Cumberland council is inviting individuals and community organization representatives to participate in a fundraising campaign to purchase the Maple Lake land for public park.
The committee will be tasked with raising funds and promoting public donations to the Village. Individuals having experience with fundraising, outdoor and recreational pursuits, and habitat and wildlife conservation would be a benefit to the committee.
“We know that there is a lot of support in the region to preserve Maple Lake. We are looking to those that have the right skills, knowledge, and influence to join us and help protect these lands and its valuable habitat,” said Mayor Leslie Baird.
Cumberland council’s vision to create this invaluable legacy includes making the lands accessible to all to enjoy for fishing and outstanding recreational opportunities.
Future amenities would include a public road and parking area, and a corridor linking the Village’s recreational trail system so that residents and visitors can bike and hike to the lake from the village centre.
Council has indicated its vision to the property owner, Hancock Natural Resource Group. The proposed acquisition is of 40 hectares of land, including 20 hectares of lake bottom, a 100 metre buffer around the lake, and adjacent wetlands.
Donations toward the purchase of the property can be made to the Village of Cumberland. Receipts for income tax purposes will be issued upon request.
For more information, visit cumberland.ca.
— Village of Cumberland