The Fund will be administered by the Community Foundation of Kawartha Lakes, and allocations will be determined by members of the Canopy Project.
“As the Community Foundation of Kawartha Lakes continues to grow through the creativity of our community members, we are proud to partner with the Canopy Project Kawartha Lakes’ volunteers to contribute our strengths and guidance in philanthropic opportunities and local financial management as well as providing a ready-made charitable structure for them to leverage,” says Harry Stoddart, Board member and General Manager of Lindsay Agricultural Society. “Our board and affiliates are delighted with the tremendous work proposed by this venture – working together to make our communities healthier, safer, and happier by increasing the urban canopy in Kawartha Lakes.”
“As president of the Foundation and a father of two very young ones, I am extremely encouraged by the Canopy Project,” adds Mike Perry, CFKL President. “It is partnerships like these that are making a real difference in our community. It is time to focus on our environment as it impacts our health and wellbeing in Kawartha Lakes, now and into the future.”
The first planting project that has been chosen by the group is the property owned by the Boys and Girls Clubs of Kawartha Lakes.
The Club is thrilled to have been approached to become the first site for an urban canopy project,” says Amy Terrill, Executive Director. “Our property is a hub for families, offering a variety of facilities and trail connections. By increasing the tree cover and diversity on the site, we know that it will become a more welcoming, healthy space for children and families and serve as a source of education on the benefits of the urban canopy.”
The group continues to identify future planting sites and is also meeting with community partners to increase the urban tree canopy through education, advocacy and hands-on projects that increase the number and quality of trees in the city. The Fleming Urban Forestry Technician program has provided valuable insights and is developing a management plan for the BGCKL site.
To donate funds to the CPKL, we are encouraging the use of etransfer to the email -
firstname.lastname@example.org. In a separate email, please provide your full name, address and date of deposit for the benefit of a tax receipt, as well as the answer to security question.
Otherwise cheques can be issued to COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF KAWARTHA LAKES and
Community Foundation of Kawartha Lakes
Suite 211, Kent Place
189 Kent Street West
Lindsay, ON K9V 5G6
Or simply go to the website at www.kawarthafoundation.ca and following the links on CanadaHelps - to make a credit card donation directly.