy a prestigious five-year, $5 million matching grant through the Nature Smart Climate Solutions Fund to help advance our most urgent land securement and conservation goals.
This federal grant represents the largest government investment ever in our work. It recognizes the importance of protecting the Niagara Escarpment’s vulnerable and valuable lands and endorses our expertise as one of Canada’s leading environmental charities.
But only if you give. As a matching gift, this federal grant is dependent on support from generous donors like you.
Only the lands with the greatest ecological potential to mitigate climate change are eligible for this matching grant. Our experience in securing 18,889 acres of Escarpment land has given us the skill to add more carbon-rich habitat into our conservation corridor and implement nature-based solutions to fight climate change that will make a measurable impact. Lands that:
- contain vital habitats and species at risk,
- store and capture carbon, mitigating the impacts of climate change,
- connect our ecological corridor and connect us to nature and,
- are filled with natural wonders.
Every dollar of your donation will be matched by Environment and Climate Change Canada, doubling your impact on conservation.
Your gift, entrusted to us right now, ensures we can act quickly to forever protect Niagara Escarpment lands and ensure that conservation opportunities are not lost.
Please take advantage of this historic matching opportunity so that the next generation can benefit from a healthy, connected, and vibrant Niagara Escarpment.