Donating to the Friends will result in positive benefits for Muskoka’s freshwater resources, including our 1,628 lakes.
When you donate to the Friends of the Muskoka Watershed, you help provide essential financial resources allowing us to continue to perform vital, high-quality, independent freshwater environmental research and remediation programs and projects. This has a direct, positive effect on maintaining and sustaining the environmental health and vibrancy of Muskoka’s watersheds and, thereby, Muskoka’s economic health and vibrancy. As we continue to grow our capacity and capabilities, your donation will help secure our ability to attract the best minds in freshwater research to tackle complex challenges and take effective action through innovative solutions.
Furthermore, as we broaden our partnerships, research conducted in Muskoka will have a beneficial impact on a global scale as we take a leadership role in the science of freshwater and environmental health.
What an extraordinary legacy. You and your family continuing to enjoy the natural, spiritually-uplifting beauty of Muskoka, for this generation and generations to come, a Muskoka which will be admired for global environmental leadership, simply because you care enough about our Muskoka to become a Friend and a donor.
Patrons of the Muskoka Watershed
Our Patron of the Muskoka Watershed program is ideal for those who wish to contribute over a defined, extended period of time. Your gift of a minimum donation of $1,000 per year for 3 consecutive years helps immensely in allowing us to efficiently plan and support our programs across multiple years.
Patrons, and our Benefactors, will benefit by:
- enjoying a special gala presentation each year which will include dinner, an update on our progress during the year and one or two special guest speakers;
- receiving short, succinct quarterly updates on how their donations are working for the benefit of Muskoka;
- being honoured on a wall to be constructed in the Muskoka Limnology Institute when it is built; and
- receiving special recognition (if desired) in our newsletters, annual reports, and programs.
Patrons may be individuals, organizations, companies, educational institutions, foundations, etc.
For the Patron of the Muskoka Watershed program, we request that you commit to the following:
- a minimum annual donation of $1,000;
- for 3 consecutive years;
- renewable at the end of year 3 at the discretion of the Patron.
To become one of our valued Patrons, please download and complete a copy of this form and return by mail or in person at our offices in Bracebridge.
Muskoka Freshwater Research Benefactors
Not only will our Benefactors help us decidedly in achieving our Environment Care and other research and environmental program goals, your gift will contribute to our ultimate achievement of establishing an independent Muskoka Limnology Institute (MLI) which will become the premiere solutions-oriented freshwater and environmental research institution in Canada. We envision the MLI, as we affectionately call it, as having local focus with global impact.
If you would like to discuss becoming a Muskoka Freshwater Research Benefactor, please call us at 705-646-0111 or complete the information on our contact page, and we will arrange to meet with you at your convenience.
We are sincerely grateful for the generosity and commitment of all of our members and donors. Thank you.