Our Annual General Meeting took place earlier this month where we shared some highlights from the past fiscal year (December 1, 2021 to November 30, 2022). These included:
- A total of $931,159 raised through donations, grants and endowment interest
- The Foundation Board approved the transfer of $736,260 to the Hamilton Conservation Authority (HCA) for the year’s conservation projects. These funds enabled HCA to:
- Complete the construction of the first wetland at Salfleet Conservation Area with our initial contribution of $500,000. The remaining funds to fully fund the construction of this wetland will be disbursed to HCA over the next few years, allowing HCA to re-direct budget and reserve funds to other projects;
- Welcome students back to Dundas Valley to participate in the Environmental Education Program in-person once again;
- Make trail upgrades at Crooks Hollow, add more horse hitching posts at Dundas Valley, and install accessible beach mats at Christie Lake; and
- Complete a scope of work study for the restoration of the locomotive tender at Westfield Heritage Village.
We continue to be grateful to our donors, for the continued belief in conservation and ensuring that programs and projects received the funding needed to continue.
Click here to review the Foundation’s full Audited Financial Statements.