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Conservation Education Centre

1267 Second Concession Road, Port Rowan, ON N0E 1M0
519-586-2201 | 1-877-990-9932


Revitalization Project

Opened in 1991, the Conservation Education Centre has been a destination for students and lifelong learners alike for 30 years. Now, with the support our community, the Education Centre is undergoing a revitalization to update the educational displays and improve the accessibility of the facility.

Our Project Goals

Updated Displays

        • New, up-to-date content that accurately reflects the current environmental realities of the Long Point Region watershed
        • Interactive opportunities for engaging learning
        • Refreshed Leaders in Conservation galley including updated exhibits from local waterfowling organizations including the Long Point Company and the Lee Brown Marsh

Improved Facility Accessibility

        • Improved lighting
        • Accessible entrances and washrooms
        • Updated flooring and wider walkways

The Conservation Education Centre will undergo renovations, with the grand reopening scheduled for 2023. We’re taking the exhibition to a whole new level – and you can help! Our fundraising campaign is underway and we are accepting donations to revitalize this important interpretive centre.

Donate to the Revitalization Project

Donations made to the exhibition project are eligible for charitable tax receipts in Canada. Online donations greater than $3.00 will receive tax receipts automatically. Donations of $25.00 and over made by phone (519-842-4242) will receive tax receipts upon request.

American donors can make donations through our partnership with American Friends of Canadian Nature to receive a US tax receipt. Contact LPRCA at 519-842-4242 or conservation@lprca.on.ca to learn more.

This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario.

Project Progress Update – January 2023

✔ Flooring in the Leaders in Conservation Gallery replaced.
✔ Flooring and lighting in the classroom space replaced.
✔ Entrance ramp replaced.
✔ Upper flood windows replaced.
In progress: washroom and front entrance accessibility updates.

Be part of our story

Donation Tier Eligibility Amount Recognition
Supporter $25.00 – $249.99 Online, supporter registry
Bronze $250.00 – $999.99 Online, donor wall
Silver $1,000.00 – $2,499.99 Online, donor wall
Gold $2,500.00 – $4,999.99 Online, donor wall
Platinum $5,000+ Online, donor wall

Donor Registry

Platinum Sponsors
The Chilton Foundation
Delta Waterfowl
Ducks Unlimited Canada
Estate of Harold C. Garton
George Klein
Long Point Company
TD Friends of the Environment
Vittoria Foundation
Gold Sponsors
Norfolk Community Foundation
In Memory of Dr. Bruce Bowyer
Ruffed Grouse Society, North Chapter
Silver Donors
Cameron Sferrazza
Gordon Chaplin in Memory of Leighton & Betty Brown
Joanne & Tony Leitch
Tom Davidson Jr.
The Winthrop Foundation
Bronze Sponsors
Barry Smith in Memory of Grant Smith
George Kusich
Long Point Lions Club
Order of Good Cheer
Rodney Twells
Stephen Waite
Thomas Davidson
William Papenbrock in Memory of Brian Baswick
Supporters
Derek McHale, in Honour of Ted & Wendy McHale
Elaine, Dave, Ethan and Claire Gosnell in Memory of Dr. Charles Baldwin
Tillsonburg Legion
Bevan & Sheila Smith
Ed Collins
Doreen Hodnett
Ross & Fern Slack
Linda & Bill Mahaney
Ken & Ruth Gow
Denise Neil & Ricky Lewis
Joyce Flexman
Bill and Donna Coughlin
Stephen & Janice Reid
Herb and Peggy Taylor
H & C Stuart
Cheryl & Brian Gaffney
Jim Coughlin
Laura & Tim Rodger
Patricia Raaflaub
Helen and David Wray
Colleen and David Judd
Diane Whitside
Tom & Debbie France & Family
Bob & Vicki Bowyer
Arnold & Maria Freitag
Linda & Frank Piersanti
Stan Rutter
Anonymous
Pamela Lorimer
Neil Dunning
Dennis & Diane Sovereign
Tim & Carol Judd
Keith Rumble
Karen & Ernie Weightman
Larry Lorimer
David & Debra Tait
Chuck McInally
Regina Lambert
Shirley & Ronald Rice
Marie Saunders
Paul Splinter
David & Ruth Stotesbury
Bob & Barbara Dougherty
George & Deanna Lloyd
Gloria Proracki
Jim & Emma Jackson
Shirley Burt & Kathy Woolley
Sheila & Glenn Phibbs
Lou & Sue Kociuk
Ann & Jim Jackson
Kathleen & Tom Kearney
Robert & Mary Defreyne
Fred & Sharon Judd
Brian & Marion Cook
Patricia Kinkel
John & Lynda Allman, in Honour of the Gage Family
South Coast Probus Club
Bob & Patti Bodig
Jack Nicholls
Catherine Ann Davidson
The Good Family