Donations To Date
Although the Lake Scugog Enhancement Project is not an official project yet, (see below) we are overjoyed that we are already at 18.25% of the necessary donations and grants of $2,000,000 to make it happen. Our strategy will be to find one third of the funds from government sources, one third from non-governmental organizations and companies, and one third locally. Some of the total has already been spent on design and testing.
We would like to give thanks especially to the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation for their faith in us and in this project. They have contributed, in advance, the stunning amount of $200,000. They recognize the value of this project to the water of Lake Scugog.
We also need to thank Durham Region for contributing over $60,000 toward commissioning the design of the project from GHD Engineering, and to Scugog Township for contributing another $10,000 to pay for water and bottom muck testing. We are also thankful for many in-kind donations from the Township and Kawartha Conservation in the way of help with testing, planning, contracts, engineering, etc.
We already have a pledge of $50,000 as well from an individual donor who wishes to remain anonymous at this point.
CMS Web Solutions set up this website and have been invaluable help getting our social media on track.
Additional detail on what must be done:
As part of the Class 1 Environmental Assessment required for the Lake Scugog Enhancement Project, the official design must be presented to the public for comments. Following this the project must be presented to and approved by Scugog Township Council which is expected to be on November 28. Comments from the public and Council will be incorporated into the design if necessary. In addition, the plan must be approved by the Trent-Severn Waterway, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and the Ontario Ministry of the Environment. Most of these organizations have been made aware of the detail of the project already. In addition, more depth tests and bottom muck tests must be carried out and analysed by Kawartha Conservation.