Business Partners Pitch in for Nature

– Growing Network of Green Groups supporting Land Trust Conservation Efforts –

 (Port Rowan, Ontario)  Local businesses and musicians are throwing their support behind the Long Point Basin Land Trust’s (LPBLT) conservation efforts in our community. The Land Trust is a charitable non-government conservation group which protects natural habitats, helps recover species at risk, and works with volunteers on wildlife research and habitat restoration projects. Support from a growing number of businesses is helping the Trust deliver effective environmental programs and reach larger and more diverse audiences.

 “Over the coming year, we will be working with businesses, partners, and our growing network of volunteers to deliver innovative and effective conservation programs,” said Gregor Beck, Conservation Science Director for the Land Trust. “We are really excited to be partnering with conservation-minded businesses to help protect the environment and we look forward to celebrating our region’s natural biodiversity together.”

 Two upcoming events illustrate some of the ways the Land Trust is partnering with business for conservation:

 August 20-22, 2010. LPBLT will take part in Fred Eaglesmith’s 16th Annual Charity Picnic. Land Trust volunteers will be at the music festival Saturday and Sunday talking about nature reserves, how to help monitor reptile populations, and conservation issues. (Event info:

 October 3, 2010. LPBLT ( and Long Point Eco-Adventures ( will co-host their first EcoFest. Activities include: hawkwatching, birdwatching hikes, demonstrations on native plant gardening and attracting butterflies and birds; presentations; guided tours of zipline and astronomy facilities. (Long Point Eco-Adventures, 1730 Front Road near Turkey Point.)

 Long Point Basin Land Trust acknowledges with thanks the support of the following business partners: Cobb & Jones Law Office; Fred Eaglesmith Charity Picnic; Long Point Eco-Adventures; Millard, Rouse & Rosebrugh, Chartered Accountants; St. Williams Nursery & Ecology Centre and Pterophylla Native Seeds; Acorus Restoration: Native Plant Nursery; Royal Oak Feeds and Birdtown Store; South Coast Gardens: Nursery & Garden Design; and, Steve Armstrong Excavating.

 “The Land Trust is very grateful for the support received from businesses, musicians, partners, and volunteers,” noted Beck. “We encourage like-minded businesses and volunteers to contact us so we can work together to further conservation efforts in our region.”

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 Long Point Basin Land Trust is a charitable non-government organization which protects and restores natural habitats in the Carolinian Region. The Land Trust promotes conservation through outreach, research, habitat restoration, and species at risk recovery. LPBLT owns and stewards two nature reserves. For further information, visit: or contact Gregor Beck (E:; mobile: 519-718-2910)

Long Point Basin Land Trust extends its sincere thanks to the Ontario Trillium Foundation for its support of this program. The Ontario Trillium Foundation is an agency of the Government of Ontario.