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Backmans Island and Covey Island Project

Dear friends of MICA,

If you believe it is important to bring Backman and Covey Islands into public ownership now is the time to come forward with a significant pledge and support our current campaign to purchase these islands.

The Pledge Campaign for this acquisition was launched at our Annual General Meeting on June 13, 2006. To date, pledges have been received totaling over $220,000 with individual pledges up to $20,000.

Both these islands are currently for sale. Backman is listed for $925,000 and Covey for $1,100,000.

MICA is in partnership with the Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources for the purchase of Backman; however, we will not know how much we will have to contribute until the final price is negotiated. We expect our commitment will be in the vicinity of $200,000. This purchase will be subject to Cabinet approval and funding being available from the Province and MICA.

We realize this is a very ambitious project however these islands are two of the very few in their natural state in Mahone Bay. These are the jewels of Mahone Bay. Picture them with a housing development or a large estate with NO TRESSPASSING signs around their shores. These islands currently offer a beautiful natural view plain for many residents, visitors, and those who enjoy the water - and of course, many people use these islands as an enjoyable picnic location.

MICA directors strongly believe in this project and together we can make it happen. We have a verbal right of first refusal for both islands and we could be asked to respond at any time.

If you believe it is important to bring these islands into public ownership, now is the time to make your financial pledge. Here is a link to the pledge form and here is supporting information on this project.

Please consider the following donor recognition (with your permission) when making your pledge:

Donor Recognition

$1,000 - $9,999
Name on project web site
Poster of island
Signage at public events recognizing donor levels

$10,000 - $49,999
Link to organization web site from MICA project site
Framed island picture
Signage at public events recognizing donor levels

$50,000 +
Link to organization web site from MICA home page
Framed island picture
Signage at public events recognizing donor levels
Press Release

We are able to take donations of public securities, which may be a more tax beneficial way for you to contribute. We will issue tax receipts for all contributions.

Click on this link to the pledge form for you to fill out and return to the MICA address.

We will call your pledge two months before the financing deadline. If you wish, MICA will recognize your donation in a tangible public way. We will issue tax receipts for all contributions.

After we negotiate a purchase, we will notify you approximately one month before calling on your pledge. Thank you for considering a pledge towards the Mahone Islands Conservation Area and enabling us to establish this legacy for future generations.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact any of the MICA Directors.

Sincerely,

Directors
Mahone Islands Conservation Association

November 2006

 
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