Essex – The Essex Region Conservation Foundation has been enriching the Essex region as the Place for Life since 1977. “The Foundation raises funds to support conservation efforts in the Windsor-Essex-Pelee Island region,” explains Richard Wyma, the Foundation’s Executive Director. “Thanks to support from thousands of organizations and individuals, the Foundation has raised the funds to acquire and develop the regional greenway system, protected Cedar Creek, and LaSalle Woods, created new forests such as the Jamieson Forest, Rotary Legacy Forest and the Solcz Family Foundation Forest, and protected our heritage at the John R. Park Homestead and Kingsville Train Station.”
The Essex Region Conservation Foundation is currently seeking applications for volunteer membership on its Board of Directors. Board members should be passionate about protecting and restoring our local environment, and able to assist in achieving the Foundation’s fundraising goals to implement conservation projects.
“We are finalizing the goals of our $1 million Place for Life Campaign and raising $600,000 to create a new Heritage Centre at the John R. Park Homestead,” adds Foundation President Susan Stockwell Andrews. “We are hoping to engage people who are passionate about the environment to help raise the funds needed to implement important conservation projects in our region.”
Those interested are asked to review the membership expectations and submit the Expression of Interest form found at https://essexregionconservation.ca/conservation-foundation, along with their resume, by January 28.
Danielle Breault Stuebing
Director, Communications & Outreach Services
519-776-5209 ext. 352