American Friends

St. Peter's Island lighthouse by Brett MacKinnon

American Friends

Prince Edward Island has long enjoyed a strong bond with many regions of the United States. Historically, many families had members traveling back and forth to Boston or elsewhere on the U.S eastern seaboard for work. Those family ties often remain, with cousins, grandparents or other relations on both sides of the border. The Island has also long been a draw for Americans wanting to get away from it all for the summer holidays. Currently, American ownership in PEI is a little more than 3 % of all land.

Island Nature Trust can provide some tax benefits to Americans who want to support our conservation work through donations of land, securities or cash. Since 2018, we are a grantee and partner with American Friends of Canadian Land Trusts. This American charity is able to provide American taxpayers with charitable tax receipts that can be applied to their U.S. income. To find out more, please contact us or American Friends of Canadian Land Trusts. You can also find a helpful guide to cross-border conservation on our Resources page.