Friends of the Tay Watershed Association

AGM – January 27, 2011


Review of Activities for 2010

By Sector


Key Issues and Projects for 2010

·       Completion and distribution of Tay Times tabloid

·       Development of Miller Farm property on Tay River

·       Discharge of untreated effluent into Tay from Water Treatment Plant

·       Treatment of Wilson St storm water before discharge into Tay

·       Recognition with signage of Tay Canal

·       Inclusion of upper Tay River, upper lakes and Bolingbroke Dam in Rideau Corridor Heritage Project


Public Education and Awareness

·       Newsletter written and distributed to all members

·       Release of second edition of Tay Times Tabloid

·       Distribution of tabloid to 2,500 Perth households

·       Provided and staffed booths at Algonquin Sustainability Fair and Lake Links

·       Provided and staffed FoTW booth at Maplefest

·       Attended Source Protection Public Meetings in Perth

·       RBC Blue Planet Day – Provided display and volunteers in bank lobby

·       Provided electronic links to community through website and facebook.


Children’s Events

·       Financial and volunteer support for Perth Heritage Fair

·       Sponsorship of Paddling Puppeteer at Stewart Park Music Festival

·       Presented Second Watershed Discovery Day at EcoTay Education Centre

·       Sponsored two classes to attend Eastern Ontario Children’s Water Festival at Foley Mountain

·       Provided funding and guidance for water-themed, curriculum-based education for two grade 8 classes in Perth through Nature Works Learning



·       Participation in Polar Plunge in fund-raising for community

·       FoTW support for funding application for signage for Tay Canal

·       Support letter on behalf of nominee Frank Roy, former FoTW Board member for Perth Medal


Advocacy and Monitoring

·       February 19 – Sign-on to Water Guardians’ letter to Minister of the Environment regarding Outstanding Challenges in Source Water Protection

·       Information gathering re Water Treatment Plant and Wilson St storm water

·       Presentation to Perth Committee of the Whole regarding Wilson Street storm water treatment project

·       Comments submitted on Source Water Protection Assessment Report

·       Comments submitted on development plan for Miller property.

·       Advocating inclusion of upper lakes and Bolingbroke Dam in Rideau Corridor plans

·       Monitoring of  reports and discussions between  Town of Perth and RVCA regarding Haggart Island Dam restoration/reconstruction

·       Attended council meetings of  Town of Perth and Tay Valley Township



·       Completion of survey for RBC Blue Planet funding program

·       Advertised and attended OMYA public meeting reporting on water taking

·       Participation in development of Accessibility Trail with TVT Trails Committee

·       Meetings and discussion with Parks Canada re Rideau Corridor Landscape Design

·       Liaison with Perth’s new environmental officer Ryan Morton



·       Nomination of FoTW for Conservation Ontario Environmental Award by RVFN


Maintain the Organization

·       Board meetings – March, June, September, November

·       Executive meetings - monthly

·       Registered Charity Information Return - weekly accounting system updates

·       Updates for website and development of Facebook site

·       Design and production of FoTW T-shirts