Adopt a North American Beaver

Symbolically Adopt a North American Beaver

The beaver’s important role in Canadian history has earned this industrious, semi-aquatic mammal its place on today’s five-cent coin. Prized for its rich pelt, the beaver became a staple of the early fur trade, which led in turn to exploration that opened up vast swathes of new territory.

By the mid-1800s, the beaver had been trapped almost to the point of extinction. Since then, with protections in place for this national symbol, populations have rebounded.

One of the largest rodents in the world, the beaver is also one of the few animals that can reshape its own environment. By felling trees and constructing dams to protect its lodges, the beaver creates favourable habitat for a wide variety of other species.


This gift supports Bolton Camp

The proceeds from your symbolic adoption will support the transformation of Bolton Camp.

Once a much-loved overnight summer camp for low-income families, the Bolton Camp property is being redeveloped into a multi-faceted community space that will host pop-up retail shops, yoga classes, hike and bike camps, inter-generational cooking classes, outdoor festivals, maker spaces, and more.

Located at the headwaters of the Humber River, Bolton Camp boasts 102 hectares of green space, and a collection of more than 50 historic buildings.

For your donation, you will receive a certificate of adoption, fun and informative newsletters, and a charitable tax receipt.

Gifts made through Toronto and Region Conservation Foundation are donations towards programs and designated funds in support of The Foundation. The adoption programs, services, equipment, and programs described in this catalogue are representations of the Foundation’s programs.