Friends of the Eramosa Karst ensure Conservation Area thrives as surrounding neighbourhoods grow

(l to r) FOTEK representatives Doug Dunford, Brad Gautreau and Margaret Reid present a cheque to Grace Correia, Foundation Executive Director, Cllr. Lloyd Ferguson, HCA Chair and Lisa Burnside HCA CAO.

The Friends of the Eramosa Karst (FOTEK) have donated $60,000 to the Foundation thanks to a grant from the Heritage Green Community Trust. The funding helps us complete the next step in efforts to plant a buffer of vegetation between the Conservation Area’s lush meadows and the surrounding residential developments. With continued growth around the Conservation Area, these plantings are more vital than ever.

The trees and shrubs funded through this donation will be planted, in part during a volunteer day on Saturday, September 21st. Normally this email would include a call for volunteers but, due to FOTEK’s overwhelming success in bringing community together, the event is already full!

This donation brings FOTEK up to the $100,000 Trustee of Conservation level on the Foundation’s Donor Wall and will be honoured at the Foundation’s 2020 Appreciation Evening next May.