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PRIVATE CITIZENS AND COMPANIES CAN FINANCIALLY SUPPORT THE IMPLEMENTATION OF OUR CONSERVATION STRATEGY. SINCE APPALACHIAN CORRIDOR IS A NON-PROFIT CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION (NO. 854117488RR0001) ALL INDIVIDUAL OR CORPORATE DONORS WILL RECEIVE A CHARITABLE RECEIPT FOR THE FULL VALUE OF THEIR GIFT.

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MOUNT FOSTER
If you would like your donation fully attributed to the Mount Foster conservation project, please write MOUNT FOSTER on your check or type it in the comments section when you make your donation online.

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Send your cheque to: Appalachian Corridor, 37 des Pins Sud, Eastman (QC) J0E 1P0

 

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REPEATING DONATIONS

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MOUNT FOSTER

TOGETHER, WE MOVED HEAVEN AND EARTH.
IT’S NOW TIME TO MOVE MOUNTAINS!

The saga surrounding Mount Foster has been going on for almost a decade. Initially, the project focused on the development of nearly 70 lots. The project now focuses on protecting 75% of the territory in perpetuity, i.e. 217 hectares. In addition, the conservation project will provide public access to the Tour des Scouts via a trail network. We are now reaching to the surrounding communities to help us fund this larger-than-life project.

MOUNT FOSTER NEEDS YOU!

Appalachian Corridor would have preferred that this area be left intact with no real estate development, but this was not possible and we cannot go back. We can only try to maximize the conservation of natural environments in this area for the future of Mount Foster.

 

In the current context, the conservation gains achieved in the agreement are considerable. The most sensitive ecosystems and the rarest species are protected almost entirely. In addition, land acquisition costs make the completion of the conservation project possible.

  • protect three-quarters of the area concerned, 217 hectares of natural environments in the heart of a forest in the Green Mountain range;
  • provide the community with an access to a site of great ecological value (hiking trails and access to the Scouts Tower);
  • consolidate a large cross-border conservation initiative that expands from Vermont to Mount Orford;
  • resolve a long-standing conflict by reconciling real estate development and the conservation of natural areas.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)

What is Appalachian Corridor?

Appalachian Corridor is a non-profit conservation organization created in 2002, with a mission to protect natural areas in the Appalachians of Southern Quebec. It is lead by a seven member Board of Directors headed by President Marie-José Auclair. The Executive Director, Mélanie Lelièvre is supported by a multidisciplinary team comprised of two biologists, a GIS specialist, a communications and philanthropy coordinator, an Affiliate Members liaison agent, three conservation consultants, a coordinator dedicated to the Green Mountains Nature Reserve, an administrative assistant and a few dedicated collaborators.

Who are the Affiliated Members of Appalachian Corridor?

Appalachian Corridor developed a network that that brings together 17 local groups and Nature Conservancy Canada, a national organisation, all committed to the protection and stewardship of protected areas on private land. In addition to playing a leading role within the network, Appalachian Corridor provides technical, scientific, administrative and financial support. This partnership enables the implementation of Appalachian Corridor’s trans-border conservation strategy, as the organizations work collectively to maintain and restore a way of life that respects the ecology of the region from a perspective of sustainable development.

Who are Appalachian Corridor’s other partners?

Appalachian Corridor works with many other partners, notably local municipalities, the MRCs, watershed organizations and forestry agencies. To these are added 15 to 20 financial partners annually.

Why embark on a major fundraising campaign?

Since 2002, Appalachian Corridor receives financial support from local and national governments, but the organizations conservation project has grown to such an extent that it is now imperative to search for additional funds to improve its independence and its financial stability.

What is the campaign objective?

Appalachian Corridor has set an objective of one million dollars over a period of five years.

How will the money be used?

Appalachian Corridor will establish two funds:

An Emergency Bridging Loan and Safeguard Fund of $700,000 that will serve as leverage for the purchase of private properties for conservation purposes and as an instrument for monitoring and maintaining protected lands.

An Influence and Education Fund of $300,000 that Appalachian Corridor will use to increase its influential role among municipalities and MRCs in relation to taking biodiversity into account in land-use planning and to increase education and awareness activities within communities.

Who is targeted by the campaign?

The campaign will approach everyone: individuals, businesses and interest groups.

Will donations be tax deductible?

Yes. Appalachian is a registered non-profit organisation (#85411 7488 RR001) and can issue official receipts.

What is the fiscal impact of an annual donation in 2014?

Governments offer a tax credit programme to encourage donations to registered charitable organizations. The tax treatment differs whether it is for an individual or a business. Examples: download

Can donors spread their donation over several years?

Yes. A donor can, if desired, spread their donations over a period of five years. The installments can be made by cheque or by credit card.

Can we donate land?

Yes. It is possible to donate ecologically sensitive land in exchange for certain fiscal advantages. Appalachian Corridor offers an ecological donation programme. Ask for our documentation on the subject or contact us for an appointment.

Can we donate shares listed on the stock exchange?

Yes. In fact this is an excellent way to optimize your donation; it would give Appalachian Corridor a larger amount and would give a bigger deduction to the donor. Since 2006 the federal and provincial governments give an important fiscal advantage to those who donate shares to a charitable organization: the capital gains on shares are completely exempt from taxation! The donor receives a receipt equivalent to the real market value of the shares at the time of the donations in addition to impressively increasing the final contribution to Appalachian Corridor’s cause. Shares listed on the stock exchange include stocks, bonds and mutual funds. We can provide you with an information leaflet or you can consult an accountant or a tax advisor.

How will donors be recognized?

Appalachian Corridor has a Recognition Programme for different types of donors: individuals, corporative, institutions, organizations and foundations. We also respect donors who opt to remain anonymous. Ask for our Donor Recognition Program.

How can I obtain more detailed information?

For more information about the campaign, please contact:

MYLÈNE ALARIE

Campaign Coordinator,
Appalachian Corridor

BY PHONE

450 297-1145

BY EMAIL

BY MAIL

37 rue des Pins sud,
Eastman (Quebec)
J0E 1P0