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To make a donation to rare, please fill out the form below.

To symbolically adopt a species at rare, for yourself or in honour for a friend on their birthday, holiday, wedding, graduation or any special occasion, click here to Give the Gift of Nature!

To add a tree to the Forest of Memories, fill out the form below, make a minimum donation of $150, then select the “Forest of Memories” option in the Fund Selection. Be sure to select “I would like to dedicate this donation” and fill out the information of the person you are making this tribute to.

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Full name of organization: rare Charitable Research Reserve Address: 1679 Blair Rd, Cambridge, ON N3H 4R8 Charitable Registration #8776 15914 RR0001 With 24 different habitats and more than 5,000 species identified across rare’s 1,200+ acres, the goal of rare is to preserve its sites and their ecosystems, for the community to enjoy in their natural states now and for the future. The benefits of intact habitats are enormous and go beyond aesthetic beauty, or the benefits to human health, or the health of flora and fauna — rare’s original property alone provides an annual benefit of more than $10,000 per acre in ecological services, including groundwater storage, flood mitigation, nutrient and waste management, and carbon sequestration. Through sustainable management, sensitive lands and research sites are protected while the public can enjoy over 14 km of trails, extensive community gardens and regular interpretive events. The emphasis on community education and engagement, based on living together in reciprocity, comes from our belief that sustainability is an attainable goal that can be reached if we recognize people as part of the environment and work together towards responsible stewardship. The lands are also promoted as a living laboratory for research — including in-house monitoring programs and partnerships with other institutions, citizen scientists, artists and Indigenous Peoples. Research then informs restoration practices and education programs through a Chain of Learning that reaches even the youngest learners in a program called Every Child Outdoors (ECO), a model of active, hands-on, problem-based environmental learning, driven by inquiry in the out-of-doors. YOU make this possible. Thank you!