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The Rideau Waterway Land Trusts is very active in the community it serves and always has projects underway.  Whether these be land acquisitions or projects on lands we already own the common link between projects is there is always a beginning and an end.  In other words, a project could be a land securement. Once the funds are raised the property is secured and the securement project is over.

This site allows our supporters to DONATE ON-LINE or you can mail your cheques to:

Rideau Waterway Land Trust
Box 91, Seeley’s Bay, ON, K0H 2N0

No matter your method of making a gift to the RWLT all gifts of $25 or more will receive a charitable receipt.

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Rock Dunder Laneway

Stanley Lash Lane on Rock Dunder

Stanley Lash Lane on Rock Dunder

The laneway, known as Stanley Lash Lane, into Rock Dunder from Highway #15 is a private laneway which must be maintained by the RWLT, at the RWLT’s expense, if the property is to remain open for community enjoyment.   Shortly after acquisition in 2006, the RWLT built the parking are and trailhead as well as a significant portion of the laneway.  With annual maintenance this part of Stanley Lash Lane remains in good condition.  The first 400 metres in from Highway #15, or as we know it “the hill”, must be rebuilt.  It was prone to washouts in the extreme weather events of the last few years and on occasion had to be closed to the community.

We began in 2013 when, using the proceeds of the inaugural Beau’s Walk, the brush was cut, the culverts replaced and the initial grading took place.  Although this eliminated much of the washout problem we must finish the final grading and put the finished crushed stone surface on the laneway in 2014.

 

Morton Creek

Morton Creek

Morton Creek

The Rideau  Waterway Land Trust has an opportunity to secure the Morton Creek, both the bed of the creek as well as the shoreline, running westerly from Highway #15at Morton.   Not only is this area rich in ecological values providing habitat for many Specie at Risk including the Blanding Turtle, Grass Pike and the Grey Rat Snake but it is also part of the canoe portage route for those canoeists and kayakers making the trip from the Rideau to the Gananoque River.  Many families have already supported this project and if you agree that this land is important to the community please consider making a gift.

 

Edwards Wetlands

Edwards  Wet Lands

Edwards Wetlands

These properties are located on the shores of Big Rideau Lake near Portland.  In 2006 Ms. Edwards donated a conservation easement to the Rideau Waterway Land Trust.  Although she retained ownership to the lands she agreed to steward the lands and maintain their ecological treasures.

Unfortunately Ms. Edwards passed away but she bequeathed ownership of these lands to the community through the Rideau Waterway Land Trust.  The RWLT would like to complete the transfer of these properties to ensure their preservation in perpetuity but as with any acquisition there are costs.  Please consider a gift to the RWLT to help ensure the preservation of these lands in perpetuity. (link to come)

 

Sugarbush

Sugar Bush

Sugar Bush

In 2010, working with the community and Nature Conservancy of Canada the Rideau Waterway Land Trust was able to secure Sugarbush Island.  We now have an opportunity to secure 65 acres of mainland property including over 3500 feet on Lake Opinicon.  These new lands would include the grasslands that the RWLT Sugarbush trailhead and trail are located.

The donor of the lands is a US taxpayer and as a result the RWLT will be partnering with the American Friends of Canadian Land Trusts to enable this acquisition to take place.  If you would like to support this valuable addition to an existing-  support RWLT Nature Preserve please click here

 

Covington Property

Covington

Covington

This 32 acre gem is located on Bull’s Eye Lake just north of Sydenham.  The family and business interests of the family members that own the property have taken them to various parts of Canada and they are unable to steward the property in the future.  They have offered it to the RWLT to preserve in perpetuity.

In addition to habitat for many of Canada’s remaining species at risk, including butternut trees and grey rat snakes, the property includes a well- built cottage that the Trust will rent to responsible stewards providing some of the income needed to maintain the property.  More needs to be raised in order to see this property and its habitat preserved.   To donate click here.