Bernie Langlois in support of the Lake Laurentian Conservation Area
PRESS RELEASE - January 26, 2021 – The Nickel District Conservation Foundation is proud to announce a generous gift from Bernie Langlois in support of the Lake Laurentian Conservation Area. In recognition of Bernie’s generosity, the Foundation decided to honour Bernie by naming the point at the end of the Perch Lake Trail as the Langlois Point.
Bernie was instrumental in the creation of the Perch Lake Trail many years before it was part of the Lake Laurentian Conservation Area. Although his initial dream for the property wasn’t realized, his hard work can be enjoyed by everyone who visits the Conservation Area.
“We are very grateful for Bernie’s ongoing support,” said NDCF Chair, Peter Edmunds. “Lake Laurentian continues to be an important escape during the pandemic, offering free access to lakes and trails for all to enjoy. This donation ensures that we can continue to offer a safe place to all visitors.
The Trail Maintenance Fund supports the maintenance and development of over 60km of trails. Trail upkeep includes re-construction and repairs of bridges, floating bridges, boardwalks, and stairs. Bernie’s support will create stronger trails that can better accommodate more visitors at the Lake Laurentian Conservation Area.
About the Nickel District Conservation Foundation (NDCF)
The NDCF is a registered Canadian charity established in 1984. The focus of its philanthropic mission is to support the Lake Laurentian Conservation Area broadly.
This includes the conservation of its natural environment, enabling low-impact recreation, providing free access to all, and assisting in the education of young and old in respect to the values of conservation.