Island Lake Community Trails Campaign
A wheelchair accessible, walking and cycling trail around the perimeter of Island Lake that will link with trail networks that are planned or existing in Orangeville, Caledon, Dufferin and Mono.
The Friends of Island Lake was established in 2005 as a fundraising committee under the Credit Valley Conservation Foundation. The Friends were formed to enhance community involvement and awareness of the need to expand the current trail system at Island Lake Conservation Area.
The Friends of Island Lake are local residents and community members dedicated to ensuring that the community and its visitors benefit from quality educational, interpretive and recreational opportunities at Island Lake Conservation Area.
Our Success to Date:
In 2001, the South Shore Section of the Vicki Barron Lakeside Trail opened. The trail was officially named to recognize the outstanding contributions made by CVC's retired General Manager.
In 2007, the Island Lake Trail, the first community trail linkage to the Vicki Barron Lakeside Trail was officially opened. The 920-metre, fully accessible hiking and cycling trail was built by the Town Mono in partnership with CVC, the County of Dufferin, and Nottawasaga Conservation Authority with funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation.
In 2009, the North Shore section of the Vicki Barron Lakeside Trail was opened thanks to support from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the Town of Mono, Mountain Equipment Coop and the TD Friends of the Environment, Orangeville Chapter.
In 2010, the South Access Trail Section of the Vicki Barron Lakeside Trail opened providing the integral link to the Town of Orangeville municipal trail system. This section received significant funding support from the National Trails Coalition.
How You Can Support the Island Lake Community Trails Campaign
Make a cash donation
Gifts can be made in the form of cash, cheque, money order, credit card or online.
Make an in-kind donation of goods
Donors considering gifts of building materials, equipment or services should contact the campaign chair for advice. The campaign committee has a list of specific materials, equipment and services needed for the trail development and bridge construction. Where appropriate, tax receipts for gifts-in-kind can be provided.
Get your business or community organization involved
You have the opportunity to have a direct and profound impact on our community. There are countless ways we can work together whether it’s through sponsorships, donations, services or volunteers.
Give of yourself. Volunteers are always needed on our various fundraising sub-committees. Opportunities to assist with special events, grant writing, donor recognition etc. always exist.
Attend a Friends of Island Lake event
Throughout the year, the Friends will be hosting numerous fundraising events. Get involved. Attend. Spread the word.