Conservation Manitou - 2018 Annual Report

The board of directors of CONSERVATION MANITOU cordially invites you to celebrate our busiest year ever by joining us for the 6th Annual Meeting of Members to be held Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 2PM at the Ivry-sur-le-Lac town hall. We are also proud to present you our 2018 Annual Report attached (see below).

Since our founding 6 years ago, we successfully:

1- Raised $2.25 million in cash donations from over 170 members and received $3.6 million in land donations (eco-gifts) from 12 landowners.

2- Acquired 1,330 acres of eco-sensitive natural areas with 4,400 feet of shoreline on Lake Manitou and 2,500 feet of shoreline on Horseshoe Lake.

3- Rezoned 638 acres with the help of the municipalities of Ivry-sur-le-Lac and Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, and created 8 protected natural areas around Lake Manitou.

4- Partnered with Nature Conservancy of Canada in acquiring 541 acres to help maintain ecological connectivity in the greater region.

5- Grew the Stewardship Fund to $136,000 to help cover the ongoing carrying costs of our conservation lands.

6- Created an Environmental Protection Fund to help the Municipality of Ivry-sur-le-Lac defend its bylaws against the lawsuit launched by l’Association des pêcheurs sportifs du Québec and formed a special committee with AALM and the municipality to continue closely monitoring this very serious threat to the health of Lake Manitou. 

Together we have accomplished these results with the strong support of our members and partners such as Nature Action Quebec, Echo Foundation, and Fondation de la Faune.                               

Our conservation efforts, which include ongoing stewardship of our acquired lands, depend on your continued support.

Thank you to all who are helping us Preserve the Future Together !