KAWARTHA LAKES- A Fenelon Falls resident has been named the new Chair of the Kawartha Conservation Foundation.
Environmental advocate Julia Taylor was appointed during the Foundation’s regular meeting Wednesday afternoon. “I believe very strongly in the work that Kawartha Conservation does,” said Julie Taylor. “It is very important work, and something that I’m very passionate about.”
Taylor is a regular contributor to The Kawartha Promoter with her ‘It’s Easy Being Green’ column and is a member of the City of Kawartha Lakes Environmental Advisory Committee and Fenelon Landfill Public Review Committee.
Taylor says her focus as Chair of the Foundation will be member recruitment and developing grant and funding opportunities while increasing events at Ken Reid Conservation Area. “It is crucial that we educate and bring awareness to the broader community about things like lake management planning, shoreline naturalization, tree planting and climate change, but also the benefits of spending time in nature,” Taylor said. “Kawartha Conservation has wonderful spaces across the watershed at their conservation areas, so creating opportunities and events to bring more people to these wonderful places is definitely something we will be working towards.”
The new chair says she is excited to help Kawartha Conservation fulfill their mandate through the work of the foundation.