Boyd Island (a.k.a. Big Island) in Pigeon Lake has been a place where many local Pigeon Lake property owners and tourists have boated to, picnicked on and fished from. Many enjoy the daily visual splendor of an island void of human intervention. Everyone has a different view of Boyd Island and no one can picture it as a subdivision! Most property owners have been opposed to the development of the island for the past twenty-five years.
Now we have been given a rare opportunity to assist and support the Kawartha Land Trust with their endeavour to preserve and protect Boyd Island from development forever. The current owner of Boyd Island is considering donating the island to the Kawartha Land Trust, a non-governmental organization and a registered charity dedicated to acquiring land and maintaining it in a natural state.
An appraisal of Boyd Island is one of the first steps in the negotiation process and funding is needed to pay for the $5,000 appraisal. Please help us to raise this money and start the process to preserve Boyd Island. This money needs to be raised by November 1st, 2014. Donations towards the appraisal can be made online, by phone, mail or in person through Kawartha Land Trust. Go to kawarthalandtrust.org for details. Please indicate that your donation is for the Boyd Island appraisal. Tax Receipts are issued for donations of $30 or more.
Thank you for being a part of this exciting project. Together we can create this legacy of protecting Boyd Island!
Thank you for your support,
The “Preserve Boyd Island Team”
(Kawartha Land Trust, NPLRA and You !)
Kawartha Land Trust, PO Box 2338, Peterborough, Ontario K9J7Y8