Nature Conservancy of Canada receives Earth Day Gift
TD Bank Group contributes $50,000 to Egmont Bay project
The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) in Prince Edward Island has received a generous gift to mark Earth Day.
The TD Bank group has contributed $50,000 towards the not-for-profit conservation group’s efforts to conserve ecologically significant lands in the Egmont Bay focal area.
The funding comes from the TD Forests Program, which supports forest conservation and restoration. The TD Bank group has a five year agreement with the Nature Conservancy of Canada to help offset TD’s paper use.
The Nature Conservancy of Canada will be using the funding towards the conservation of strategic forest areas along the Percival River at North Enmore.
The area is mixed with native coniferous and deciduous tree species, including red maple, black spruce, white birch and balsam fir.
“We are pleased to receive this generous funding from the TD Bank Group for our Prince Edward Island program,” said Julie Vasseur, Nature Conservancy of Canada Program Director for Prince Edward Island. “This is an important contribution towards helping NCC conserve ecologically significant lands in the province and preserve forested habitat”.
“Forests form the backdrop of our communities, where we live, work and play – and they perform an essential role in cleaning the air and moderating temperatures,” said Karen Clarke-Whistler, Chief Environment Officer, TD. Since 2012, TD Forests has worked the Nature Conservancy of Canada to help protect nearly 33,000 acres of critical North American forest – from Douglas-fir forest in BC to this key site in North Enmore on beautiful Prince Edward Island we're celebrating today."
The Nature Conservancy of Canada is the nation's leading land conservation organization, working to protect our most important natural areas and the species they sustain. Since 1962, NCC and its partners have helped to protect more than 2.7 million acres (1.1 million hectares), coast to coast. In Prince Edward Island, the Nature Conservancy of Canada has protected over 4,700 acres.
TD’s five-year contribution is the largest corporate commitment to NCC in the conservation organization’s more than 50-year history. With support from the TD Forests program, NCC will increase the amount of forested lands protected and cared for across Canada.
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