Saving the Land you Love on Lake Superior

US taxpayers can support the Lake Superior Watershed Conservancy with a gift that is tax deductible in the US!

Thanks to a partnership with American Friends of Canadian Conservation, US taxpayers can help us protect ecologically important land in the Canadian Lake Superior watershed, and receive tax benefits in the United States.

Conserve your Canadian property through a gift that is tax deductible in the US.

American Friends of Canadian Conservation was created to remove the tax and legal barriers that prevented US taxpayers from permanently protecting their Canadian natural lands. Gifts of land and conservation easements to American Friends are charitable donations in the US and effectively not subject to Canadian Capital Gains Tax. Learn about the bi-national tax incentives by downloading Save Some Green: A Handbook for US Taxpayers from American Friends’ website.

The Lake Superior Watershed Conservancy would partner with American Friends to complete your conservation gift and would be the local land steward. Contact Joanie McGuffin to discuss your property and conservation interests, or Sandra Tassel, Program Coordinator, American Friends of Canadian Conservation, 360-515-7171, for information about tax benefits and the procedures for making a land or easement gift.

You can also support our work in one of the following ways:

  • Use your credit card to donate online to Lake Superior Watershed Conservancy at American Friends’ secure site. (You can make a one-time contribution, or you can set up a recurring gift. Minimum gift $200 US.)
  • Donate stocks, bonds or mutual fund shares to American Friends to avoid US capital gains taxes while receiving a tax deduction for the current value of your securities. Contact Sandra Tassel at 360-515-7171 or for instructions.

Thank you for your support of the Lake Superior Watershed Conservancy through the partnership with American Friends!

How To Help

Protecting the greatest Lake on Earth means we all have a role to play in addressing the threatening elements of climate change, biodiversity loss, pollution, invasive species, and the diversion of water from the watershed.

We believe in the power of our collective effort to solve these challenges.