South Glengarry Revitalizing Eco-Tourism in Charlottenburgh Park
McGuinty Government Helping Attract Visitors, Boost Economy
South Glengarry is revitalizing Charlottenburgh Park to offer educational and recreational activities in a wildlife habitat with waterfront access.
Through the Rural Economic Development Program, Ontario is helping South Glengarry to:
- develop Charlottenburgh Park for public use
- restore trails, beach access, washroom facilities, playground, picnic areas and campsites
- install floating boat docks
- promote the park as an eco-tourism facility, including green technology demonstration sites
- boost the local economy
- create employment opportunities.
This is part of the McGuinty government's five-year Open Ontario plan to create new opportunities for growth in the province.
- The Raisin Region Conservation Authority and the Corporation of the Township of South Glengarry are receiving up to $92,950 through the Rural Economic Development Program.
- Since 2003, Ontario has invested over $97 million in 273 projects through the Rural Economic Development Program.
- Other partners have contributed in excess of $1 million dollars to revitalize this park including the Recreational Infrastructure Canada Program in Ontario and the Ontario Recreation Program, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, the Stormont-Dundas and Glengarry Community Futures Development Corporation, the Township of Glengarry, the Ontario Power Generation and the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation.
“These improvements will help boost the local economy by providing much needed recreational opportunities for residents and tourists. Investing in our communities' infrastructure is an important part of the province's new Open Ontario plan to create jobs and opportunities for Ontario families.”
“Thanks to this provincial support, we are closer to our goal of fully reopening this green space for public use. Improving Charlottenburgh Park will encourage more people, both residents and visitors, to discover South Glengarry's natural beauty.”