407 ETR

407 ETR

407 ETR is proud to support the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) in protecting and caring for Ontario’s biodiversity and natural spaces. NCC and 407 ETR have announced a new three-year partnership that will support the next generation of conservation leaders, through an $800,000 investment into NCC’s Conservation Internship program in Ontario.

This multi-year commitment will directly address biodiversity loss and climate change by providing real-world experience and skills-building opportunities for Ontario's future conservation leaders. Interns work in NCC’s priority natural areas around the province to restore habitats that support biodiversity and native species, including pollinators, control invasive species, such as phragmites (Canada’s worst invasive species) and engage with communities through outreach and volunteer events.

This partnership builds on a successful campaign by 407 ETR in 2022, which encouraged drivers to show their support for nature by asking them to convert to paperless billing. In turn, the company donated $2 to NCC for each converted customer. 407 ETR also participated in NCC’s Giving Tuesday campaign in November 2022 by matching donations up to a total of $100,000 in Ontario.

Funding from 407 ETR supports direct conservation activities in ecologically significant areas across Ontario, protecting the air we breathe and the water we drink. This includes work in areas like Happy Valley Forest, a natural oasis with vast ecological, historical and cultural importance that provides habitat for up to 30 species at risk. Happy Valley Forest is in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and in one of the areas closest to the 407 ETR. Highway 407 ETR is an all-electronic open-access toll highway in the GTA in Ontario, Canada. The highway spans 108 kilometres from Burlington in the west to Pickering in the east.

“This partnership with the Nature Conservancy of Canada is so important as biodiversity is critical for healthy ecosystems,” says Javier Tamargo, president and CEO at 407 ETR. “We want to be part of the solution.”

“On behalf of NCC, I want to thank 407 ETR for its ongoing financial support,” says Mike Hendren, NCC’s regional vice-president in Ontario. “NCC is working to protect and care for our most important natural areas and the plants and animals they sustain. By investing in our Conservation Internship program, we are growing the next generation of conservation leaders here in Ontario. In the face of rapid biodiversity loss and climate change, nature is our ally. There’s no solution to either without nature conservation. When nature thrives, we all thrive.”

If your organization is interested in partnering with NCC, please contact corporate.giving@natureconservancy.ca.

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