The Maitland Conservation Foundation (MCF) works in partnership with Maitland Conservation to raise funds for watershed projects. The Foundation is a registered, charitable organization that is led by a volunteer Board of Directors. The MCF has been raising funds significant local projects since its incorporation in 1975.
Through the Foundation, individuals and businesses can contribute to projects that protect and enhance watershed forests, rivers and soil. The Foundation welcomes general donations or donors are welcome to direct funds to specific projects including:
- Middle Maitland Headwater Restoration Project – assisting landowners to improve water quality and quantity by buffering watercourses and planting trees on marginal farmland.
- Wawanosh Valley Conservation Area – property improvements including boardwalk replacement, the creation of wildflower meadows and signage.
- George Taylor Conservation Area – development of wildflower meadows.
All donations over $10 are acknowledged with a letter of thanks and a receipt for income tax purposes.
Annual Dinner and Auction – April 28, 2017 at the Brussels Morris and Grey Community Centre in Brussels. The focus of this year’s event is local Conservation Areas.
Memorial and Celebration Groves – located at George Taylor Conservation Area located south of Walton. For a donation of $60 a large-stock deciduous tree will be planted in memory of a loved one or in celebration of a milestone event. Smaller donations are also gratefully accepted. Individual trees in the groves are not identified with names; however donor and memorial names are listed on a kiosk at the site. A tree planting ceremony is held at the site once every two years. The next ceremony will be held in 2018. To arrange for a memorial or celebration tree planting please call the Foundation at 519-335-3557 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Donations can also be made on-line at www.CanadaHelps.org.
MCF Board of Directors
A 9-member Board of Directors oversees the operation of the Foundation. The Annual Meeting of the MCF is held in March.
- Kate Procter, Chair, email@example.com
- Kriss Snell, Vice-Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Lori Gordon, Secretary/Treasurer, email@example.com
- Phil Beard, Interim Executive Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Orval Bauer, 519-887-6575
- Francis Hogan, email@example.com
- Ruth Knight, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Deb Shewfelt, email@example.com
- Joe Vulders, 226-921-4295
The MCF welcomes volunteers interested in assisting with fundraising campaigns or joining the Board of Directors. For more information please contact Phil Beard or Lori Gordon at 519-335-3557.
Maitland Conservation Foundation
1093 Marietta St.
Box 127, Wroxeter, ON N0G 2X0