2012 Donations

These are the generous donors that helped out with both the educational and the construction projects at Gavin Lake last year – many of them will continue funding camp in 2013.  This list reflects  the widespread community support that the Gavin Lake Forest Education Society receives.

Funding specifically for grade 6 school program:

            -Recreation Foundation of BC -$5000

            -Cariboo Chilcotin Conservation Society -$4000  

            -Williams Lake Rotary Club -$1300

            -Williams lake Loghaulers Association -$5000

            -Williams Lake lionesses -$1200

            -Williams Lake Lions Club -$1200

            -Williams Lake Knights of Columbus -$1000

            -Quesnel Knights of Columbus -$1500

            -BC Hydro -$2000

            -Chris Spencer Foundation -$4000

            -Cariboo Small Scale Harvesters assoc -$300

            -Mt Polley Mines -$2500

            -Sue Hemphill and Jurgen Hornburg -$100

            -Williams Lake Daybreak Rotary -$500

            -Martin Kruus/Katherine Kimber -$1800

            -USWA local 1-425 -$100

            -Kiwanis Club of Williams Lake -$1500

General Funding:

            -Cariboo Woodlot Education Society -$20,000

            -TD Friends of the Environment Foundation $1000

 Infrastructure:

           -City of Williams Lake/ Cariboo Regional District -$3000

           -Moss Rock Park Foundation $82,000

A huge thank you from Mike, Darryl, the Board of Directors and all those who used the camp last year!

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Boardwalk, Lakeside Trail Construction Underway

Construction of the new boardwalk and lakeside trail features are well underway at Gavin Lake Camp. The wheelchair-accessible boardwalk being constructed over the marshy east end of Gavin Lake will be the first of its kind – a black diamond trail – by accessibility standards, to be offered in the Cariboo-Chilcotin district. It will allow for wheelchair-bound visitors or persons with difficulties to be able to go out into nature and to take in the sights and sounds of the Gavin Lake Creek estuary.

The estuary is a slow-flowing marsh that maintains a guest list including several birds and mammals such as egrets, loons, hawks, eagles, moose, bear, fox and rabbit in addition to providing habitat for fish and amphibians as well.

The lakeside trail will eventually connect with UBC’s Rainbow and Alex Research Forest trails and create an opportunity for more hiking and exploration of the area. Once completed, outdoor enthusiasts of all ages will be able to spend more quality time by the lake.

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Construction has been non-stop in anticipation for the winter’s chill (above).

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A view of the new footbridge over the creek (above). This footbridge connects the lakeside trail with the boardwalk and is designed to allow canoes to be able to pass under during warmer months.

Photos submitted Oct. 31, 2012

Gavin Lake Camp Launches Website, Facebook Page

Stay connected with the goings-on at the shores of Gavin Lake with the recent release of their new website and their Facebook page. These new media channels will be highlighting some of the major projects and activities that are happening at the Forest Education Centre. With roughly over 5,000 visitors this year, Gavin Lake Camp is moving forward to keep up with staying in touch with our sponsors, our visitors and our communities.

Gavin Lake Forest Education Centre would like to extend a big thank you to all our sponsors and volunteers for making the camp experience valuable and accessible to so many.

Website: https://gavinlakecamp.wordpress.com/

Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/GavinLakeCamp