Jun 9, 2023

Friends of Island Lake Host Annual Spring Trail Donation Day

The Friends of Island Lake (FOIL) held their annual Spring Trail Donation Day on Saturday, June 3 at Island Lake Conservation Area in Orangeville. The event was hosted in partnership with Credit Valley Conservation Foundation (CVCF) and raised almost $1,000 in support of Island Lake’s Vicki Barron Trail re-route project. Orangeville Mayor Lisa Post also took part in the volunteer day.

“Trail Donation Day was a great opportunity for the whole community to come out and support the park,” said David Dyce, Chair of the Friends of Island Lake. “This year, funds raised will support our latest fundraising project, the re-routing of the Vicki Barron Lakeside Trail, making this a fully accessible trail that will increase safety and enhance the visitor experience at Island Lake Conservation Area.”

Since 2005, FOIL has raised over $2.6 million in donations and constructed more than 10 kilometres of accessible trail. They volunteer at several events throughout the year to help fundraise for key projects around the park.

The trails at Island Lake Conservation Area help connect the municipalities of Orangeville and Mono. The number of people on the trails has increased since July 2015 when the final bridges were installed on the Vicki Barron Lakeside Trail, creating a complete trail loop around Island Lake. Last year, the park welcomed 256,800 visitors.

For more details about how you can support infrastructure projects at Island Lake Conservation Area, visit cvcfoundation.ca/donate/island-lake.

Photo: FOIL’s Trail Donation Day Event on Saturday June 3. Photo shows Denis Floresco (FOIL Member), Mayor Lisa Post and Sandy Brown (FOIL Member).

About Credit Valley Conservation Foundation 
Credit Valley Conservation Foundation is a registered environmental charity working to help protect and conserve the lands and waters of the Credit River Watershed. The Foundation accomplishes this by raising funds in support of the valuable conservation projects carried out by Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) that protect the health and well-being of the flora and fauna, the watershed and its inhabitants for today and tomorrow. CVC inspires a deep appreciation for the role of nature in keeping people connected, healthy and happy.


Media Contact:
Jamie Williams
Specialist, Marketing & Communications
Credit Valley Conservation