Attention nature lovers: Nature Conservancy Canada has a short window of opportunity to purchase the Brighton wetlands (you may know it as the St. Mary's Cement property south of Hwy 64.) This habitat is part of the Presqu’ile Bay Marsh Provincially Significant Wetland and the Presqu’ile Bay Important Bird Area.They need to raise $400 000 by July 1, 2018 to purchase it.
While Presqu'ile Park has the largest protected wetland on Lake Ontario, it's not enough! 72% of Ontario's wetlands are gone due to development and local wetland wildlife need more than one "island" of habitat. Coastal wetlands are also important for mitigating flooding and filtering lake water.
Donations may be made by cheque, stock transfer or credit card. Cheques should be made payable to “Nature Conservancy of Canada” and mailed to NCC at 410-245 Eglinton Ave E, Toronto, ON M4P 3J1. Please indicate either in the memo portion of your cheque, or in a note accompanying your donation, that your gift is for “Brighton Wetland”.