The Friends of the Sanctuary are extremely pleased with the progress made to rejuvenate the Boardwalk. The Red Wing Trail is now complete and work continues on removal of the old boardwalk.
We gratefully acknowledge and appreciate the generous donations from the following businesses and organizations in support of the Get on Board Project.We gratefully acknowledge and appreciate the generous donations from the following businesses and organizations in support of the Get on Board Project.
Boardwalk Renovation and Additional Rejuvenation
To protect and preserve these boardwalks for future generations the Friends of the Sanctuary have launched the "Get on Board"boardwalk rehabilitation project. The goal is to replace & enhance the existing boardwalk system to allow for handicap access with added educational stations, viewing platforms and various blinds for wildlife observation. With one boardwalk closed due to deterioration and the existing Redwing Trail fast nearing deterioration it is vital to have these replaced to accommodate all visitors now and in the future. As The Upper Canada Migratory Bird Sanctuary is so heavily utilized by our surrounding communities and more importantly our school children in these communities it is of great importance we preserve the natural assets of the Sanctuary for future generations. This will be a first of many steps to be taken in the revitalization of the Sanctuary to further increase the popularity of this precious gem on the St. Lawrence River.
How your Partnership will make a difference
By partnering with the "Friends of the Sanctuary" in our "Get on Board" project you will be investing in the future of a highly important habitat that experiences over 60,000 visitors a year. The Sanctuary is a natural setting where visitors experience environmental awareness as well as great family pleasures. The SLPC as well as the Friends of the Sanctuary host many educational tours through the Sanctuary for countless school children and interested visitors 12 months of the year. We are actively seeking funding partnerships and help for our project and we sincerely hope you will find our project worthy of your support.
The Friends of the Sanctuary is a registered charity organization which consists of volunteers who help take care of the Sanctuary and it's various educational programs. Our goal is to give our visitors the best outdoor experience possible by involving you as a partner in this project.
All donations will be acknowledged on an Honour Roll Board near the Visitor's Centre. Donations greater than $500.00 will be acknowledged with a plaque on a partners board located in the sanctuary.
How to donate
There are 2 ways to donate: You can donate on-line, or, if you prefer, you can send a donation by mail by completing the donation form in our Get On Board Brochure and sending it to Friends of the Sanctuary, PO Box 156, Ingleside, Ontario K0C1M0. All donations are eligible for a tax receipt. Charitable Registration # 891008641RR0001.