Wintergreen Fund

Wintergreen Fund logo

Mission/Vision Statement

Wintergreen’s mission is to protect, conserve and restore our community’s unique natural heritage and environment. Their vision is to be the lead community organization in ensuring a clean, healthy and sustainable environment.

Description

The Wintergreen Fund for Conservation was founded as a registered charity in 1997. The Fund for Conservation exists to raise support and funding for the Mattagami Region Conservation Authority. The Mattagami Region Conservation Authority is legislated under the Ontario Conservations Authorities’ Act, 1946 and charged with the duty of managing renewable natural resources on a watershed basis. As a charitable organization, receipts are issued for donations, which provides a tax relief for supporters.

The Wintergreen Fund for Conservation is a local non-profit foundations made up of local citizens who have a keen interest in conservation and the protection of the environment.

Wintergreen Board of Directors

  • Michael Doody – Chair
  • Mark Joron – Vice-Chair
  • Jennifer Bonsall– Secretary/Treasurer
  • Kees Pols
  • Marilynn Paradis
  • Sue Sorochan
  • Anita Damini
  • Claude Beaudin
  • Ben Legouffe
  • Kees Stryland
  • David Yaschyshyn
  • Joy Galloway
  • David Vallier
  • Scott Tam
  • Crystal Percival
  • Jim Duncan

Donations

Protecting our natural environment is our collective responsibility. Contributions from individuals, corporations and volunteers help us to conserve and manage more than 360 hectares of our watershed, protecting source water, wetlands, forests and trails.

Corporate support and community partnership are also vital to long-term preservation of our natural lands, trails and watershed. From major gifts to sponsorship, there are several opportunities

Emilia Pauzé painted this beautiful rendition of the newly constructed Gillies Lake South Shore Promenade.

Emilia Pauzé painted this beautiful rendition of the newly constructed Gillies Lake South Shore Promenade.

to become a community partner and play an integral role in sustaining a conservation legacy.

Make a cash donation. Donors are provided with a charitable receipt for income tax purposes. Cumulative gifts of $500 or more are recognized annually on this website. To make a cash donation, please contact us.

Make a Memorial Gift in honour of a special person or event. You can also dedicate a bench, picnic table or tree within your favourite conservation area. To learn more or to proceed with arranging a tree, picnic table or bench, please contact us.

Wintergreen Volunteers tend to the Gillies Lake Garden

Community Events

What’s Happening?

Wintergreen offers a variety of opportunities for you to get involved. From maintaining gardens, to guided hikes and special fundraising events, there is something for everyone to take part in.

Student Bursary for Environmental Conservation

The Wintergreen Fund for Conservation is proud to recognize the efforts of our youth in protecting and enhancing our local environment. Many of today’s students will lead tomorrow’s environmental efforts.

One $500 bursary is awarded annually to a student entering into the environment field in a full-time college or university program.

Shop

Several publications are sold to help raise monies for various projects and special events throughout the community. All the proceeds from the sales of these publications are reinvested into community conservation.

For more information regarding the sale of these publications, please contact the Conservation Authority Office at 705.360.2660 or email mrca@timmins.ca.