What is Giving Tuesday?
December 1st, 2020 was Giving Tuesday, a day for Canadians to give to the causes that mean the most to them.
Our 2020 Giving Tuesday goal was to raise funds to conserve and restore the Sydenham River Watershed in the diverse and fragile Carolinian Zone. Our members and supporters helped us raise $47,000, shattering our goal of $30,000! This important work is made possible because of your generosity on Giving Tuesday. We are truly grateful for your support.
The Sydenham River Watershed, located in Chatham-Kent, Lambton and Middlesex areas, is a biodiversity hotspot. Less than 12% of local forest remains, which threatens many species at risk including the cerulean warbler, eastern wood-pewee and several endangered turtles. It is part of the Carolinian Zone, a region under intense pressure as it hosts 25% of the Canadian population.
The Importance of the Watershed
This area isn’t only a biodiverse hotspot, it also holds fond memories for many. We received this story from an incredibly generous donor reminiscing about fishing trips she used to take with her father:
Because of your impact, we will be able to:
- Restore and survey 30 acres of native grassland and Carolinian forest habitat at our Sydenham River Nature Reserve
- Identify habitat for rare species and wildlife corridors for potential land protection
- Host workshops with First Nations, conservation organizations, local nature clubs, and private landowners to conduct conservation planning for the watershed
- And much more!
Spread the Word
Follow Ontario Nature and our campaign announcements on social media on our restoration activities at our Sydenham River Nature Reserve. Please reach out to your networks to raise awareness about the importance of conserving this biodiverse watershed.
You will receive an official charitable tax receipt for your donation.
If you have any questions or would like to make your gift by phone, please call Kiran Singhachaudhuri at 1-800-440-2366 ext. 234.
You can also send your gift by mail to our Toronto office. The address is at the bottom of the page. Please indicate that the donation is for Giving Tuesday.