Support the (A2A) Algonquin to Adirondacks Collaborative
Editors’ Note: Rewilding Earth editors share with our readers the year-end letter from our friends at A2A Collaborative. The Algonquin to Adirondack connection is among the most important regional wildways in the proposed continental Eastern Wildway. Please see John Davis’s notes from his exploration of the US side of A2A here.
Dear friend of Eastern wildlands and wildlife,
I am writing to ask you to consider a donation to A2A in this time of double crises. In the past few months the effects of climate change have become all too apparent. We are seeing the floods and fires that have been predicted by scientists for years. And we can see that the first victims are the beings of the natural world.
Literally billions of creatures were killed in Australia’s bush fires last year. We have yet to really know the full destruction the fires and floods in the western U.S. and Canada have wrought. It’s easy to feel hopeless. However, consider the many things we can do, from reducing fossil-fuel burning travel, to decreasing our overall consumption, to urging policy changes.
And you can help wildlife survive more directly: I am writing you today to ask that you consider supporting A2A, the organization that promotes healthy, connected habitat in the Algonquin to Adirondacks region, where biodiversity still has a fighting chance.
How does supporting A2A help with the devastating loss of biodiversity that comes from climate change?
Your donation will provide the connected habitat that helps creatures get to where they need to be, whether it’s escaping a flood, or a fire, or moving to where they can find food or shelter. When their needs for healthy habitat like forests and wetlands are met, ours are too, giving us clean water and protection from floods and wildfires.
A2A has been doing this work for years. But it’s a massive job in a huge landscape. We have decision-makers to convince and threats such as invasive species and inappropriate development to confront. The second crisis, covid, has made fundraising very challenging, since holding events has been unsafe. So I am appealing to you to support our work as generously as you can in 2021. Please visit our website at a2acollaborative.org or contribute by cheque to the Algonquin to Adirondacks Collaborative, Box 88, Lansdowne ON Canada K0E 1L0 or to 311 Satterlee Hall, SUNY Potsdam, NY 13676. A2A provides charitable receipts in both the U.S. and Canada.
p.s. I hope that you can help A2A to save wild creatures, both for their own intrinsic value and for the beauty and wonder they provide to us and to future generations. The A2A region still provides some of the best opportunities to save our native North American wildlife, but we must not delay. Please help today!