Sunrise Shores Nature Reserve

We have a tremendous opportunity to protect nature with Sunrise Shores Nature Reserve.

You can help secure a spectacular 64-acre natural sanctuary along the clear waters of Georgian Bay between Barrow Bay and Rush Cove. Featuring a variety of habitats including interior forest, Escarpment cliffs, and rocky shores, this will be a stunning addition to our conservation corridor. 

This nature reserve represents the longest remaining section of Bruce Trail along the Georgian Bay and is home to over 600 metres of Bruce Trail. 

Act now to ensure this precious shoreline is forever protected.

Located between Rush Cove and Barrow Bay in the Saugeen (Bruce) Peninsula, this nature reserve marks a milestone as we complete a 560-acre conservation corridor in this stunning area.

Connected ecological corridors like this are vitally important to maintain local biodiversity and offer important refuge to increasingly isolated wildlife such as Black Bears and Fishers.

A diverse nature reserve with a variety of habitats

A picturesque natural sanctuary, Sunrise Shore Nature Reserve is home to several habitats for Niagara Escarpment plants and animals.

This unique property features: 

  • Beautiful shoreline covered in rocks brushed by clear turquoise waters
  • Stunning views of distant Escarpment bluffs
  • Mature Sugar Maple forest 
  • Wildflowers and ferns that thrive in pockets of Escarpment soil
  • Ancient Eastern White Cedars that cling to 100-foot dolostone cliffs
  • A transition zone from aquatic to terrestrial habitats, important for shoreline birds and reptiles
Your donation today will be matched!

The cost to secure the Sunrise Shores Nature Reserve and add these 64 acres of irreplaceable land to our conservation corridor is $1.7 million. Thanks to the generosity of lead donors, we have only $1.5 million left to raise. 

Right now, the next $200,000 raised will be matched by Environment and Climate Change Canada through the Nature Smart Climate Solutions Fund! 

Please consider making your generous donation today to help us secure this extraordinary Niagara Escarpment land and forever protect the longest remaining stretch of Bruce Trail shoreline in the Saugeen (Bruce) Peninsula.

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