Campaign Updates for the GLWC

As Friends continues to work towards our plan of establishing the Great Lakes Wetlands Centre at Second Marsh, this page will provide our members, the community, donors, and partners with up to date information on our success.

Friends is currently engaged in planning and preparing for the Great Lakes Wetlands Centre Project. This initial phase includes building partnerships, recruiting volunteers, cultivating donors, and preparing to initiate a fundraising campaign. Other activities of Friends at this time are to prepare the architectural & engineering and display & exhibit designs and obtain planning and building approvals.

Milestone successes along the path to establishing the Great Lakes Wetlands Centre include:

  • $288,000 through the Canada-Ontario Infrastructure Program

  • $250,000 seed funding from the City of Oshawa

  • a gift of nearly 5 acres of land, valued at $750,000 from General Motors of Canada Ltd.

  • 100% participation in an internal appeal from staff and the Directors of Friends

The Great Lakes Wetlands Centre represents much more than simply a new building – it is about ensuring a future that values innovation and leadership in the delivery of environmental education.

In light of this need there are specific sponsorship and naming opportunities for both corporations and individuals starting at $10,000.

Contact the Friends office at 905-723-5047 for details on naming and sponsorship opportunities.