The Thousand Islands Watershed Land Trust is happy to announce that the Trevelyan Farm Project is complete, adding more than 175 acres of protected land to the area. The property sits on part of the Leeders Creek Wetland Complex and 100 acres of forest, ecosystems that will forever be protected by the Thousand Islands Watershed Land Trust.
The property has been secured with the support of the Government of Ontario and Ontario Land Trust Alliance, through the Greenlands Conservation Partnership, which helps conserve ecologically important natural areas and protect wetlands, grasslands and forests that help mitigate the effects of climate change.
“Our government is expanding Ontario’s green spaces to protect important natural areas and provide people with more opportunities to get outside, enjoy our beautiful province, and stay healthy,” said David Piccini, Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks. “By collaborating with conservation leaders like the Nature Conservancy of Canada and the Ontario Land Trust Alliance, Ontario can achieve our shared goals to protect our land, air and water for future generations.”
“Thanks to the generosity of the Ambrose family and the partnership between our government and the Ontario Land Trust Alliance, the Trevelyan Farm Project is protected for future generations of our community to enjoy,” said Steve Clark, MPP for Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes. “I’m proud of how our government is working with all our partners to protect and enhance Ontario’s green space to promote healthy, sustainable, and resilient communities in Leeds and the Thousand Islands, and all across the province.”
Through the Greenlands Conservation Partnership, a total of $50 million will be invested over four years, including $20 million from the Ontario government, and another $30 million from other sources, such as individual donations and foundation support through the NCC and the Ontario Land Trust Alliance, and other levels of government.
We would like to thank the Ambrose family for their donation; Trevelyan Farm will forever be protected, and the Ambrose family’s generosity will never be forgotten.