Quinte area Santas have a chance to complete their Christmas list and help the environment at the same time.
Quinte Conservation is once again offering its Adopt an Acre program to help support improvements at local Conservation Areas.
Communications Manager Jennifer May-Anderson says, “The money raised with Adopt An Acre helps with informing the public about the local conservation areas. ”
May-Anderson says it makes people aware of their role in bringing invasive species to the areas.
People can symbolically ‘adopt’ an acre of conservation land for $20 for a loved one or friend.
Quinte Conservation hopes to adopt out 225 acres this year. Last year the program raised just over $4,000.
In the past, the program has helped to pay for habitat enhancement projects and invasive species removal as well as the signage.
Donors receive a tax receipt and an adoption certificate in the name of a loved one, friend, teacher or anyone who is interested in supporting a local environmental cause. People can adopt their acre by visiting or calling the Quinte Conservation office or going online to www.quinteconservation.ca.
This year, if people adopt two or more acres, they will receive a plush toy chipmunk or fox as a thank you for the donation.