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Our Mission

Maitland Conservation Foundation supports conservation and environmental projects being undertaken by the Maitland Valley Conservation Authority.


The Maitland Conservation Foundation is a registered, charitable, non-profit organization that supports the environmental work of the Maitland Valley Conservation Authority. Established in 1975 the Foundation's Board of Directors and members are volunteers. The Maitland Conservation Foundation works in partnership with the Maitland Valley Conservation Authority to raise funds for conservation projects. Currently the Foundation is supporting:

  • projects in the Middle Maitland River headwaters area that will improve stormwater management and build environmental resiliency,
  • the replacement of the footbridge at the Wawanosh Valley Conservation Area,
  • projects in the Garvey Glenn Watershed area that will address runoff, erosion and stormwater issues

Donors are welcome to direct their donations to specific initiatives including:

  • John Hindmarsh Environmental Trust Fund - The Trust Fund was created to celebrate John Hindmarsh's legacy of environmental stewardship and it focuses on projects with strong conservation components. Recently the Trust Fund has sponsored an interpretive hike in partnership with the Maitland Trail Association, supported the Maitland Valley Conservation Authority's water quality monitoring initiatives, hosted a plant and compost sale and supported trail improvements at Naftel's Creek Conservation Area. As the holiday season draws near, donors are invited to give a gift of nature. We will be pleased to mail a gift card to you or forward a gift notice to your recipient. Please include your gift recipient information in the message box below.
  • Memorial and Celebration Groves - For a donation of $100 a tree will be planted at George Taylor Conservation Area located near Walton. The Foundation sends an acknowledgment to the memorial family. The Foundation also welcomes smaller donations to the Memorial and Celebration Groves. Donations are tallied and a corresponding number of trees are planted each spring. A tree planting ceremony is held at the site every two years.
  • Restoring the Maitland Fundraising Campaign -The project focus of the MCF for the next three years includes Middle Maitland Headwaters Restoration Project, Garvey-Glenn Watershed Project and Conservation Area Improvements

Please contact us for additional information about these funds or other donation opportunities. 

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