Barnum Creek Nature Reserve “Secure An Acre” Campaign

In 2018, Leopoldina and Margaret Dobrzensky, under Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Ecological Gifts Program, donated 500 acres to the Haliburton Highlands Land Trust (HHLT), and entered into a Conservation Easement Agreement with the Land Trust on an adjacent 100 acres.

The property, now known as Barnum Creek Nature Reserve, was opened to the public in October 2020. There are seven kilometers of trails to enjoy in all seasons. Trails range from easy to challenging.

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)