Together, we can acquire the first publicly accessible protected area on Thetis Island!
Who: Thetis Island Nature Conservancy (ThINC), Cowichan Community Land Trust, Islands Trust Fund, community members and supporters like you
What: Raising $560,000 to acquire 16 hectares (40 acres) of Coastal Douglas-fir ecosystem at Fairyslipper Forest. As of October 1, 2016 with your support, we have raised $324,474 (58%).
When: 100% of the funds need to be raised by June 2017.
Where: Fairyslipper Forest is on Burchell Hill on Thetis Island. Thetis Island is one of Canada’s islands in the Salish Sea, just north of Salt Spring Island.
Why: Fairyslipper Forest has significant watershed values and contains sensitive Douglas-fir / Arbutus woodland which is considered to be endangered or threatened in British Columbia. By protecting the property as a nature reserve, Fairyslipper Forest can mature into an old growth forest. Community members and visitors will be able to enjoy the property’s hiking trail, local students will benefit from using the land as an outdoor classroom and habitat will be maintained for species at risk.
How: Donate or pledge today. Each donation of $35 can protect 10 square metres. Gifts of $150+ will receive an Islands Trust Fund Birthday Calendar in recognition of your generosity. If an individual or a group inspired your generosity we are happy to send e-card recognition. Please send us an email after donating with the name and contact email that you wish us to send recognition to.
To learn more about the project please contact us or visit ThINC's website.
If you would like to make a pledge towards the purchase of Fairyslipper Forest, please download this Pledge Form. Your completed form can be returned to the address on the form or by email.
If you would like to donate to the Fairyslipper Forest campaign, please click the orange button below.
Jennifer Eliason, Manager
Islands Trust Fund
Thetis Island Nature Conservancy