In looking at what we have accomplished this past year, we would like to highlight a few exciting things that have happened.
We are expanding our reach and moving to other regions in Canada. Thanks to an incredible group of Watershed Associations in Saskatchewan, and Nature Alberta, we are now working with waterfront property owners to take stewardship actions on more lakes with our Love Your Lake program. We worked very hard this year to develop our shoreline naturalization program into a model we can share that will give groups all the program resources and materials they need to naturalize shorelines. To find out more about what we have been up to for the last few months, have a peek at our end of year newsletter. We will continue to work with landowners locally in Ontario and will be piloting with other regions in 2017.
Our philosophy is simple. We believe that the only way to deliver stewardship successfully is by working at the grassroots level, supporting existing organizations that are already connected to the people that live and work in their communities. Our biggest challenge as an organization is acquiring the necessary financial resources to support the efforts of other stewardship groups in delivering programs. We want to do more… provide more cash support to grassroots organizations doing great work… more training on how to carryout shoreline engagement programs and more materials to give away. Our goal for the New Year is to obtain the necessary resources to meet this need.
Please help us by becoming a one-time or monthly supporter of our programs. If you donate by December 31st, through our website, you will instantly get a 2016 charitable tax receipt sent to you by email. We will allocate every single dollar to helping to protect our lakes and rivers across the Country.
We wish you the best during this holiday season, with a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year spent with family and friends.
All the best,
From our staff: Barbara, Jorden, Melissa, Karen, Chloe, Brent, and Heather
And our board: Andrew, Mike, Tom, Emilie, Mary Ellen, and Jeff