I am very pleased to be able to present this
Lake Stewardship Action Plan to the
lake community. It is the culmination of six years of dedicated work
by individuals with an abiding interest in Farren Lake.
What makes this Plan different is that a significant amount of
implementation occurred as the plan was being developed. This augurs
well for its future usefulness.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank and acknowledge the
contributions of specific individuals without which this Action Plan
would not have happened. A special thanks is due to Gail Graser and
Monty Doyle, co-chairs of the Lake Management Committee, and members
Jim Marshall and Jackie Stapleton for their vision and
resourcefulness. Throughout the process, the Committee made every
effort to involve the community each step of the way.
Our community partners have given unstintingly of their scientific
knowledge about our lake and its environment. Together we learned
about its strengths and weaknesses. Tay Valley Township, in
particular, Keith Kerr, Township Reeve, Susan Freeman, Deputy Reeve,
and Noelle Reeve, planner, have been especially collaborative in the
quest to come up with appropriate development and land use polices
for Farren Lake.
Most importantly, the value and commitment of property owners to the
preservation and improvement of the lake’s health and its
environment became apparent early in the process and is reflected in
the Plan. With this knowledge, it gives me great pleasure to know
the stewardship of the lake for future generations is assured.
Eugenia Flett, President
Farren Lake Property Owners Association