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Support Conservation in the Long Point Region watershed

The Long Point Region Conservation Authority is a registered Canadian charity committed to protecting, restoring and managing the natural resources and features in the Long Point Region watershed.  Make a difference and support local, on-the-ground conservation initiatives and cultural heritage projects.

Many Ways to Give

Help us continue to strengthen our programs and inspire a healthier environment in the Long Point Region watershed.


  • Conservation Area Gift (General Donation)
  • In Memoriam (Long Point Region Memorial Forest)
  • Land
  • Support Backus Heritage Village


What You Can Do

General Donation

The simplest method of giving is through a single gift to the Long Point Region Conservation Authority.  Your donation will be used locally to protect and restore the environment in the Long Point Region watershed or to enhance visitor experience at our conservation areas.  Make cheques payable to LPRCA and mail to 4 Elm St., Tillsonburg, ON N4G 0C4 or call 519-842-4242, ext 221 to make a donation by phone.

In Memoriam Donation

Making a gift to the Long Point Region Memorial Forest is a special way to honour a family member, friend or a colleague who has passed away.   Your donation will provide a lasting recognition while supporting LPRCA’s efforts to increase tree cover.  All gifts made in memory go towards planting trees and help to create a greener future for the next generation.  

The Long Point Region Memorial Forest is located at the entrance to Backus Heritage Conservation Area.  A dedication service is held annually on the third Sunday in September to commemorate all those for whom memorial donations have been received.

Recognition labels are not attached to the trees in order to ensure their continued good health.  A permanent record of all donations, and the people they commemorate, is kept in a memorial register located in the Conservation Education Centre at Backus Heritage Conservation Area.

You can make an in memoriam donation by calling 519-842-4242, ext 221.

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Donations of Land 

Are you a landowner in the Long Point Region watershed with property that includes natural features such as forest, wetland, streams, creeks or valleys?  Would you like to work with the LPRCA to protect these ecological features for future generations?

The LPRCA accepts donations of land from generous landowners wishing to help ensure a legacy of a cleaner and healthier environment that is protected for generations to come.  All potential land donations are assessed to ensure that they fit within our strategic priorities and conservation programs.

You can choose to donate all or part of your property now or through your will. If your property qualifies, the Ecological Gift Tax Program offers added incentives to make a gift of property. Your lawyer, estate planner or financial advisor can offer guidance that is personalized for your situation.

The Long Point Region Conservation Authority has a great deal of experience working with conservation-minded landowners.  For more information on donating land, please contact the LPRCA’s General Manager at 519-842-4242, ext 225 or email

Support our Local Heritage

Time can take its toll on historic structures and buildings at Backus Heritage Conservation Area.  Help LPRCA preserve our cultural heritage and connect people with history.  Consider a donation to help restore significant heritage structures in Backus Heritage Village or support heritage conservation with a gift to the Backus Heritage Village Trust Fund.  In memoriam donations may also be made to the Backus Heritage Village Trust Fund.

The Backus Heritage Village Trust Fund was established with the goal of providing funds for projects that would otherwise not be undertaken in the Heritage Village.  Each year, since 1992, interest generated from the Trust Fund has been used by the Conservation Authority to renovate buildings, as well as, support curatorial and interpretive services.  A donation to the Heritage Village Trust Fund will help support the 1798 Backhouse Mill, Backus Homestead or one of the other fifteen historic structures.

Gifts through the Backus Heritage Village Trust fund or specific project campaigns directly support the programs and sustainability of Backus Heritage Village for current and future generations.  If you are interested in helping the Long Point Region Conservation Authority protect and restore Backus Heritage Village contact the Curator at 519-586-2201, ext 3 for details.