Jeff Green | Apr 05, 2007
Feature Article - April 5, 2007
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Great Bobs and Crow Lakes Association receives award from Cottage Life
On March 31, The Greater Bobs & Crow Lakes Association received an award of merit from Cottage Life at the Cottage Life exhibition in Toronto.
In 2006 the Association entered the Cottage Life Green Cottager Awards. There were two categories for entry: an individual or family for outstanding environmental achievement and a cottager group for outstanding environmental achievement.
Three finalists were chosen in each category from entries submitted from all over Canada. The winner for each category received a $2500 cheque from Cottage Life. The other two finalists received awards of merit and recognition for their outstanding work.
Awards of merit went given to the Greater Bobs & Crow Lakes Association, in Land O’Lakes, Ontario and the Halls & Hawk Lakes Property Owners Association in Haliburton, Ontario.
The GBCLA was praised for their work on the Lake Stewardship Plan, the formation of the Bobs and Crow Lakes Foundation, their over 30 years of water quality testing and maintenance and for the many programs, workshops and their focus on the community to involve all stakeholders; cottagers, residents and government in the work for the lakes.
President Susan O’Brien Mactaggart received the award in Toronto on behalf of the Association. She was extremely pleased with the results. “Cottage Life received an amazing number of very high quality entries from across Canada. We are elated that our Association has been recognized in this way. Our volunteers and the Foundation volunteers are a remarkable group of extremely dedicated people who care, more than one can fully describe and they give countless hours and energy toward preserving the environment and enhancing the community of Bobs & Crow Lakes. This is their award and I am very proud for them.”
The Association has now completed the document of the Lake Stewardship Plan. It will be released on May 25. Working groups are now being organized to address the recommendations in the Plan and continue the work for the Lakes.
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