LEGACY FUND TO SUPPORT THE MIDDLE MAITLAND RESTORATION PROJECT IN NORTH PERTH
APRIL 25, 2019 (LISTOWEL, ON) – The Stratford Perth Community Foundation is pleased to announce the recent creation of the Middle Maitland Restoration Fund that will support the Maitland Valley Conservation Authority’s (MVCA) restoration projects in North Perth.
Through his volunteer work with the MVCA, local business leader Tim MacDonald, first learned the Middle Maitland River’s water quality had significantly declined due to nutrient runoff and storm erosion. The MVCA had a plan to restore the river, but the organization lacked sustainable funding. That’s when Tim MacDonald decided to establish the Middle Maitland Restoration Fund, an endowed fund that will provide an annual grant to the MCVA each and every year. “If the Middle Maitland is to be restored, we need to start at the source,” says Tim. “Planting trees, shrubs and native perennials along the river will support restoration of the entire system.”
“It is a privilege for our Foundation to assist Tim with establishing this gift to North Perth, and to manage the Middle Maitland Restoration Fund,” says Heidi Culliton, Executive Director for the Community Foundation. “Endowed, this Fund will provide vital grants to support MVCA’s restoration projects today, and for always.”
The Middle Maitland Restoration Fund will be formally announced at the Middle Maitland Restoration Project Celebration to be held Friday, April 26 at the Listowel Memorial Park Amphitheatre (details below).
Tim MacDonald has generously established this Fund with a long-term goal of reaching $1M. He invites the community to join this initiative and contribute to the Fund. To support this Fund, please visit www.spccf.ca.
Middle Maitland Restoration Project Celebration
Friday, April 26, 2019, 11:00 a.m. to Noon
Listowel Memorial Park Amphitheatre (rain location is the meeting room in the Steve Kerr Memorial Complex)
Roxy Rae, Marketing and Outreach Manager, Stratford Perth Community Foundation
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Heidi Culliton, Executive Director, Stratford Perth Community Foundation
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About the Stratford Perth Community Foundation
Created by and for the people of Stratford, St. Marys and Perth County, the Stratford Perth Community Foundation, has been the region’s Community Foundation, and partner in philanthropy, for 15 years. Uniquely positioned, the Community Foundation connects people who care with community organizations addressing the region’s community priorities. As one of 191 Community Foundations across Canada, the Community Foundation manages endowed funds and provides vital grants throughout Perth County. For more information about the Community Foundation please visit www.spccf.ca.
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