WHERE TIME & SPACE BECOME ONE
Now is the time for the community to rally together and show what we can do with a compelling view of our future!
The MNR is at this moment reviewing the application from the municipality to repair the dam. While major reinforcement is required, it will not require a complete rebuild – our ancestors from previous generations believed in “building strong”! Those hardy fore bearers have passed the mantle on to our 2012 community. Well to be more specific, to you & I . When there is something important to be done, we need to realize it has to become personal. Those early pioneers relied on each other, not a bureaucratic organization to get the job done. This is our legacy and each one of us who has found the lake a place where we have discovered ourselves in its reflective waters or in the eyes of a significant other in the back of canoe under the watchful eyes of a great blue heron, are needed now to carry this legacy on.
The municipality will fix the dam. The community will dredge the lake. There is a plan to sustain this work so that we only need to raise community dollars to dredge the lake once.
We need to raise a million dollars. We will raise a million dollars. We will be successful. It may take us 5 years but we can dredge the lake in phases. An old riddle “how do you eat an elephant: Answer: one bite at a time”. It’s time to start taking our bites.
Over the next few weeks we will be making suggestions for how people can help. But we also are asking you also to come forward with your own ideas Stay tuned. In the meantime, please read yesterday’s post with a request for help from Judy Malpass.
I have heard one of our old timers say more than once
“if Dover needs’er, Dover’ll do’er”.