Badgers, Bees and Bogs

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This blog post was provided by Lara Ellis, Director of Strategic Initiatives at ALUS Canada

Earth Day, held each year on April 22, is a celebration of the creatures, the wild places, and the natural systems that sustain life on this planet. Earth Day is also a call to action; inspiring us anew to protect what supports us all.

“Sue” the badger and her kit, on an ALUS Norfolk farm 2013. Photo courtesy of: Josh Sayer, Badger Recovery Project.

Through ALUS Canada’s proven, next-generation conservation model, and our New Acre™ Project, we’re working to produce cleaner air, cleaner water and more biodiversity in 21 rural communities across Canada. With your support, farmers and ranchers will enhance marginal acres of their farmland with teeming wetlands, rich pollinator habitats, diverse native forests and a wide range of other ALUS projects.

A beautifully restored wetland, enhanced by ALUS Norfolk.

ALUS Canada, a Weston Family Initiative, is a groundbreaking environmental charity that sustains tens of thousands of ecological projects on close to a thousand farms and ranches across  the country, and is rapidly expanding. As a recent Alberta Emerald and Clean50 award winner—and ranked among the exclusive Clean16—ALUS is also a recognized national leader in sustainability.

For more than a decade now, we have been investing in farmers and ranchers to produce acres of cleaner air, cleaner water, wildlife habitats and other ecosystem services on their land. Each ALUS project is unique, like the distinctive landscape on which it is established. ALUS projects cover tens of thousands of acres across six provinces, making up a quilt of stories—stories about individual farmers and committed donors, about people from rural and urban communities working together, and about creating something new, for everyone’s benefit.

Bees on Bee Balm on an ALUS Elgin pollinator habitat project.

This year, ALUS Canada invites you to join us in making a real difference on the ground—for bees, for badgers, for bogs, and for all Canadians.

Help us make more of what counts—one acre at a time.

To learn more about ALUS Canada, or to make a donation to their cause, please visit their New Acre™ Project campaign.

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