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Look who's very, very close to being debt free

Monday, February 03, 2014   by: SooToday.com Staff

Algoma Highlands Conservancy (AHC) Executive Director Jennifer Cross was happy to share recent news regarding the organizations financial standing.

It seems the AHC is just a few short steps from being completely debt free.

"We have already raised $50,000 towards our Foster a Forest (FAF) campaign thanks to $25,000 in private donations and $25,000 in matching funds from The Echo Foundation," Cross stated in an email.

The Echo Foundation has said it will further match an additional $25,000 in private donations pledged by the end of this past December.

"With our demonstration of significant progress made towards this goal by the deadline date, the AHC was able to successfully negotiate an extension on the matching funds opportunity from December 31, 2013 to March 31, 2014," Cross happily reported.

The organization is now just $3,000 away from reaching its goal thanks to a number of donations from area residents, businesses and groups.

"Please consider helping us to protect the unique beauty and conserve the ecological wonders of King Mountain and Robertson Cliffs by 'fostering' an acre for yourself or someone you love," Cross said. "You can select a specific acre or acres from our virtual map or have one or more assigned to you. Acres are priced in four categories with costs being proportional to perceived ecological, aesthetic or recreational value of the fostered acre."

"Funds raised through this campaign will be used to pay down our outstanding mortgage and as a result will ensure that King Mountain and Robertson Cliffs will remain open and available to the public for silent sport recreation for many years to come," she explained. "As a token of our sincerest appreciation, you will receive a beautiful certificate with photographic representation of your chosen foster category, a tax receipt for the full amount donated, and the specific GPS coordinates of your acre."

For more information about the Algoma Highlands Conservancy's Foster a Forest campaign, please click here

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