CONSERVATION MANITOU is a registered charity and is accredited by Environment Canada under the Ecological Gifts Program.

Its mission is to preserve and protect the ecosystem and natural environment of Lake Manitou and its surroundings by acquiring land and conservation easements, either donated or purchased, and providing stewardship services in perpetuity.

The region around Lake Manitou comprises important topographical, ecological and heritage features. It is situated on a high plateau, and its mountains, mature forests, wetlands, streams, tributary lakes, and abundant flora and fauna, form a vital ecosystem contributing to the health of the lake and its watershed. “It is also a priority sector for facilitating the movement of wildlife in the Lower Laurentians”, explains Stephen Takacsy, Chair of CONSERVATION MANITOU. “The area surrounding Lake Manitou forms part of the Tremblant-Prevost Natural Corridor included in the conservation plan of the Nature Conservancy of Canada which has identified it as one of the eco-sensitive zones most at risk in the Laurentians.”

President: Stephen Takacsy
4342 Westmount Avenue, Westmount, Quebec H3Y IW3

Online Donations – Conservation Manitou

Your contribution supports permanent protection of lakes, rivers, shorelines, wetlands, and forests in some of Canada’s most beloved and threatened regions.

American Friends of Canadian Conservation operates like a donor-advised fund – accepting gifts of cash, securities, and land from U.S. taxpayers like you who recommend grants to qualified partner organizations. American Friends is a U.S. 501(c)(3) publicly-supported charity; therefore your donation is tax deductible in the U.S.

By contributing on this page, you are requesting that American Friends use your donation (minus a small percentage retained to cover costs of administering the grant program) to make a grant to Conservation Manitou. Please read the terms for making grant recommendations to American Friends.

Type the amount you want to contribute in the box below and provide the information requested. Please consider making a recurring gift. You can cancel at any time.

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If you prefer to send a check go to the Donate Cash page for instructions.  To donate securities, please contact Sandra Tassel, 360-515-7171 or


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