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RRCA now an eligible charity to receive Ecological Gifts

August 25, 2017

The Raisin Region Conservation Authority (RRCA) is now an environmental charity eligible to receive ecological gifts under Environment Canada’s Ecological Gifts Program (EGP). Canada’s Ecological Gifts Program provides a way for Canadians with Ecologically sensitive land to protect nature and leave a legacy for future generations. It offers significant tax benefits to landowners who donate land or a partial interest in land to a qualified recipient. The RRCA would become responsible for the conservation of the donated land’s biodiversity and environmental heritage.

The RRCA is proud to be a part of this program that helps play a vital role in protecting Canada’s biodiversity and natural heritage notes Richard Pilon, RRCA General Manager. “It provides peace of mind to landowners that can take comfort knowing their land will be cared for in the future by an organization that shares their conservation values.

A wide variety of lands have been protected under the EGP, including forests, grasslands, wetlands and shorelines. If a property has features that have been conserved in their natural state, it may qualify as an ecological gift. For more information, contact the Raisin Region Conservation Authority.

About Raisin Region Conservation Authority
The Raisin Region Conservation Authority has been working effectively with our community partners for over fifty years to protect and enhance our local environment. It carries out this role through programs and services related to water and land management, conservation, recreation and plan input/review and community education. For more information, visit www.rrca.on.ca.

About the Ecological Gifts Program
The Ecological Gifts Program is administered by Environment and Climate Change Canada in cooperation with dozens of partners, including other federal departments, provincial and municipal governments, and environmental non-government organizations. Thanks to this team approach and a dedication to continuously evolving and improving, the Program has become more successful each year.

Between the inception of the program in 1995 and October 31 2016, 1260 ecological gifts valued at over $807 million have been donated across Canada, protecting over 180,000 hectares of wildlife habitat. Many of these ecological gifts contain areas designated as being of national or provincial significance, and many are home to some of Canada's species at risk. For more information, visit https://www.ec.gc.ca/pde-egp


Raisin Region Conservation Authority
Lissa Deslandes
Communications Coordinator
Phone: 613-938-3611 ext. 237