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Friends of the Faser Wetlands Letter

 

Friends of the Fraser Wetlands was recently established by a small group of concerned cottagers and year-round residents to try to preserve the environmental and cultural integrity of the Fraser Estate and its provincially significant wetlands, and Stony Lake.

The FFW has hired experienced environmental lawyers to support us as we advocate for the protection of the Fraser Estate, reaching out to our elected representatives in the Township of North Kawartha, County of Peterborough, surrounding Townships, and the developer. FFW believes the Fraser Estate, with kilometres of virtually untouched shoreline along Stony Lake, should be preserved in its natural state. Our ultimate goal is for Kawartha Land Trust to purchase the property at fair market value and preserve it in perpetuity.

FFW is raising money to pay for its lawyers and consultants to peer review the various studies the developer has submitted, including an environmental impact study and hydrogeological and servicing studies (some of which are 7 years old). Our aim is to follow all legal steps to ensure a sustainable future for the Fraser Wetlands and Stony Lake. To do this, we need to raise $200 000.

With your help, we can ensure the health and sustainability of Stony Lake for our children’s children. We can’t do this alone: FFW needs your financial support to make this happen. If we don’t act now, it will be too late. If the Fraser Estate is developed, we will lose our opportunity to conserve this land forever. We believe protecting these provincially significant wetlands and natural habitat from development is crucial for the health of Stony Lake. Please donate today so that we can do the work necessary to save the Fraser Wetlands.

For more information on the Friends of Fraser Wetlands and the proposed development please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., visit the Facebook page (www.facebook.com/friendsofthefraserwetlands), website (www.friendsoffraserwetlands.com), or phone Heather and Jeremy at 705-654-4488.

To donate, contact Catherine Kirk (fundraising chair) @ 705-761-1282 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Cheques can be mailed to: Friends of Fraser Wetlands, General Delivery, Woodview, ON, K0L 3E0

Sincerely,

Founding Friends of Fraser Wetlands:

Ben Samann, Catherine Kirk, Heather Brooks-Hill, Jen Lewis, Jennifer David, Jeremy Carver and Scott Wootton.