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Your donations are making our community stronger.

Donate now to the work of Ausable Bayfield Conservation Foundation.

Donate online or phone Sharon or Judith at 519-235-2610 or toll-free 1-888-286-2610.

Make a general donation to all Conservation Foundation programs or choose where you would like your donation to go:

Donate now - and tell us which program you would like your donation to support

Cheques made out the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Foundation can be sent by mail or courier to: ABCF, 71108 Morrison Line, RR 3 Exeter, ON N0M 1S5

Thank you for your help protecting water, soil, habitat, living things and for providing nature and recreation.

Giving Tuesday

We know Black Friday and Cyber Monday have been popular days for shopping and to buy things.

As those retail mega-days wind down, we ask you to consider a different kind of day – Giving Tuesday.

Giving Day is not a day to buy things ... but to give a gift of a different kind, a gift to nature and to your community.

Find out more:

Give gift to nature as alternative
Conservation Dinner tickets or gift certificates for trail donations, snowshoeing experiences among ideas for alternative presents this holiday gift-giving season 

Are you struggling to find gift ideas for that someone special this holiday season? A present doesn’t have to have wrapping paper, bows, and ribbons to be a gift. A local charity asks you to consider some ‘green’ gifts this year.

The Ausable Bayfield Conservation Foundation (ABCF) offers a number of ideas ranging from donations in the name of someone towards your favourite nature trail, tree planting to green the watershed, education programs for youth, the South Huron Trail Mobile making nature accessible, or tickets to a fun-filled evening at the Conservation Dinner. Other ideas include snowshoe rentals or purchasing trees for someone to plant on their property – that’s a “gift that keeps on giving.”

“When you buy a ‘green’ gift, it’s something special and makes a difference in the health of your community,” said Judith Parker, ABCF Secretary. “These alternative gifts include outdoor experiences, benefit the local environment, and support healthy living. Also, all donations over $20 receive a charitable gift receipt for income tax purposes.”

To find out more about giving a gift to nature, visit abca.ca online or visit the Ausable Bayfield Conservation office at 71108 Morrison Line, Exeter or call 519-235-2610; toll free 1-888-286-2610.

Here are some more ideas:

'Adopt a Turtle' – Donate now to help turtles in the Ausable Bayfield watershed

Ontario is home to eight turtle species, and all eight of these turtle species are found within the Ausable Bayfield watershed. Unfortunately, all of these turtles are currently at risk (special concern, threatened, or endangered) and need your help. Habitat loss and road mortality are two of the biggest threats these turtles face. Your donation will help provide education and outreach, turtle nest protection, and habitat enhancements. Donate now ...

 
 
Adopt a Wetland – Donate now to help protect and restore wetlands in the Ausable Bayfield watershed

Wetlands are nature’s kidneys. They help improve water quality by filtering pollutants. In addition, they store water and help lessen the impacts of flooding. Wetlands also provide homes to an abundance of wildlife, including turtles, birds, mammals and fish. Wetlands have mostly disappeared from our landscape, though, and your help is needed to protect what remains and restore previously existing wetlands. Donate now …

Trees – Donate now to help plant trees in the Ausable Bayfield watershed

Trees are vital to the health of the watershed. Trees provide oxygen, store carbon, stabilize soil and provide homes to wildlife. Your donation will help improve forest conditions across the landscape and combat the effects of extreme weather and our changing climate. Donate now ...

Pollinators – Donate now to help establish pollinator habitat in the Ausable Bayfield watershed

Pollinators, such as birds, butterflies and bees, are critical for the pollination of our crops, gardens, trees and flowers.  Their habitat, however, is disappearing. Your donation will help establish natural areas that provide the necessary food, water and shelter these species need. Donate now ...

Conservation Dinner

For information on the Conservation Dinner of the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Foundation and Exeter Lions Club visit www.conservationdinner.com