Canadian-American Cross-Border Conservation Success

Drache Aptowitzer LLP, recognized as one of Canada’s foremost experts in the law related to charities and non-profit organizations, recently published a story about a conservation donation in Georgian Bay, Ontario. The Georgian Bay Land Trust (GBLT) had an opportunity to protect an undeveloped island featuring undisturbed stands of White Pine and Red Oak, open rock barrens and coastal meadow marsh, ideal habitat for rare species.

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American Friends’ Echo Island Project Profiled in Thousand Islands Watershed Trust Newsletter

The Winter 2014/2015 edition of Conservation Matters – a Thousand Islands Watershed Trust publication – features an article by Sandra Tassel. The article, titled “Little Island Protected, Big Conservation Opportunity in Thousand Islands“, describes the conservation easement donation of a few acres of Rainy Lake and the first known instance of an American donor giving an easement over property in Ontario to a U.S. land trust.