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Preservation of Driftwood Cove now fully funded

Thanks to overwhelming support from thousands of Bruce Trail Conservancy donors, 2020 has begun with a win for conservation.

The preservation of Driftwood Cove – 3,276 acres of Bruce Peninsula wilderness and 8 km of Bruce Trail – has now been fully funded.

In 2018, as part of a collaboration with Parks Canada, the Bruce Trail Conservancy made a $1.9 million commitment towards the purchase and preservation of Driftwood Cove. This collaboration represented a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to protect a large, continuous area of Niagara Escarpment land and its thriving ecosystems, and secure an unprecedented 8 km of Bruce Trail. Parks Canada took ownership of the property in November 2018 and our generous Bruce Trail Conservancy donors funded the first payment towards our commitment later that year.

As 2019 came to a close, over 1740 individuals chose to support our ongoing efforts at Driftwood Cove with a donation, and their gifts were matched by a generous anonymous donor. As a result, we are now able to take the final steps and fulfill our commitment to preserve this extraordinary property in perpetuity.

Thank you to the over 2450 donors who have contributed to the preservation of Driftwood Cove over the past 18 months.

Together we are preserving a ribbon of wilderness, for everyone, forever.



Photo: Daniel K. Wilson