Short Story

We are opposing the excessive expansion of commercial activities on the shores of Lake Opinicon. The lake is part of the UNESCO Rideau Canal system and Frontenac Arch Biosphere Reserve and contains significant protected areas. We are greatly troubled about ongoing damage to the lake’s sensitive habitat and its biodiversity, the harmful impact additional commercial activities would have on wildlife, fish and habitat, certain species at risk, and protected areas, and other cumulative impacts that will be felt on the shoreline. We are also concerned about impacts on heritage sites.

Please donate today to help save and protect Opinicon Lake!

South Frontenac, Ontario, Canada

Protect Opinicon Lake

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Yves Faguy
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Story

We will begin by opposing the expansion of large-scale commercial activities on Lake Opinicon’s sensitive shores and working to ensure that this biodiverse area is not jeopardized by short-sighted development decisions. In particular, we are challenging a proposal that would rezone an existing campground to allow it to host 227 camping sites, more than four times what is permitted under current zoning rules.

To oppose such developments, we must hire experts in environmental law, environmental sciences, and planning. We are also raising awareness about the lake’s fragile ecosystem so that we can begin reversing ongoing damage to wildlife and fish habitat and the lake’s biodiversity in general.

All of these efforts require considerable funding, in addition to volunteer resources.

We need your help to conserve and promote the biodiversity of Lake Opinicon and its shores – please donate today!

 

In partnership with Protect Opinicon.

Name Donation Date
Melanie Anderson $30 May 28, 2024 12:49 am
Gregory Bulté $1,000 May 27, 2024 1:50 pm
Skyler Hammond $50 May 27, 2024 1:22 pm
Arianna Rath $200 May 26, 2024 11:23 am
Adrian Madden $250 May 25, 2024 2:06 pm
Peter Harries-Jones $5,000 May 1, 2024 10:22 pm
Jean Clipsham $105 April 28, 2024 11:57 pm
Brenda Halliday $100 March 15, 2024 2:21 pm
Lois Robertson $250 March 6, 2024 9:16 pm
Robert Faguy $1,000 February 20, 2024 1:32 pm
Carl Siebentritt $500 February 16, 2024 10:33 am
Beth Malcolm $1,000 February 13, 2024 7:47 pm
Jennifer Faguy $1,001 February 11, 2024 8:23 pm
Karen Metz $1,000 January 11, 2024 2:49 pm
Connie Copeland $500 December 29, 2023 7:45 pm
Derek Williamson $250 December 28, 2023 2:20 pm
Dianne Clipsham $105 December 27, 2023 7:01 pm
Toni Yagoda $105 December 22, 2023 10:29 pm
Eva Leon $100 November 13, 2023 8:03 pm
Stephen Lougheed $200 November 11, 2023 8:31 pm
Rosalind Gill $500 November 11, 2023 5:04 pm
Rhonda Birenbaum $500 November 11, 2023 4:50 pm
Carl Siebentritt $255 October 17, 2023 2:13 pm
Joyce Miller $250 October 8, 2023 4:08 pm
karen curtis $50 October 8, 2023 3:48 pm
Grégory Bulté $500 October 6, 2023 1:39 pm
Robert Reeves $100 August 18, 2023 4:16 pm
Reade Davis $750 August 17, 2023 8:33 pm
Donald Mohnkern $100 August 3, 2023 1:58 am
Gay & Ross Henniger $100 May 23, 2023 9:37 pm
Anonymous $100 May 18, 2023 10:33 pm
Ann Clary Gordon $100 May 7, 2023 10:28 pm
Cassandra Brumback $100 May 3, 2023 2:05 pm
William Depew $250 April 19, 2023 12:38 pm
Anne Lougheed $55 April 15, 2023 7:49 pm
Harry Zink $1,005 April 14, 2023 1:04 am
Jean Clipsham $100 April 9, 2023 10:44 pm
Elizabeth Palmer $155 April 8, 2023 6:51 pm
William Brumback $100 April 5, 2023 1:59 pm
Katherine Vitale $250 April 2, 2023 4:20 pm
Cam Salsbury $1,005 March 31, 2023 7:27 pm
Peter Harries-Jones $1,000 March 31, 2023 4:22 pm
Annie and Rich Seiler $150 March 28, 2023 8:12 pm
Karen Metz $500 March 28, 2023 12:48 pm
Carl Siebentritt $510 March 28, 2023 12:25 pm
Gregory Robertson $50 March 27, 2023 10:10 pm
Rosalind Gill $1,000 March 27, 2023 9:41 pm
Steve Hebert $500 March 27, 2023 7:37 pm
Anonymous $250 March 27, 2023 6:39 pm
Robert Brumback $1,000 March 27, 2023 5:20 pm
Madeleine Faguy $250 March 27, 2023 3:31 pm
Josee Bentivoglio $500 March 27, 2023 2:17 pm
Shelagh Hurley Mathers $200 March 27, 2023 1:22 pm
Anonymous $2,500 March 26, 2023 12:42 pm
Robert Faguy $1,000 March 25, 2023 4:33 pm
Jennifer Faguy $1,500 March 24, 2023 3:30 pm
Yves Faguy $250 March 24, 2023 1:42 pm