2020 has been an unprecedented year for the world – with many people feeling anxious about the future and vulnerable in the present. More than ever we understand the values of relationships and human kindness, and the peace, comfort and wellbeing that nature delivers us. This year we, at the Land Between charity, have worked tirelessly to develop meaningful programs where individuals, kids and communities can participate, learn, gain new skills and experiences and support conservation. We have created online Community Science programs, school curricula, educational resources, and new apps and technologies to help us care for the Land and Wildlife. We have also trained volunteers, collaborated with partner groups, and brought on young vibrant staff. Together we rescued hundreds of turtles, incubated over 14000 turtle eggs, researched rare bird and reptile habitats, met with harvesters to advance our collective knowledge about the state of our forest ecosystems, shared Traditional teachings with children in schools and explored new solutions, and we restored significant areas and acres including shorelands. In 2021 we are preparing to install turtle underpasses, bird monitoring stations, and manage invasive species. We are cataloguing agricultural innovations towards local food security, advancing the capacity for the green building sector, and supporting the creation of an Indigenous Land Conservancy.
More than ever, as the world is distracted by an uncertain future, we need to ensure the source of our well-being is thriving today. All of nature flourishes to benefit us- by providing clean drinking water, pollinators and food sources, oxygen and air filtration, assistance in climate regulation and climate change resiliency, medicines, essential products, and also peace, inspiration and awe.
This year the challenges facing charities in Ontario, especially those focused on environmental conservation, have been extreme. Despite these obstacles, we have remained committed to Nature protection- to be an aid and a voice for those that cannot speak- the wildlife, wild spaces and next generations. We continue to strive to be part of the solution.
We expect that the difficulties in areas of capacity, funding, and legislative supports will only increase- unless we can show Ontario that nature holds value and that our health and wellbeing are tied to it’s vitality. Part of that demonstration must involve having living areas and wildlife to connect to. Therefore we are asking you to consider us in your year-end giving. Consider becoming a monthly donor, or making a gift in 2020 to The Land Between.
We work to ensure each dollar is used wisely and leveraged to extend its value. We appreciate your support in any amount.
We wish you peace, love, and health for 2021.
With warm wishes,
The Land Between charity