WELCOME to The Kensington Conservancy
Close your eyes and envision a northern Ontario landscape. Water, quiet with the ripples of a local loon passing by, sun sequins sparkling off the dripping dew, trees towering overhead like loving protective grandparents watching over young children. What an amazing scene. But, how many of these landscapes are left? What can be done to protect these places from the many threats that can permanently alter ecologically sensitive areas? Threats of intensive and inappropriate development, exotic species infestations, and toxic water pollutants are very real.
The Kensington Conservancy is a land trust that works to protect lands and waters by purchasing property, accepting donations of land, and through voluntary conservation agreements. These protection methods are all aimed at protecting our precious landscape in perpetuity.
The Kensington Conservancy also believes that conservation and preservation can also be achieved through the good stewardship practices of all property owners. We work with local landowners, farmers, governments, schools and other organizations to develop programs that will promote greener and less intensive development, best land and water management practices, invasive species control, and low impact recreational activities.
Our membership includes residents of Canada and the United States who represent various interests including permanent and seasonal residents, government, business, and the scientific and academic communities.
As one of North America’s few binational land trusts, The Kensington Conservancy is a registered charity in both Canada and the United States. .» read more
Desbarats Shore Community Map
MAKE SURE YOUR COTTAGE IS ON THE MAP!
Mark your cottage on the map along with the appropriate name. Please keep the name as short as possible. To ensure respect for privacy we would ask that all those wishing to be on the map please sign the attached and return the permission form
Deadline for inclusion is May 5th, 2011
Did you notice the TKC holiday card this year? The map on the card was a preview that is now available to pre-order! It is a map of the shoreline of Desbarats, the place we all hold near and dear, and will show all of the camps and cottages in the area (with owners permission). It is a revision of the wonderful map Tica Marquart created that many camps still have on their walls today. This map was beloved by many for it’s iconic representation of our shoreline community and the families that live there in the summer months. As the years have passed, camps and cottages have passed to the newer generations, and more cottages been built. Andy Foster had an idea to update the map, and TKC embraced this project and will be selling the maps as an ongoing fundraising effort.
In the next few weeks TKC members will receive an email asking for consent to add cottages/camps to the map. Please take the opportunity in the days prior to receiving this email to talk this over with everyone involved in your camp/ cottage to decide what name will be depicted on the map. For example, one camp will be labeled Killaly Point instead of listing O’Connell, Stevenson, Petty and Vincenzo.
Pre-orders for the map can be made online at www.kensingtonconservancy.org and the maps will be available for pickup from the Kensington Conservancy office for $100.00 beginning in June or it can be shipped for a $10.00 shipping and handling fee.
Desbarats Map Committee Chair: Sarah Vincenzo
TO ORDER: Call 705 782-2200 or order online