2023 Adopt An Acre

January 8, 2024


Quinte Conservation (QC) proudly announces the success of its 2023 Adopt An Acre campaign, which surpassed all expectations with a staggering 273 acres adopted —73 acres beyond the initial goal of 200 – raising $8,190.

“We are grateful to the individuals, organizations, and businesses for their incredible response to our 2023 Adopt An Acre campaign. The generosity has exceeded all expectations, showcasing a shared commitment to preserving our local green spaces. The overwhelming success of this campaign emphasizes the impact of community-driven conservation,” says Brad McNevin, Quinte Conservation CAO.

The resounding support and enthusiasm shown by adopters has helped QC secure critical funds for the rebuilding of the Hi-Lo Bridge at the H.R. Frink Conservation Area.

Built in 1993, the original Hi-Lo Bridge spanned the silver maple swamp, allowing visitors of all ages to travel through a wide range of habitats and ecosystems: succession field, field to forest ecotone, mixed forest, swamp, and river for 25 years. In 2018, the bridge was ultimately removed due to unrepairable damaged.

The H.R. Frink, serving as a cherished community hub, holds immense environmental and recreational significance for locals and visitors alike. Rebuilding the Hi-Lo Bridge will ensure continued access to the ecosystems and educational opportunities offered by this beloved conservation area.

“Celebrating the incredible success of our Adopt An Acre campaign is just the beginning. While the community's support has been nothing short of remarkable, we want to emphasize that our work is not yet complete. Although we raised $8,190, the rebuilding of the Hi-Lo Bridge remains a significant undertaking,” says McNevin.

QC’s mission is not yet complete. To fully rebuild the Hi-Lo Bridge at the H.R. Frink Conservation Area, QC estimates an additional $50,000 is needed.

The community can continue to support the Hi-Lo Bridge Rebuild and the H.R. Frink Conservation Area by visiting quinteconservation.ca/donate. Learn more about the Hi-Lo Bridge Rebuild at quinteconservation.ca/adopt-an-acre.

About Adopt An Acre

Adopt An Acre plays a pivotal role in supporting upgrades and improvements to Quinte Conservation Area trails and vital structures such as bridges, boardwalks, shelters, picnic tables, and benches. These enhancements have made the local green spaces more enjoyable for all, ensuring that they remain an asset to the community.

Adopt An Acre enables nature enthusiasts and conservation advocates to symbolically adopt an acre of Quinte Conservation land. In return, adopters receive an official certificate and a tax receipt, making it a meaningful gift or a personal commitment to environmental stewardship.

About Quinte Conservation

Quinte Conservation is a community-based environmental protection agency that serves 18 municipalities in the watersheds of the Moira, Napanee and Salmon Rivers, and Prince Edward County. Our programs, services and working alongside residents create a sustainable ecosystem where people and nature live in harmony. More information about Quinte Conservation is available at www.quinteconservation.ca.


For immediate inquiries, contact:
Taylor Hermiston
Communications Coordinator
613-968-3434 ext. 123