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 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!