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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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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 […]

Toyota Funding Boost Increases Organic Veggie Output

Toyota partners with rare Charitable Research Reserve to help more families and food banks enjoy local organic produce  (Cambridge/North Dumfries June 9, 2016): Today the rare Charitable Research Reserve and Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada are pleased to announce a $100,000 funding partnership that is increasing the size of Springbank Community Gardens. With Toyota’s generous support, […]

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RBC Blue Water Project invests in water quality at rare Charitable Research Reserve

RBC Blue Water Project invests in water quality at rare Charitable Research Reserve (Cambridge/North Dumfries June 3, 2016): Yesterday, as the rare Charitable Research Reserve celebrated RBC Blue Water Day, Royal Bank of Canada presented a cheque to the oragnisation to further their conservation efforts in water quality. The $25,000 in funding from RBC Blue […]

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Help us win $10,000, The Great Canadian GIVING CHALLENGE, June 1st-30th, Turn the Map Green

Get charitable this June – join the challenge

Every $1 you donate through CanadaHelps qualifies us to win $10,000 – donate now! What would you do with $10,000? We would Turn the Map Green! Get charitable this June – join the Great Canadian Giving Challenge. We consider ourselves lucky to be a part of a likeminded community – one that understands the importance […]

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Cambridge, ON N3H 4R8
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