Thames Talbot Land Trust is embarking on our most ambitious campaign ever in support of nature conservation.
Through our Vision 20/20 campaign, we will substantially expand our network of nature reserves in southwestern Ontario.
A non-profit organization founded in 2000, Thames Talbot Land Trust is dedicated to protecting ecologically significant lands through direct ownership, conservation easements, landscape restoration and education.
Headquartered in London, Ontario, we work in the city and the surrounding counties of Middlesex, Elgin, Oxford and Perth. Much of this area lies within Canada's Carolinian Zone, a region of great biological diversity. Over 400 species of birds, and 2200 species of plants (including 70 species of trees) occur in this zone. The Carolinian Zone covers less than 1% of Canada’s land area but contains 25% of the human population. This region’s natural habitats face increasing threats from many sources.
In the year 2020, Thames Talbot Land Trust will celebrate its 20th anniversary. Having earned the respect and confidence of stakeholders, including donors and granting agencies, the Trust is ready to take on new challenges.
Two years after it was founded, Thames Talbot Land Trust received its first gift of land. Since that time, the organization has grown slowly but steadily. By the end of 2018, the Trust had taken on responsibility for over 1500 acres (600 hectares) of land across 15 nature reserves. These sites provide habitat for diverse communities of plants and animals, including at least 30 species-at-risk. The additional purchases and gifts of land through the Vision 20/20 campaign will bring the total land under our protection to nearly 1900 acres (770 hectares).
Previous campaigns have centred on single properties. With the Vision 20/20 campaign, the Trust is taking direct action on long-term protection of multiple conservation lands in the counties of Elgin, Oxford and Middlesex.
The need is urgent. A May 2019 report from the United Nations states that biodiversity is declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history. Local land trusts, such as Thames Talbot Land Trust, are working to resist this trend, providing essential refuges that help to protect nature. When you support the Vision 20/20 campaign, you will help the Trust to protect and restore the ecological health of the increasingly imperiled Carolinian region of southwestern Ontario.
We are asking for your support for this campaign. Thank you for helping to protect our natural environment.
Campaign budget The Properties
Rebecca Launchbury donated 2020-01-10 09:28:53 -0500$8,271.00 raisedGOAL: $20,000.00
The Winter Walk for Wildlife helps us raise funds to support our mission. We ask that participants raise at least $50 to participate in this event and challenge yourself to raise more. Fundraisers will also have the chance to win prizes:
There will be a door crasher raffle for a $50 MEC gift card.
If you raise $100 you will receive a plush Audubon singing bird. These stuffed native species birds are very soft and give realistic bird calls when you squeeze them. A cute toy that is also educational.
If you raise $500 you will receive two tickets to our 5th annual Eco Folk concert held at Aeolian Hall on March 29th. A prize worth $70 in value.
If someone you know is fundraising to participate in the walk, you can support them here! Be sure to include the name of the person you are sponsoring in the box labeled "If someone referred you to TTLT, please enter their name."Donate
Thames Talbot Land Trust
P.O. Box 25054 London, ON N6C 6A8
944 Western Counties Road (in the Westminister Ponds area behind Parkwood Hospital)
From the intersection of Wellington Road and Commissioners Road E., turn East onto Commissioners Road E. At the first set of traffic lights turn right (South) onto Western Counties Road. Continue straight all the way past the hospital and turn right at the end of the road. Our office is located in the Bruce Pavilion, the third building on the left.
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