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Romkey Pond & Admiral's Hill

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Donations of land and money, and the efforts of our volunteers, are critical to our continuing ability to meet our goals.
You can help KCC! Whether it's a donation of land or money, or a gift of your time, we invite your participation!

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To become a Sustaining or Full Member of the KCC or to renew your membership (and perhaps give an additional donation) click for our Membership Form or on the Canada Helps logo.

1. Sustaining Membership in the KCC - Join or Renew
Sustaining Members: Supportive members who are not able to reliably attend the mid-July Annual General Meeting. May attend and participate in membership meetings when able, may serve on KCC committees, do not have voting rights. Must include name and contact information.
2. Full Membership in the KCC - Join or Renew
Full Members: Able to reliably attend the mid-July Annual General Meeting; full members are voting Members. Must include name and contact information.

To direct your donation to one of our targeted funds, click for our Donation Form or the Canada Helps logo.

3. General Operations
The KCC's annual budget is typically $20,000 - $25,000 which includes taxes, insurance, legal, communication and property stewarding costs. We keep our overhead expenses at a minimum by operating without paid staff or an office.
4. Development/Maintenance of Properties and Trails
The KCC maintains an endowment fund to support long-term maintenance and protection of our properties and trails - Gaff Point, West Ironbound Island, the Murphy Wetlands, and others. Find more information on properties that KCC protects on Our Work Page.
5. KCC Decides
Rather than indicating where your donation will be used, you give permission to the KCC to decide based on where it is needed the most.

Tax deductible - Whenever you make a donation - of cash or other assets - the KCC issues a charitable gift receipt for the full value of the gift, thus all donations are 100% tax deductible, if used within five years.

In addition to cash, the KCC can accept stocks (US or Canadian), mutual funds, and RRSPs. This is a great way to give because, if the security is directly transferred to the charity and not sold by the giver, a tax receipt is issued for the current value and the donor is not subject to capital gains tax.

Donate Now! Another option is to donate on-line now by clicking the Canada Helps logo, as seen here and throughout our website.
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Gaff Point, Kingsburg

kcc bullet DONATIONS OF LAND - A number of our supporters have donated land that they wish to have protected forever by the KCC. The Murphy Wetlands, parcels at Gaff Point, and Marina Spidle's land on Kingsburg Beach are a few examples. We would be happy to talk to you about donating land, and about the tax benefits of such a donation. The donation of land for conservation is an important and permanent contribution to Kingsburg, Nova Scotia and beyond.

Talk to us and learn about the options for giving land and possible tax benefits. The KCC can issue a tax receipt for the current appraised market value of donated land, and there may also be other tax benefits.

If the land is ecologically sensitive, it may be eligible for further tax breaks through the Canadian Ecological Gifts Program, administered by Environment Canada.

We can provide you with information about a new program for U.S. residents who wish to donate land to a conservation organization in Canada and gain U.S. tax advantages.

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kcc bullet OTHER WAYS TO PRESERVE YOUR LAND - There are other options for landowners interested in preserving their land - conservation easements and split receipts.

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Conservation Easements: When owners wish to retain ownership of their land, but would like to place permanent protective restrictions on use of the land, arranging a conservation easement with the KCC is a viable option.

A conservation easement is a legal tool for land protection in which the landowner and KCC agree on specific, permanent restrictions on the use of the land, and alter the deed to reflect these. These restrictions are enforced by the KCC, as the conservation organization that holds the easement. There may be tax benefits to placing such a restriction on your land.

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Sand Dollar Beach

Split Receipts: In some cases, the KCC and a landowner may agree on a split receipt arrangement, part sale and part donation. In this case, the landowner sells at a substantially reduced price and receives a receipt for the donation of the remaining value. The Rimmingtons' willingness to make such a donation of land allowed KCC to protect a wetland area at Sand Dollar Beach.

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kcc bullet VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME - Your volunteer efforts would be greatly appreciated by the KCC! Our members participate in the following ways:

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  • e-mail about - undertaking special projects as needed by the board - helping with publicity, fund raising, gathering information on current issues, etc.
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If you have some time - a little or a lot! - that you can give to the activities of the KCC, please join us! It's rewarding and important work.

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