RIDEAU VALLEY, Nov. 18, 2021 – An investment in nature is an investment for the future – and with its generous Giving Tuesday matching pledge, McCooeye Wealth Management is helping to generate some big returns.
McCooeye Wealth Management, an advisory team with Mandeville Private Client Inc., will match up to $5,000 in donations to the Rideau Valley Conservation Foundation’s Steve Simmering Conservation Land Endowment Fund between Nov. 18 and Giving Tuesday, which lands on Nov. 30 this year.
This generous gift will help the Foundation cover annual maintenance costs for more than 6,760 acres of natural lands across the Rideau Valley watershed – costs like property taxes, fencing and signage. It’s mundane work, but it’s crucial to preserving these donated lands in perpetuity, as promised to the families who left them in the Foundation’s care.
In Canada and across the world, natural lands are being recognized as important allies in the fight against climate change. Wetlands and forests especially offer critical green infrastructure that can capture and store huge amounts of carbon, reduce the impacts of extreme weather and help clean our air and water. They provide thousands of dollars’ worth of environmental services which taxpayers would have to replace if these lands disappeared.
Even natural, undeveloped land costs money to maintain – up to $60,000 per property over time – and interest from the Steve Simmering endowment covers these annual costs each year. The principal remains invested to create a steady flow of cash year after year.
With McCooeye Wealth Management’s matching pledge, donations will do double duty to protect our current lands and give us the resources to accept new ecologically significant properties across the region in the future.
This giving season, let McCooeye Wealth Management double your impact and keep our watershed green forever. Visit https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/rideau-valley-conservation-foundation/campaign/giving-tuesday/ to donate today.
Mandeville Private Client Inc. is a member of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada and a member of the Canadian Investor Protection Fund.