b'Lake Scugog Enhancement Project Support for investment in Lake Scugog enhancement has been further reinforced in the many letters of support received for the project:Scugog Chamber of Commerce:The health and vitality of Lake Scugog is para-mount to the health and vitality of our economic drivers within our communityBusiness Improvement Association:A healthy lake is crucial to our local economyMississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation:A much-needed community project which will support First Nation recreational, social, economic and tourism needsOntario Tech University:The Lake Scugog Enhancement Project, Bene tsattributedtoLakeScugogareesti- only impactssh habitats but also limits boat traf- which will undoubtedly provide a range of bene ts to Lake mated at $38.8 million per year of which $34.1 It also creates excess sediment, reduced bio- Scugog and the surrounding region. cA project of the million is attributed to recreation and aesthetics.diversity including depletion ofsh species, and,Ducks Unlimited Canada:Situated within 90 minutes of Canadas largestwith the presence of blue green algae blooms, aThis project will help provide bene ts to Lake population center, Lake Scugog is also an impor- health threat.Scugogs environmental health, to the municipality and the community.tant destination supporting recreation and tour- .ism. A Toronto Star Travel excerpt noted that itsOntario Streams:in proud partnership with rare for an upland Ontario town to communicateProposed restoration efforts will bene t aquatic so respectfully with its own landscape with theand terrestrial species through the creation of downtown sweeping directly down to the Lakevaluable wetland habitat.Scugog shore. Theprojectsdetaileddesignisnearingcompletion Lake Scugog constitutes an important naturalalong with the permit application process required by the capital asset to the Durham Region and Port Perrynumerous government regulator that have jurisdiction community that is important to protect.Like allover matters pertaining to the lake. Fundraising for this assets, managing natural infrastructure requires$5M project continues to be a priority given a planned investment to maintain the lakes functions andconstruction start of fall 2021. The last number of years improvetheservicelevelprovidedbyLakehave been spent seeking funding from various levels ofPort Perrys onlyScugog. government as well as non-government grants. The LSEPlocally owned and This is not straight forward as Lake Scugog becomes increasingly eutrophic. An overly abun- Community Campaign will be launched in early sum- operated Funeral Home dant richness of nutrients from urban storm watermer to close the funding gap. To that end, given ongo- since 1846runohas accelerated the eutrophication process.ing COVID restrictions, the Community Campaign will It needs to be noted that nearly 40% of all theWiththeobjectiveofsigni cantlyreducingbe virtual. An exciting LSEP fundraising website will be suspended solids entering Lake Scugog throughecological decline, the Lake Scugog Enhancementlunched in the next few weeks that will enable wide inter-storm water runoare discharged via the PortProject (LSEP) will be a lake enhancement invest- active community participation and engagement.Perry core to Port Perry Bay. Eutrophication re- menttargetingthePortPerrywaterfrontandMore to come.sults in excess aquatic plant growth which notPort Perry Bay that will entail the removal of 15Pat Bunting, LSEP Fundraising Leadacres of aquatic vegetation, the establishment oflsepfundraising@gmail.com416-409-8296appropriate navigation depths in the Port Perry harbour, the creation of a 4 acre enhance wetland tolter critical outlet storm water, the building of.VIRTUAL Myles ORiordan Susan ORiordan Mark Fletcheradditional oil and grit separators with the wet- FUNERAL DIRECTOR/OWNER FUNERAL DIRECTORland contained by a 245-foot berm with walking trail complete withshing pods. Pre-need and/or Prepaid Funeral PlanningScugogsgreatestassetisthelake;natural infrastructure investment provides triple bottomTraditional and Non-Traditional Cremation and Burial Services nancial, Main Floor Reception Facilities Availableline returns in the form ofsocial, and ecological bene t. For After Service LunchesThecommunityrecognizesthisasdemon- On May21st, Pine Ridge Garden Clubs virtual plant Conveniently Located in Beautiful Downtown Port Perrystrated by the results of the Townships Strategicsalewillbeontheirwebsite.Plantsorderedwillbewith Ample Off-Street ParkingPlan survey, which indicated that Lake Scugogspicked up May 29th at an address to be determined at this216 Queen Street, Port Perrywaterfront/shoreline/trails were ranked as a pri- time.For more information on this busy and friendly905-985-2171 1-800-377-9139ority. Speci cally, the Lake Scugog EnhancementClub please call Shirley 905-986-5330 or go to the Clubswww.waggfuneralhome.comproject was ranked as a waterfront priority. website:pineridgegardenclub.comFOCUS - MAY 202133'