What We Do
The LBHF is a community-based non-profit organization protecting the natural, built and cultural heritage of Lake of Bays, including the Township area and watershed. Founded by permanent and seasonal residents in 1985, we are also a certified member of the Ontario Land Trust Alliance. We are a registered charity and issue tax receipts for donations.
Operated by a volunteer Board, the Foundation encourages the protection of our heritage through education, voluntary stewardship, conservation easements, land donations and land acquisitions. We focus on the long-term preservation of heritage for future generations and maintain a close working relationship with the Township, the Lake of Bays Association and other conservation groups.
In 2014 and early 2015, the Board developed and approved a five-year strategic plan to guide our activities. This Vision 2020 work included creating the following vision and mission statements, which were approved unanimously.
Our VISION is of a Lake of Bays community that is engaged in the protection of its natural, built and cultural legacy for the enjoyment and benefit of current and future generations.
Our MISSION is to provide the leadership and to mobilize the necessary resources to deliver the conservation, stewardship and education programmes needed to protect the natural, built and cultural heritage of the Lake of Bays region.