Our donors provide an indispensable source of funding which allows the EC to carry out ongoing projects (such as our Healthy Shorelines initiative and dissolved oxygen sampling) and to initiate new ones. In 2020, as we prepared to launch a large-scale, comprehensive Aquatic Ecosystem Monitoring (AEM) program, those same donors backed us with unprecedented financial support. The Stony Lake Heritage Foundation – a long-time supporter of EC projects – contributed $7,250 to this vital work. Collectively in 2020 our lake associations donated $6,300 to support both ongoing projects and the new AEM program. Supporting associations are the Kawartha Park Cottagers' Association, the Association of Stony Lake Cottagers, the Upper Stoney Lake Association, the Juniper Point Cottage Owners' Association, the Birchcliff Property Owners' Association, the White Lake Cottagers Association, and Sandy Point Association. In addition, we received a new grant for $1,000 from the Federation of Ontario Cottage Associations (FOCA). All of these donors play a critical role in protecting our natural lake environment.
Of course, we welcome the donations of individuals, too, and are grateful for the generous support of our community! If you'd like to contribute to the work of the EC, you can do so by donating to the Stony Lake Heritage Foundation (tax receipts available) by clicking here.