Love the Marsh! Campaign

Friends of Second Marsh needs your help to maintain and enhance the integrity of Second Marsh and the adjacent McLaughlin Bay Wildlife Reserve.

Our goal is to raise $500,000 over the next five years.  

“This graphic is one example of funding distribution. Love the Marsh! Campaign funds will be allocated at the discretion of the Board.” 

Our longer term goal is a wetland education centre!

Phase 1 of our campaign is to raise the first $100,000. 

Why donate?  A recent 2022 U.S. State of the Birds Report studied long-term trends of bird populations revealing widespread losses of birds in all habitats – forests, grasslands, deserts, and oceans – except for one. Over the past 50 years, bird populations have actually increased overall in wetlands, where investments in wetland conservation have improved conditions for birds and people.  Second Marsh is such a wetland and it is right in our own backyard.  It is home to:

•       305 bird species with 92 breeding bird species

•       8 reptile and 10 amphibian species

•       over 18 fish species

•       30 mammal species

•       588 plant species

•       8 provincially significant plant species

•       136 plant species regionally not present, rare and uncommon

We would greatly appreciate if you would make a one-time or monthly donation.
Alternatively, you may wish to involve family members, friends, or members of a club or class and make a group donation.
A tax receipt will be issued.

Help us protect and maintain the integrity of Second Marsh.  Become a Nature Supporter, Partner, Protector, Champion or Leader.  See the table below for donation opportunities.

Donation CategoryDonation Opportunity
Patron of the Marsh$25,000+
Leader of the Marsh$10,000 – $24,999
Champion of the Marsh$5,000 – $9,999
Protector of the Marsh$1,000 – $4,999
Partner of the Marsh$500 – $999
Supporter of the Marsh$1 – $499
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  • Send a cheque made out to Friends of Second Marsh and mail to PO Box 31003, RPO Kingsway Village, Oshawa, Ontario L1H 8N9
  • Call us at 905-723-5047

We thank you for your generous support.