We need your help. Belfountain is about to be crushed by a 80-year gravel pit, 7.2 million litres of treated sewage from nearby Erin gushing daily into the West Credit river, and a dense suburban- style subdivision of 75 houses on our southern flank.
Belfountain has always welcomed you and you have told us how much you enjoy our village. These developments threaten to overwhelm our rural hamlet and destroy the cold-water streams, farmland, woodland trails, and wildlife habitat of this UNESCO-designated Biosphere Reserve in the heart of the Greenbelt.
The situation is urgent – we must act now. Our only hope to protect the hamlet and environs is to hire experts in hydrology and environmental law to prevent these disasters. But we are a volunteer, not-for-profit organization, and need to raise the funds to hire qualified experts.
We ask you to please contribute to our cause. Please be generous – but any amount is appreciated.
Donating directly to the B.C.O: 100% of donations made are used to pay legal fees, experts’ invoices, and administration costs. No tax receipts are available. The B.C.O. is an incorporated non-profit organization supported by volunteers. You can donate directly to the B.C.O. by cheque, cash or e-transfer by contacting treasurer@ belfountain.ca, or click on the link below to use PayPal at BCO to support the initiatives. 100% of donations made are used to pay legal fees, experts’ invoices, and administration costs. No tax receipts are available. The B.C.O. is an incorporated non-profit organization supported by volunteers. B.C.O. administration costs are outlined in our financial statements which are reviewed publicly at the Annual General Meeting and posted to our website.
Donating through Small Change Fund: For those of you who would like a tax receipt, we are pleased to announce that we have partnered with Small Change Fund. When you donate $25 or more to any of the three projects, you will receive a tax receipt. SCF does retain a percentage of the funds donated to support the services they provide as outlined on their website. Choose the project: (Manors of Belfountain Subdivision). Belfountain-needs-your-help (Erin Wastewater Treatment Plant) Cut-the-crap-save-the-credit or (JDCL Erin Pit Expansion), Gravel-pit-threatens-Belfountain. As projects are resolved and donations received are higher than the invoices for the project, the overage will be applied to the most urgent of the remaining two issues.
The residents and visitors who love Belfountain will thank you for years to come.
Judy Mabee, President
Belfountain Community Organization