EBC has grown. No acres in 1997, 1,100 acres in 2001, 14,800 acres now. 1,100 acres was a large woodlot in terms of stewardship. 14,800 acres of alvar, forest, woodlots, escarpment, wetlands, small lakes & Lake Huron shore is very different. And zero visitors in 2001, over 25,000 a year now.
More area, visitors, complexity; means more stewardship required.
Adopt an Acre What does this mean?
EBC has a Stewardship Fund and manages the fund so it grows each year. Each year we get some growth from the fund for stewardship. Principal stays in the fund.
Annual stewardship costs are $10 an acre. A $250 gift provides $10 a year income and covers stewardship costs for an acre. A $250 gift adopts an acre! $125 a half acre! $500 = 2 acres!