If you have any troubles with the forms on this page contact us at 250-703-2871 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
With our alternative gift cards you can make a donation in someone’s name instead of getting them a traditional gift.
Step by Step Guide:
1.Choose if you want to send an e-card, download a printable card or pick up a preprinted card from our office.
2.Fill out the appropriate form. You will need to specify the amount you want to give. Donation levels go from $25 to $1000 and are listed on this page. You will also need to enter the number of recipients – you can send multiple cards at a time as long as they are for the same amount.
3.Pay with a credit card or Paypal through Paypal. If you don’t want to use Paypal call our offices 250-703-2871.
4.You will receive a tax receipt for any donations you make this way and once you have completed your payment you may choose an art piece to keep or gift. If you do choose an art piece you will need to pick it up from our office. In addition, the Canada Revenue Agency requires us to deduct the cost of the printing of the art piece, which works out to 15%, from your charitable tax receipt.
Microorganisms including bacteria, fungi, algae and zooplankton are the most prolific organisms in estuaries. They are found within sediments and the water column and are an integral component of a healthy functioning estuary. They form the base of the food chain as well as cycle energy and matter. With your donation we are providing the conditions for these essential organisms to thrive at Kus-kus-sum.
Estuarine invertebrates include a wide variety of shellfish, worms, and crabs. These creatures are found in and on the sediment of salt marsh and mudflat areas. They feed on dead organic matter and microorganisms and feed fish, birds and other marine life. With this donation we will be providing the conditions for these essential organisms to thrive at Kus-kus-sum.
$100 Low Marsh
The low marsh is located along the river edge of the salt marsh. It is usually flooded at every tide and exposed during low tide. The lowest section of the Kus-kus-sum marsh will be wet at all tides. Plants in this area will include Lyngby’s sedge (Carex lyngbyi), sea milkwort (Lysimachia maritima), and silverweed (Potentilla anserina).
$250 High Marsh
The high marsh lies between the low marsh and the marsh’s upland border. Soils in the high marsh are mostly saturated, and the high marsh is generally flooded only during higher than average high tides. Plants in this area will include Springbank Clover (Trifolium wormskioldii), tussock grass (Deschampsia cespitosa) and Henderson’s Checker Mallow (Sidelcea hendersonii).
$500 Channels & Ponds
Channels and ponds weave their way through the salt marsh area. They will connect Kus-kus-sum to Hollyhock Flats (south) and provide passage, escape and refuge for fish and other aquatic species.
$1000 Trees & Shrubs
Trees and shrubs will be located on the salt marsh’s upland edge and other isolated areas on the marsh where elevations are slightly above the high marsh. This area is usually only flooded at extreme tides and under irregular conditions such as storm surges or wind-driven tidal inundations, and does not experience waterlogged conditions or severe salt stress.
You donate money in someone`s name and they receive a meaningful e-card like the one shown below. E-cards will be delivered on December 1st, 21st or 25th.
You donate money in someone`s name and you receive a printable card in your email. You then print and fold this card and give it to the recipient. Each card image relates to a donation level.
Habitat Components by Ian Fry
Either stop by our office or catch us at an event and you can choose a Keeping It Living Collection Art Card and a Kus-kus-sum Habitat Certificate to the value of your donation to gift to someone else.
Please note office hours are between 8:30am and noon Monday to Friday. We accept cash, cheque, credit card, debit and Paypal.