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Giving Tuesday supports youth and local conservation areas

December 4, 2023   ·   0 Comments

By Brian Lockhart

Nov. 28 was Giving Tuesday, and the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority invited watershed residents to show support for local conservation efforts by helping NVCA meet its Giving Tuesday goal of $10,000.

Giving Tuesday is the world’s largest generosity movement, created in response to Black Friday. It is an opportunity for people around the world to stand together and support their communities or give to the causes they believe in. Giving Tuesday Canada is celebrating its 11th anniversary this year, and millions of Canadians took part.

Even if you missed giving on Tuesday, you can still donate to the NVCA through Canada Helps or by visiting the NVCA’s administration office.

Funds raised from Giving Tuesday help protect and restore rivers and streams, and children will have opportunities to learn and appreciate the natural world. This will create more resources for trail maintenance, and NVCA staff can continue to monitor streams, rivers, wetlands, forests, and groundwater so residents can learn about their local environment.

“Our staff have many years of experience in using donations as leverage to raise even more funding through grants and partnerships,” said Doug Hevenor, CAO of NVCA. “Some programs can use $1 to generate $4 to support their programs.”

There are other ways you can support the NVCA. The Conservation Authority has a line of Tiffin and Nottawasaga Bluffs-themed apparel, with clothing featuring local artists’ designs. Proceeds go to NVCA’s Giving Tuesday campaign.

For those with a more hands-on approach to contributing, you can join the team of dedicated NVCA volunteers.

“NVCA’s inaugural Giving Tuesday campaign in 2022, raise over $10,000,” Mr. Hevenor explained. “Just this year alone, over 500 volunteers donated their time. This generous support has allowed us to continue to protect and preserve our watershed. On behalf of all the staff from NVCA, I would like to thank our watershed residents for their continued generosity and support.”

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