"A land trust is really a promise made to future generations."
- Mary E. Kerr, A Founding Director of TTLT
The Thames Talbot Land Trust was incorporated in 2000 with a mandate to protect lands and water of ecological, agricultural and cultural value along the Thames River and historic Talbot Trail in Southwestern Ontario.
The Ivey Natural Lands Legacy
Canadian conservation history was made in 2005 when London philanthropists Richard and Beryl Ivey made a $1 million gift to the TTLT Opportunities Fund, which supports the cost of securing and stewarding natural and cultural lands in perpetuity.
The fund received an additional $500,000 estate gift from Beryl in 2008, which was directed towards TTLT's efforts at Skunk's Misery.
Since its inception, TTLT has been involved in a number of noteworthy projects and accomplishments.