We are truly blessed with the wonderful volunteers and supporters of Silver Lake. Thanks to the generosity of one of our Facebook Friends, an amazing local photographer, we have been given approval to feature her pictures of the Lake in our materials and our website. Even though we are mourning the lake during its gradual decline, our Facebook friend Ski Alot of Traceybphotography is a true artist who can still find and reproduce the beauty of our Lake that we carry in our souls and memories. Be sure to visit her website and let her know how much we appreciate her gift!
THANK YOU PORT DOVER!
Friends of Silver Lake got their motors running in anticipation of the April Friday 13 event in Port
Dover. Thanks to the enthusiastic leadership of local resident, Judy Malpass, 30 volunteers were involved at short notice to launch a “bucket brigade” as a kick-start for fundraising for the Silver Lake restoration project!
This event brought in over $800 dollars. We thank area residents and our visitors in leathers for their generosity! While this is only the beginning of a number of fundraising activities planned over the next year, it represents the commitment of our community to do whatever it takes to rescue our Lake. In speaking to Judy about how she managed to pull this off with only 2 weeks lead time, her first response was “THE VOLUNTEERS, we can’t do anything without the volunteers!”
Judy, on behalf of The Friends of Silver Lake Committee would like to say a special thank you to the following people who moved mountains to help her with organizational details: David Knechtel, Paul Morris , John Rundle , Jan, Cara, Cathy, Marie, and Linda. Your resources and special talents are greatly appreciated. We also want to thank the wonderful merchants who welcomed volunteers to stand with buckets on their property. And last but not least, this event would not have been possible without the volunteers who provided the manpower to cover three hour shifts.
Judy and the committee have learned a lot from this event and are now welcoming ideas for the upcoming Friday 13 in July. Don’t be shy about putting an idea forward. We will be dredging the lake one scoop at a time and every idea large or small will help raise the water level.
The Friends of Silver Lake Committee have been working diligently in the background to create a strategic and operational plan to get our Lake back. We will be keeping Silver Lake in the news with regular updates on meetings with the Ministry of Natural Resources, our Council and our fundraising activities. A partnership with Norfolk County, the Ministry and our community will be key to our success.