Land Donation

Land Donation

You can leave a legacy for nature.

Protecting the land you love –  forever.

Moving off your beloved family land, but don't want it to become a shopping mall? There is another way.

The Rideau Valley Conservation Foundation is an experienced land trust accepting gifts of land from families who wish for their family's cottage or rural property to remain in a natural state forever. On average, we accept one or two properties each year to add to the stock of future conservation lands in our valley.

How it Works:

If you or your family members are divesting the responsibility and workload of owning natural land in the Rideau Valley, we offer the opportunity to preserve your special property in perpetuity, at no cost to you. It is possible – and more and more people are considering it.

When you call us in confidence, our knowledgeable staff can walk you through all the options available to make an amazing legacy gift while also supporting your estate and family. The Foundation pays all costs associated with the transfer of title, and gives you several valuable things in return: a charitable tax receipt for the fair market value of your property, real peace of mind about the future of your land, the possibility of naming rights for the new conservation area, and the satisfaction of offering a lasting gift to the next generation of Rideau Valley residents.

In this changing world we live in, one thing is certain: gifting your land to the Foundation ensures the land you love remains a naturally beautiful and functioning part of the Rideau Valley ecosystem in perpetuity. Now, there’s a nice feeling!

Lands donated to the Conservation Foundation are held in public trust as future conservation areas. Want to know more? Contact us today at 613-692-3571 or 1-800-267-3504 ext. 1126.

With Sincere Thanks

On behalf of the people of the Rideau Valley, we sincerely thank all of the donor families who made these very thoughtful and generous gifts. Lands donated to the Conservation Foundation include:

  • Alexander Property (Ottawa) 
  • Beals Property (Montague)
  • Boucher Property (Becketts Landing) 
  • Brown Property (Richmond)
  • Bula Property (Long Lake)
  • Curtis Property (Rideau River, Ottawa)
  • DePencier Property (Montague)
  • Drolet Property (Rideau Lakes)
  • Fine Property (Richmond Fen)
  • Fournier Property (Merrickville)  
  • Haire Property (Tay Valley)
  • Harvey Property (Elizabethtown-Kitley)
  • Kaczkowski Property (North Grenville) 
  • Lanark County (Beckwith)
  • Lackner Property (Ottawa)
  • Manning & MacPherson (Montague)
  • McAlpine Island (Christie Lake)
  • McEwen Property (South Frontenac)
  • McKay Property (Jock River, Richmond)             
  • Medley-Roziland Island (Central Frontenac)
  • Meisel Woods Conservation Area (Central Frontenac)
  • Merrickville Estates (Merrickville-Wolford)
  • Ruiter Property (Ottawa) 
  • Rideau Trail Property (Ottawa) 
  • Sawmill Creek Property (Ottawa) 
  • Sister Island Property (Upper Rideau Lake) 
  • Struthers Property (Elizabethtown-Kitley)
  • Four Acre Island - Big Rideau (Rideau Lakes)
  • Weiss Property (Upper Rideau Lake)
  • Wiseman Property (Tay River)

We are a member of the Canadian Land Trust Alliance and adhere to the Standards and Practices set out in the LT documents. Guiding principles in our land donation program include integrity, perpetual responsibility, and excellence in public service and good governance.

Please contact us to discuss this program and explore the options and benefits of land donation. There is no obligation, and no one will contact you unless you request it.

You can help

Protect the places you love. Donate today.