Enhancing Island Lake



Get outside and explore Island Lake Conservation Area!
Learn about all the park has to offer here

Four ways you can support Island Lake

1. Find the Friends of Island Lake at Trail Donation Day on October 1, 2023 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the entrance of 4th Avenue, Hockley Road, and Hurontario Street North. The Friends of Island Lake will be collecting donations for the Vicki Barron Trail re-route project at Island Lake Conservation Area.

2. Make an online donation today.

3. Make a donation via mail or phone.  You can download our printable CVCF donation form and return with your cheque or money order, or call 905-670-1615 to make a donation by credit card.

4. Get your business or community organization involved. You have the opportunity to have a direct and profound impact on our community. Whether it is through sponsorships, donations, services or volunteers there are countless ways we can work together. Please contact Sharlene Hardwar, Philanthropy Specialist, at 647-285-8738 or Sharlene.Hardwar@cvc.ca.

Local Leadership at Island Lake Conservation Area

The Friends of Island Lake (FOIL) were 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.

The Friends of Island Lake officially meet four times per year in Orangeville. To learn more about how you can volunteer or get involved, please contact us by email at foundation@cvc.ca.

Current Priorities

  1. The creation of a Storybook Walk along the trail
  2. The re-grading of Murphy Hill
  3. Trail upgrades and accessibility improvements to the Vicki Barron Lakeside Trail

A History of Success

In support of Island Lake Conservation Area, the Friends of Island Lake have:

  •  Raised more than $2.6 million in donations (cash and in-kind labour and materials)
  •  Completed more than 10 kilometres of fully accessible trail at Island Lake Conservation Area
  •  Contributed more than 10,000 volunteer hours each year
  •  Hosted 12 incredible Bass Fishing Derbies that have attracted hundreds of visitors

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