|Full Name||Larmour Lands Appeal|
Donations are urgently needed by October 26, 2020, to complete the purchase of Lot H, one of two parcels of land that Salt Spring Island residents are raising funds to purchase and protect. Volunteers have worked diligently with the SSI Water Preservation Society to secure these important lands.
Over 90% of the funds for Lot H have been raised, and organizers must close the funding gap by October 26 to complete the purchase.
Thanks to the generosity of an island donor, the next $15,000 donated will be matched dollar for dollar. You can double the impact of your donation! But donations for Lot H must be received by October 26.
Purchasing these lands will:
• protect vital forests and wetlands that filter and purify water as it percolates through the soils and ultimately feeds wells and lakes nearby, critical sources of potable water for Salt Spring Island residents
• conserve biodiversity and species at risk, including the Western screech owl, pygmy owl, night hawk, and the blue-grey taildropper slug, red-legged frogs, newts, salamanders, fairy shrimp, and the Mexican freetail bat
• mitigate the effects of climate change: when the neighbouring 45 acres were cut in 2018-20, 15,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide were emitted, and it’ll take 60 years for any newly planted forest to be a net sequester of carbon
• honour Mike Larmour’s legacy: we have the opportunity to continue Mike Larmour’s lifetime of preserving and protecting water resources and the healthy watersheds that make them possible
The late Mike Larmour knew the value of biodiversity. He dedicated his life to preserving and protecting water resources and the healthy watersheds. Thirteen percent of Lot H is in the Cusheon Lake watershed, home to the largest remaining population of red-legged frogs on Salt Spring Island.
Every dollar counts. Donate now and double the impact of your donation! 100% of your donation goes into the protection of the Larmour Lands in perpetuity. Tax receipts will be given for donations over $20.
Ultimately, organizers hope to raise enough funds to also protect the other 20 acres (Parcel F) of these threatened lands, which includes farmland, over 8 acres of forest, two ponds, wetlands, and some of the largest trees on Salt Spring Island.
PLEASE e-transfer your donation to firstname.lastname@example.org today.
To receive a charitable tax receipt for donations over $20, complete the downloadable donation form on the campaign webpage: http://www.ssiwaterpreservationsociety.ca/protectlarmourlands.html
Sign up for campaign updates on the same page.
Please direct questions to Rodney Polden at email@example.com or 250-537-5082.