BARRIE, ON, June 28, 2012 /CNW/ - Lake Simcoe Conservation Foundation
President Debby Beatty says she is pleased the developer of "Friday
Harbour" has agreed to partner with the Foundation in its "Inspiring
Greener Communities Program."
Geranium Corporation, the company behind Innisfil's "Friday Harbour"
destination resort community, has pledged an initial $500,000 toward
the partnership to help enhance the local environment.
"Friday Harbour is delighted to participate, and proud that we are the
first developer to do so," says Earl Rumm, the chair of Geranium and
the driving force behind the Friday Harbour resort.
"We share the goals of the Foundation and want to see their 'Inspiring
Green Communities' program become a catalyst for environmental
awareness in Simcoe and all around the lake," adds Rumm.
"We hope the support Friday Harbour has pledged to this partnership sets
an example for other developers to follow," says Foundation President
Foundation Executive Director, Cheryl Taylor, also welcomes the support
from Friday Harbour:
"Their commitment is an example of partnerships we want to encourage.
We recognize our population is growing at an unprecedented rate. We
need to ensure there is balance and work together to achieve
sustainable and low impact development and the continued creation and
restoration of local trails and natural areas. When new residents move
into their homes this program will provide them with local eco-friendly
products and services. It will connect them to the Lake Simcoe
watershed and enable them to become active partners in their
"Our 'Inspiring Greener Communities' program will increase environmental
awareness and opportunities for a healthier environment. As our
partnership with Friday Harbour demonstrates, it will also raise funds
for critical environmental programs and projects in our beautiful
watershed," concludes Beatty.
Since 1973, the Lake Simcoe Conservation Foundation has been raising
funds for the environmental programs and projects of Lake Simcoe Region
Conservation Authority; an international award winning leader in
integrated watershed management. Working with all our partners extends
the reach of our efforts beyond the shores of Lake Simcoe to each of
the rivers and streams that flow into it. The Inspiring Greener
Communities Program will help the Foundation achieve the vision so many
of us share; protecting and restoring the Lake Simcoe watershed for
future generations to enjoy.
SOURCE Geranium Corporation
For further information:
Earl Rumm 416-494-5774 x 201
Cheryl Taylor 905-895-1281