The first year of TIWLT’s 5-year, $5 million conservation project in the Leeder’s Creek area has been jump started by a major contribution by conservation heroes Dick and Bonnie Mabee. In search of a way to protect nature forever, they came to TIWLT with an idea: to find and purchase a property that the land trust could steward forever.
The property is a 169-acre parcel in the Leeder’s Creek Wetland Complex, a magnificent collection of ecosystems supporting species at risk and carbon sequestration. Its ridge-and-valley landscape coupled with its many wetlands make it ideal for supporting biodiversity, which in turn supports clean air, pure water, and carbon storage.
You can hear the Mabees speak about this donation directly in the video below. Their love for nature shines through, and is an inspiration to us all here at TIWLT.
Making a donation is a leap of faith – but you won’t regret putting your faith in TIWLT. Whether you are looking to purchase a legacy property like the Mabees or have a few extra dollars set aside for charitable giving, you can be sure that TIWLT will honour your generosity. This promise – like every part of our work – is 4ever.