November 16, 2022


This winter, Quinte Conservation is concluding its 75th anniversary celebrations with a special, limited edition Adopt an Acre plush in honour of this year’s fundraising campaign! Once again, individuals will be able to symbolically adopt an acre of Quinte Conservation’s green space for a unique way to give the gift of nature this holiday season.

From November 17th through to December 22nd, 2022, donations to the Adopt an Acre program of $60 or more will receive Otis the Owl a limited-edition 75th Anniversary plush toy. Those interested in supporting this program can place their adoption online at or by visiting the office at 2061 Old Hwy 2 in Belleville. All orders requiring shipping must be placed by December 13th. Pre-orders for the limited edition plush are available now.

Corporate Services Manager, Tammy Smith, says “Each year, our amazing watershed community has been supporting the continued protection and maintenance of their favourite green spaces through the Adopt an Acre program, ensuring that these cherished areas are well-cared-for.”

Adopt an acre for $30.00 to receive an adoption certificate and a tax receipt. Adopt two acres for $60.00 and receive an adoption certificate and a plush toy.

Smith adds, “The extra special anniversary of Quinte Conservation’s 75th year of conservation is another great reason to donate to Adopt an Acre and carry on the Authority’s legacy of protection and preservation of nature. We can’t think of a better way for the community to support these treasured spaces so they can continue to be enjoyed for another 75 years – or more!”

All proceeds from the Adopt an Acre fundraiser go toward the continued protection and maintenance of Quinte Conservation’s areas. Over time, guests to these outdoor spaces will notice upgrades and improvements to trails and structures like bridges, boardwalks, shelters, picnic tables, and benches.

Quinte Conservation is a community-based environmental protection agency. It serves 18 municipalities in the watersheds of the Moira, Napanee and Salmon Rivers and Prince Edward County. It provides cost-effective environmental expertise and leadership. Quinte Conservation’s main goal is to create a sustainable ecosystem where people and nature live in harmony. More information about Quinte Conservation is available at


For more information contact: Kirsten Geisler, Communications Specialist (613) 968-3434 ext. 123