Author archives: Susan Sentesy

  • Brokerlink Insurance is the presenting Sponsor forthe 2019 Fall Colours Hike at Blueberry Mountain on October 6th.  We are grateful for their ongoing support!
  • Thank you to Vamos Outdoors for their sponsorship of the Discover Birds and their Feathered Friends and Foes event on June 23rd at High Lonesome Nature Reserve.
  • Development of the Poole Family Nature Trail was generously funded by a grant of $3,931 from the TD Friends of the Environment in April 2018. The funding has been used for trail development, entrance signage and interpretive signage along the trail at the Poole Family Nature Sanctuary. Thank to this grant, the trail passes through old growth forest on the property and the interpretive signage wi... [read more]
  • When MMLT acquires a new property, it must consider the long term costs of maintaining and monitoring each new property.  The Echo Foundation provided us with $37,500 to invest in an endowment fund for stewardship and monitoring costs of the Poole Family Nature Sanctuary.
  • Early in 2018, the Nature Conservancy of Canada awarded us $6,950 toward the costs of acquiring the Poole Family Nature Sanctuary.  This grant will cover the legal and appraisal costs as well as some of the signage on the property.
  • In 2017, we received a $51,500 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation for a Bioacoustic Monitoring Project.  MMLT will use this funding to test how land conservation could benefit from bioacoustics as a scientific measure of ecosystem health. Using song meters positioned in strategic habitats and Kaleidoscope Cluster Analysis software, species of birds, frogs, bats, mammals and insects will... [read more]
  • In 2017, the Perth & District Community Foundation provided us with a $1,100 grant to purchase equipment to support our our outdoor education projects.  With this funding we bought a GPS device, and portable wireless PA system and a battery pack.  The GPS device is an essential tool for locating the boundaries of remote properties, marking locations of rare species and mapping trails, etc. The... [read more]
  • The Gosling Foundation's Nature Festival Seed Fund supports the initiation of festivals and similar events that feature nature awareness and appreciation by bringing attention to the ecological features of a community.  In early 2017, MMLT received $1,000 to support its first Festival of the Wild Child at High Lonesome Nature Reserve.  This two-day festival at the end of July willl help children, ... [read more]
  • In late 2016, Nature Conservancy of Canada awarded $4,040 to us to assist with the recovery of costs associated with the preparation of policies and procedures to help us meet the practices derived from the Canadian Land Trust Standards and Practices.  MMLT focused its efforts on improving its Procedure for Securing Conservation Easements, a Property Management Procedure and revised Assessment Cri... [read more]
  • In December 2015, we received a $2,200 Youth in Nature grant from the Perth & District Community Foundation.  In partnership with two local youth organizations, YAK Youth Services in Perth and Lanark Highlands Youth Centre in Lanark, MMLT is organizing outdoor adventures for youth at Blueberry Mountain and High Lonesome Nature Reserve. The hikes will be led by experienced naturalists who will ... [read more]
  • Mountain Equipment Co-op awarded us a $11,950 grant in December 2014 to renovate a storage shed at High Lonesome Nature Reserve into a Visitors' Reception Centre. This will help provide better access to the recreation opportunities on the property by providing shelter, mapping, brochures and a place for groups to congregate.