Island Lake Conservation Area Management Plan Community Consultation
Monday, April 19, 2021 by Credit Valley Conservation
Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) is developing a new park management plan for Island Lake Conservation Area (ILCA). CVC is hosting a community consultation for the ILCA management plan on Wednesday, April 21 virtually from 7 to 9 p.m.
“The new management plan will guide the management and development of the park for the next 25 years,” said Eric Baldin, Manager, Land Planning and Management at CVC. “The plan will outline priority areas for ecological restoration, capital investments and what recreational activities and visitor experiences will be offered at the park.”
The consultation session will include presentations from CVC and project consultants WSP and Smoke Architecture. Attendees will hear about draft guiding statements (vision, objectives, outcomes and directions), supporting strategies (restoration and natural resource management) and draft conceptual site plans and designs. This is also an opportunity for attendees to ask questions and provide input.
ILCA is located in the Towns of Mono and Orangeville and encompasses 329 hectares. It’s an outdoor destination and local landmark.
The current management plan for ILCA was completed in 1997 and outlines objectives and directions for the property for 20 years. This plan, together with an addition in 2005, set the stage for the development of several key recreational facilities and supporting infrastructure such as the boat launch, docks, picnic pavilions, washrooms, parking lots, viewing platforms, fishing piers and trail system.
A lot has changed over the years, and a new plan will establish an updated vision and objectives that respond to current opportunities and pressures. A new set of directions will guide natural resource management, capital investments, recreation and visitor experiences over the next 25 years. The plan will be completed by the end of 2021.
Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) is a local conservation authority established by the Ontario government in 1954 to protect, restore and enhance the natural environment of the Credit River Watershed. Our watershed is defined by the area of land where all rainfall, snowmelt and runoff drain into lands and waters flowing into the Credit River. CVC creates connections between people and nature, knowledge and action. We inspire a deep appreciation for the role of nature in keeping people connected, healthy and happy. CVC is a member of Conservation Ontario.
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