News Release: The Savvas Chamberlain Family Foundation invests in regional land trust and environmental institute with the creation of a pollinator conservatory

The Savvas Chamberlain Family Foundation invests in regional land trust and environmental institute with the creation of a pollinator conservatory (Cambridge/North Dumfries March 6, 2017): The Savvas Chamberlain Family Foundation and the rare Charitable Research Reserve are taking steps to ensure the future success of pollinators in Waterloo Region with the creation of The Savvas […]

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News Release: Government of Canada improves accessibility for Canadians with disabilities in Cambridge

News Release For Immediate Release Government of Canada improves accessibility for Canadians with disabilities in Cambridge February 28, 2017                     Cambridge, ON                    Employment and Social Development Canada Today, Bryan May, Member of Parliament for Cambridge, on behalf of the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, announced improved access for Canadians with disabilities […]

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The rare review – Winter 2017

A boost in organic veggie output, the return of bobolinks, the 2016 BioBlitz and so much more – check out the latest edition of our newsletter, the 2017 Winter rare review. The printed version also came with a couple of inserts – check out our info sheet on Planned Giving and our Events Calendar for January […]

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Show your interest in the preservation of conservation lands and the plants, animals and ecosystem services supported by these lands, by taking the raresites pledge!  You will also receive general electronic communication about this initiative.

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#ThankYouThursday

Thank you, thank you, thank you! We don’t need an excuse to say thank you, but we thought we’d join the #ThankYouThursday movement anyways. Thank you for being a part of the rare family. Your constant support means a lot to us – whether you’re donating your time, reading our newsletter, walking our trails, coming out to an […]

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Winter Trail Closure notice

November 15 to March 15

Cliffs & Alvars Trail System is closed for the season. Indian Woods and Thompson tract are open all year.

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The rare review – Fall 2016

Restoring biodiversity in forest plantations, why we count butterflies, the regal serpent: A collaborative approach to at-risk reptile research, and so much more – check out the latest edition of our newsletter, the 2016 Fall rare review. The printed version also came with a couple of inserts – check out our info sheet on Planned Giving […]

25 Leading Corporations for Conservation; rare welcomes Maintenance Assistant Inc.

(Cambridge/North Dumfries July 26 2016): The rare Charitable Research Reserve is pleased to welcome Maintenance Assistant Inc. as the latest organization to join the charity’s Corporations for Conservation. Made official last week as representatives from the company toured the rare property and watched the Every Child Outdoors (ECO) program in action, Maintenance Assistant Inc. committed […]

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rare Supports Project to tackle one of the World’s 100 worst invaders

rare Supports Project to tackle one of the World’s 100 worst invaders (June 22, 2016 North Dumfries/Cambridge): We often hear about the impact of invasive species on our environment. Emerald Ash Borer has decimated Ash tree populations and costs municipalities millions in management costs; Common Reed, also known as Phragmites, is dominating roadsides and wetlands; […]

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SenseLabs: Call for Participants

We are currently seeking participants for an unusual and rare opportunity: the SenseLabs are coming to southern Ontario! First conducted in Lethbridge, Alberta, the SenseLabs are an initiative of Musagetes, a philanthropic artistic organization based in Guelph with a mandate to make the arts more central and meaningful in people’s lives. For the new SenseLabs […]

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