Friends of Island Lake Awarded Ontario Trillium Foundation Funding for Completion of Island Lake Trail
April 7, 2015 – Member of Provincial Parliament Sylvia Jones announced today that the Ontario Trillium Foundation will provide $136,500 to the Credit Valley Conservation Foundation to complete the final two kilometres of a ten-kilometer lakeside trail at Island Lake Conservation Area in Orangeville. The funding will improve the quality of community recreational infrastructure.
“MPP Jones and the Friends of Island Lake have worked incredibly hard to build the Island Lake Community Trail, and we are thrilled to receive this support from the Province. The 10 kilometre fully wheelchair accessible, walking and cycling trail is a project which will benefit residents of our watershed for generations to come, and will encourage healthy active living within a beautiful setting,” said Terri LeRoux, Executive Director of the Credit Valley Conservation Foundation.
The Ontario Trillium Foundation grant will help the Friends of Island Lake achieve their $800,000 Close the Gap Fundraising Campaign. The trail construction project is expected to be completed by the end of this year. When complete, the trail will link with trail networks that are planned or existing in Orangeville, Mono, Caledon and Dufferin.
“I am pleased to see the Credit Valley Conservation Foundation receive an Ontario Trillium Foundation grant to help complete the trail at the Island Lake Conservation Area.” said Jones. “The CVC Foundation, the volunteer members of Friends of Island Lake have created an incredible trail system that is enjoyed by our entire community and visitors to the area.”
Individuals and companies interested in supporting the development of the trail are encouraged to contact Terri LeRoux of the Credit Valley Conservation Foundation at 905-542-9159. For more information about the trail and the work of the Friends of Island Lake, please visit www.cvcfoundation.ca
Credit Valley Conservation Foundation
Co-Chair, Friends of Island Lake