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Dear Mira & Friends at Take a Hike,

The Bruce Trail community continues to astound me. Thank you to our members, volunteers, and all who use and benefit from the Bruce Trail, for making the important decision to stay home during this difficult time. We understand the hardship this represents. As spring is here, we would usually be out on the Trail with you, taking in and sharing the beauty of the Niagara Escarpment. Nature’s resilience is something we can all appreciate.

The Bruce Trail community is resilient. Although we find ourselves indoors far more than we might choose right now, we are reminded of those things we value most. In such times we at the Bruce Trail Conservancy are grateful to have supporters whose devotion to the conservation and exploration of nature is unparalleled. Our work is simply not possible without you.

Much has changed in the last few weeks. What hasn’t changed is our commitment to preserving natural areas along the Niagara Escarpment and ensuring these places are protected and available to enjoy for generations to come.

Long before the COVID-19 pandemic hit home in our communities, we were working to acquire two new properties for conservation – Skinner’s Woods and Lime Kiln Bluffs – and we put agreements in place to complete the purchase transactions this June. With your support we can fulfill these commitments and ensure that these conservation opportunities are not lost.

Let’s work together and create two new nature reserves:

Skinner’s Woods Nature Reserve
Sydenham section
100 acres / 455 m of Bruce Trail Optimum Route
See map & learn more about Skinner’s Woods >

Lime Kiln Bluffs Nature Reserve
Blue Mountains section
36 acres / 710 m of Bruce Trail Optimum Route
See map & learn more about Lime Kiln Bluffs >

To bring these 136 acres of Escarpment land into our conservation corridor, steward them into the future, and support our mission-based programs we need to raise $482,000 by June 30, 2020.

With your help, we can ensure these unique and important places on the Niagara Escarpment are forever protected. I encourage you to learn more about Skinner’s Woods and Lime Kiln Bluffs and consider a donation today.

I have spoken to many donors, members, and volunteers over the last few weeks.  I am consistently hearing that you miss your beloved Bruce Trail. We stand committed to ensuring more of the Bruce Trail is protected by the time we are all able to get back to enjoying it.

We recognize that health and family are a top priority right now, and economic challenges are increasing. Please know that your gift, of any size, is as meaningful as ever in preserving natural spaces that we can all enjoy after this difficult time has passed. With your resilience, you can have a positive impact now on the world you want to see in the future.

Wishing you and yours health and safety,

Michael McDonald

The Bruce Trail Conservancy is preserving a ribbon of wilderness
with the support of individuals like you.

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