CONSERVATION MANITOU Completes Acquisition of Hague Land Donation Appoints Delphine Favorel to its Board of Directors and Accepts Online Donations
July 12, 2018 (Ivry-sur-le-Lac, Quebec) – CONSERVATION MANITOU is pleased to announce that it has completed the acquisition of over 6 acres of forest comprising a hilltop on the south side of Lake Manitou. The land was donated by Ken Hague on behalf of his family in loving memory of parents Daphne (2013) and Kenneth (2018). At its Annual General Meeting of Members in May, the Corporation appointed Delphine Favorel to its Board of Directors in replacement of Arnaud Holleville whose position as Environment Coordinator at MRC de Papineau prevented him for continuing as a director.
“We thank Arnaud for his valuable contribution to our board and welcome Delphine as his replacement. Like her predecessor, she holds a master’s degree in biology. Over the past few years, she has been working with Réseau des Milieux Naturels Protégés, the largest association of land conservancies in Quebec, and her scientific background combined with her knowledge of the industry players in Canada will be a tremendous asset to us.” states Stephen Takacsy, Chair of CONSERVATION MANITOU.
Finally, in order to help reach its Stewardship Fund Capital Campaign target of $400,000 CONSERVATION MANITOU is now accepting donations online using Visa, Mastercard or Amex to securely support its fundraising efforts at https://www.conservationmanitou.ca/en/donate/.
CONSERVATION MANITOU is a registered charity and qualified recipient of Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Ecological Gifts Program. Its mission is to preserve and protect the ecosystem and natural environment of Lake Manitou and its surroundings, by acquiring land and conservation easements, either donated or purchased, and providing stewardship in perpetuity. It is one of the leading organizations dedicated to the preservation of natural areas in the Laurentians with approximately 1,227 acres of conservation lands under ownership located in the municipalities of Ivry-sur-le-Lac, Ste-Agathe-des-Monts and Saint-Faustin-Lac-Carré.