July 14, 2017 – Have you been thinking about how you can support the environment and conservation efforts in your own community? The Kawartha Conservation Foundation is seeking new members to join its board.
“The Foundation is a great organization that provides members the opportunity to support grassroots initiatives that help protect our environment,” explained Foundation Chair Julia Taylor. “We support the goals and mandate of Kawartha Conservation through community outreach, education, special projects, events and fundraising.”
With a growing emphasis on the impacts of climate change, more and more people are asking how they can help and what they can do to make a difference.
“Kawartha Lakes and the entire Kawartha watershed is a diverse and unique area given the vast number of lakes, the Oak Ridges Moraine, our proximity to the GTA as well as a large mix of urban, rural and agricultural areas,” said Ms. Taylor. “We have a number of environmental challenges but we also have tremendous opportunities.”
Ms. Taylor said those opportunities involve bringing together like-minded individuals as well as people with diverse backgrounds to develop a plan for reaching new audiences, engaging citizens of all ages, creating a comprehensive appreciation for nature and our natural environment and working to achieve common goals.
“We are fortunate to live in such a beautiful area,” said Ms. Taylor. “We all have a responsibility to work together to help support our environment and to help protect it for future generations.
“The Kawartha Conservation Foundation provides an opportunity to work collaboratively bringing forward ideas that will help bring about real change in support of the mandate and strategic direction of Kawartha Conservation,” Ms. Taylor continued. “We welcome anyone who wants to be part of making a real difference in our community and across our watershed.”
People interested in learning more about the Kawartha Conservation Foundation or how to become a member can visit us Online at http://kawarthaconservation.com/foundation.
“I would encourage anyone with an interest in outreach and fundraising, event organization, granting writing or corporate donations and philanthropy to get involved,” said Ms. Taylor. “Board members can put in as few as four hours a month up to around 15 hours a month, depending on their role with the foundation.”