Donations needed to save eco-sensitive lands

Nature Trust fundraising to purchase ranch lands

  • Sep. 14, 2011 7:00 a.m.

Twin R Ranch is an important part of the waterway to Twin Lake area and is essential to the ecosystem, both to man and species at risk – it does need conserving. The Nature Trust (TNT), who are actively fund raising, have only until February 1, 2012 to complete their purchase. Environmental assessments will be done by TNT and dry land cattle grazing in select areas will continue. There will be unadvertised hiking trails . TNT realize the importance of fencing for cattle to protect the waterway.

The Lower Nipit Improvement District (LNID) has committed to give $1,000 in January 2012 with the condition that the donation is for the purchase of Twin R Ranch.

We, the LNID, are encouraging you to consider a personal donation of any amount – it all helps to “Save the Twin Lakes Property – 2,000 acres of grasslands and wetlands”.

Remember that over the years there were two Twin R Ranch development proposals-one in the 1970’s and another in the early 1980’s which did progress to printed plans and sale brochures. The ALR along with the LNID worked then to save the ranch. In 2008 the five large parcels of ranch land were for sale and in 2010 a foreign consortium wanted to purchase just the Horn Lake property for a resort.

Twin R Ranch has been owned by an absentee investor from Vancouver since 1990. Water of the Twin Lakes aquifer is already “over allocated” according to three hydrogeology studies and to have Twin R Ranch broken into small parcels of hayfields with constant irrigation would be a disaster.

To donate you may call toll free 1 866 288 7878 or on line at www.nature Cheques can be mailed to The Nature Trust of BC, #260 – 1000 Roosevelt Crescent, North Vancouver, BC V7P 3R4.

Thank you for your consideration of this important project.

The Lower Nipit Improvement District  can be contacted at 250-497- 8550.


Contributed by Lower Nipit Improvement District







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