The Massawippi Foundation and the Massawippi Conservation Trust acknowledge that lands that we have protected in perpetuity stand on the unceded ancestral territory of the Wabanaki Nation (Abenaki), the Ndakina.  We acknowledge that their history and relationship to this land and the water that flows through it, inspire us and guide our conservation work in our role as stewards of the land.

Who We Are

The Massawippi Foundation (FMF) supports activities that benefit the inhabitants of the Massawippi Valley and contribute to the preservation of the unique ecosystems in the region. The Fondation Massawippi Foundation is about people helping people. The dollars to fund our work come from individuals, foundations and corporations that support our goals

The Massawippi Conservation Trust (MCT) was established to conserve land adjacent to Lake Massawippi and its tributaries and provide stewardship services in perpetuity.

The sister organizations are focused on the areas of North Hatley, Saint Catherine de Hatley, Ayer’s Cliff, Hatley and Canton de Hatley.

Latest Articles

Hamnett Hill is one of the newer members of the Massawippi Foundation board, joining in 2020. In speaking with Hamnett, we discovered that it was his love of the region, […]

Not too far away from the Massawippi Trail in Sainte-Catherine-de-Hatley is another jewel of a place for bird watchers and for people who enjoy nature. The Ile du Marais site […]

Barred Owl: photo taken by Mahicans Diamond on the Massawippi Conservation Trust’s land. Whether you live in the city or the countryside, birds are a part of our daily lives. […]

Matthew Cleary came to Canada from California. He had been working in national and state parks in the USA and moved here with his skills and his Québecoise wife in […]

So much has been written on this topic it is hard to know where to begin. Let us start by the definition and what forest bathing is NOT. As you […]

Events and Features

1200 AC

of land conserved

12 KM

of trails created

$4 Million


People protect what they love. ― Jacques Cousteau

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