Subject: Mid-Year update and an opportunity to participate………
Heading into 2017 there are many traditional and new activities which provide wonderful volunteer opportunities to help the Friends of Presqu’ile Park achieve our goals. Membership in the Friends of Presqu’ile Park requires only a desire to help the environment at Presqu’ile and a willingness to share the wonders of our special Park to young and old alike.
Sadly we cannot fulfil these desires without many hands contributing in a wide variety of ways through volunteerism. Here is a peek at what we have done, continue to support and hope to undertake in the upcoming years……..
Again this year we will be providing extraordinary educational support to a wide variety of constituents:
Environmental Initiatives… we continue to undertake various annual activities to give nature (the flora and fauna) a helping hand and through funding scientific research in the following way:
Trail Monitoring and Repairs… is more than an enjoyable walk in the woods as many hands and feet too, make our trails more pleasant and accessible.
Expansion of Support… our 2017 Business and Financial Plan lays out particulars for continuation of the many activities our Members expect and points out a need to establish a longer view for future years.
Long Term Plans: … Your Board spent time at our October meeting to learn from Rob Cunningham our Park Superintendent of areas for future development of activities which fit with the Park’s and the Friends longer term Vision for the Park. At a recent Board meeting, eight intriguing areas passed the first stage of assessment. Some may take considerable effort and collaboration but others could start as early as the fall of 2017 and definitely happen within 2018. More details will be shared at our Annual General Meeting in June and clearly more help will be needed……
Therefore… in order for us to make progress we need help from our Members now and must appeal to you all to consider joining us in this expansion effort.
Specifically help is needed in each of the following:
I cannot stress how very much we appreciate all of our existing volunteers who do a lot for us and still at the same time appeal for more… it’s a dilemma, but one so important to allow us to continue to be successful and also to expand…
Please check out our Website http://www.friendsofpresquile.on.ca/get-involved.php for more information and get in touch with us through any Board Member by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact me.
Steve Sinclair – Chairperson email@example.com 416 303 5285