We are incredibly happy to share that over 2,000 people signed The Couchiching Conservancy’s 17% Pledge to Protect Nature! This terrific group of individuals recognized the need to support the land trust movement and the special position land trusts hold in potentially helping Ontario reach its goal of having 17% of land protected by 2020.
A lot has happened and changed since we introduced the pledge. Prior to the 2018 municipal election, we sent a letter to the Mayors and Councils, including running candidates, to highlight and recognize the 2,000+ people who care about land conservation. We urged municipalities to consider working with us to help protect important landscapes in their communities.
Signing the pledge was the first step in helping Ontario reach this goal, but there is more work to be done. Let's keep talking about the importance of land conservation with our friends and family this holiday season. After all, it is a time to be grateful for all we have.
: The Adams Nature Reserve, a 100+ acre property outside of Washago.