Caño Palma Emergency Fund

Hello, my name is Charlotte and I am the Station Manager at the Caño Palma Biological Station . I know I have met many of you who will be reading this and that there are many others who may have been to the station before me or who are part of the COTERC and Caño Palma family in some way. 

Thank you for visiting this page and for all of your support over the years.

It is not easy for me to write this, but we need your help. The COVID-19 pandemic took the whole world by surprise, and we're no exception!  Its effect on our situation is reaching a critical point. Without volunteers and interns, and without the fees they pay, our future is looking bleak. There is a possibility that we will not be able to continue the important work at the station - monitoring flora and fauna in an incredibly biologically diverse setting, provide experiential education to all who visit, and continuing the hard work of which all of you have been a part. 

It pains me so much to think of that possibility and I want you all to know that Manuel and I have taken great measures so that everything we have strived for can continue. We have reduced costs greatly at the station but even with all the changes we are making, it may not be enough. If you can, would you please consider making a small donation? If you can’t, please consider helping share our story.

All of the hard work by you and by all is at risk of being lost if we are unable to support the station during the pandemic shutdown.

We know you can't travel and we know all of you are facing your own set of challenges, but we are hoping that you, and others like you, would consider supporting the station to keep Caño Palma going.

Your donation will help ensure the station can continue to operate after the pandemic without shutting down.

Thank you,
  • Cole Jower 
    • $100 
    • 16 mos
  • Dave Lasham 
    • $100 
    • 20 mos
  • Greg Mayne 
    • $150 
    • 20 mos
  • Suzanne Van de Straat 
    • $185 
    • 20 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 20 mos
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Station Cano Palma 
Pickering, ON
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