2024/25 Membership and Donation Form
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Note: Memberships become active when purchased. This form is for memberships that will expire March 31, 2025. Memberships for the following year generally become available around New Years Day.
Joining the Kingston Field Naturalists (KFN) includes a number of benefits:
Access to KFN and other Nature Reserves: KFN members may access our nature reserves near Frontenac Provincial Park and on Amherst Island. Access to the Amherstview Sewage Lagoons and Invista property is also available to KFN members by special arrangement.
Newsletter and Journal: KFN members are notified when the monthly newsletter and quarterly journal (The Blue Bill) are published on the website. For an additional cost, a paper copy of both will be sent by Canada Post.
Support Nature: The KFN supports many efforts to study, document and preserve nature. Members support these efforts through their membership fees and participation in the club.
Monthly Meetings: KFN members can attend our monthly meeting from September to April. Each meeting features a guest speaker who speaks on a topic relevant to nature and habitat conservation. Meetings may be attended in person or by video conference.
Events: The KFN organizes field trips and rambles for its members. These occur every month of the year and are led by experienced and knowledgeable members and guests. Additional annual and special events such as a bioblitz and bird surveys are also open to members.
The Kingston Field Naturalists is a well-established nature club and charitable organization. Its objectives are both the preservation of wildlife and natural habitats and the stimulation of people’s interest in nature. Donations to the Kingston Field Naturalists are used to fulfill these objectives. A tour of the KFN website will inform you of its many conservation projects and the history of the club’s many achievements using the funds donated to us. The Club gives charitable receipts for income tax purposes for donations of $10 or more. Donations can be directed into two major funds: the General Fund and the Habitat Preservation Fund. These funds are described below:
KFN General Fund
The KFN General Fund is used to support many projects, such as population studies of local endangered species and our annual bioblitz. It also allows us to conduct natural history educational activities for both adults and children, to promote awareness of, and respect for wildlife and nature.
KFN Habitat Preservation Fund
The KFN Habitat Preservation Fund is used for the direct purchase and maintenance of land to preserve it for wildlife, or to enhance wildlife habitat on suitable public or private properties. Using contributions from this fund, we have participated in the purchase and preservation of several parcels of prime wildlife habitat, with partners such as Ontario Nature, the Land Conservancy for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington, Nature Conservancy Canada and the Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority.