Barnum Creek Nature Reserve “Secure An Acre” Campaign

Through the Federal Ecological Gifts Program, Leopoldina and Margaret Dobrzensky have donated approximately 500 acres to the Haliburton Highlands Land Trust. In addition to the 500 acre donation, the Dobrzensky’s have established a Conservation Easement on an additional 100 acres adjacent to the donation property. The HHLT will be responsible for the long term sustainable management of this property. Public access will be restricted on parts of the property as the Dobrzensky’s will continue to live on the property.

 The donation was announced at the 2018 Annual General Meeting of the Land Trust on June 2, 2018. The property will be known as the Barnum Creek Nature Reserve.

You can help support the ongoing stewardship of this beautiful property, open and maintain trails, post directional signage, build a kiosk with maps and information, and support the many species which call Barnum Creek Nature Reserve home.

When you adopt an acre, you receive:

  • A card mailed to you or you may enter an alternate mailing address for the card if you are sending it as a gift or honour.
  • Certificate – if requested.
  • Charitable Tax Receipts – for every one-acre adoptions of $50.00, 1/2 acre $30.00.
  • You may select the acre you wish to protect on our large wall map in the office.

Acres can be adopted by:

  • Donating online using  (just write in the message area, example,” I would like to adopt an acre of Barnum Creek Nature Reserve” Please include an note with an alternate mailing address for a card if needed.)
  • Using this link to connect directly to our own Secure an Acre page CLICK HERE
  • Visiting us at the office in Haliburton (please call 705-457-3700 first to arrange an appointment as our office is not always staffed)