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Save Our Northumberland County Farmland – Small Change Fund

Northumberland County’s rural and agricultural lands are at risk from unsustainable development.

For example, a Quebec-based developer is proposing to build 800 homes on 196 acres of prime farmland in Alnwick-Haldimand Township.

Once we lose agricultural land, we can never get it back! Help us save Northumberland County’s rural and agricultural lands and support sustainable development in our communities.

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