Become a Funder

  • 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, NCC 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 Criteria for Property Acquis... [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]
  • MEC 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.
  • MMLT was voted by the general public as a runner-up ($10,000) in this Shell Environmental Fund contest in July 2013. It allowed us to purchase more equipment and hire a technician to expand our bio-acoustic monitoring program. It also provided funding for more outreach programs.
  • The Ontario Land Trust Assistance Program helps land trusts by reimbursing them for legal, appraisal and other contractual costs related to property acquisition. MMLT received $5,232.55 for costs related to the Keddy conservation easement agreement in February 2014.
  • Sustainable Eastern Ontario awarded MMLT  in January 2014 a $4,000 grant from its Ottawa Sustainability Fund to install interpretive signage along the network of trails at High Lonesome Nature Reserve. This funding will allow MMLT to fulfill its goal to use its protected properties for nature education.
  • The Great Lakes Guardian Community Fund, sponsored by the Ministry of the Environment,  awarded us $9,800 for the High Lonesome Woodlands Ecosystem Restoration Project. With this funding MMLT will begin to restore some old pastures on the property to their original natural condition by planting native trees and shrubs.
  • In September 2014, MMLT received $10,500 from the TD Friends of the Environment to purchase bio-acoustic monitoring equipment to develop a program that would track diversity, density, change in the wildlife present, adding to the understanding of the varied ecosystems on protected lands.  The general public will be offered opportunities to use these listening devices to experience nature.
  • This $74,800 OTF Capacity Building Grant is allowed us to hire expert help throughout 2013 and 2014 in four key areas: long term financial stability through enhanced fundraising; partnership development related to use of the lands under MMLT protection; improved communications and outreach; and the establishment of a volunteer management program.
  • The Canon Take Root Program awarded us $5000 in May 2013 to begin planting native trees at High Lonesome Nature Reserve in areas that were degraded as a result of historical agricultural and logging activities. Several of our partner organizations will be helping out with the Pedal and Plant Day, a true community event. We will be taking photos of it all with our new Canon Powershot Camera!
  • In July 2012, this $16,757  from the Ministry of Natural Resources Species at Risk Stewardship Fund allowed us to hire biologists to conduct species inventories, with a focus on targeted species at risk, at High Lonesome and Rose Hill Nature Reserves. We also organized a Bio-blitz at High Lonesome where over 600 species were observed.  We then shared what we learned at a couple of community events... [read more]
  • This $13,100 MEC Land Acquisition Grant provided support in May 2012 for legal and appraisal costs for the acquisition of High Lonesome Nature Reserve. It will also allow us to install interpretive signage along the trails.
  • In March 20111 MMLT was voted by the general public as a runner-up ($10,000) in this Shell Environmental Fund contest. It allowed us to start up our Natural Heritage Mapping Project which will help us identify key priority areas within the MMLT catchment area.
  • In 2010, MMLT began a partnership with the Community Foundation of Ottawa to start up a Stewardship & Monitoring Endowment Fund for the long term costs of maintaining our properties. Through the Caring for the Land You Love Program, CFO committed to matching any funds we raised to a maximum of $20,000. MMLT successfully reached it’s target.
  • The Ontario Land Trust Assistance Program helps land trusts by reimbursing them for legal, appraisal and other contractual costs related to property acquisition. MMLT received $3,154.88 for the Clifford Property in 2010 and $3,427.56 for Rose Hill Nature Reserve in 2011.