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Friends of the Muskoka Watershed earns charitable designation

Friends of the Muskoka Watershed earns charitable designation

Posted: 2022-11-17 12:23:50 By: thebay

The Friends of the Muskoka Watershed (FOTMW) now has status as a charitable corporation. The organization, first established in 2013 as a not-for-profit, earned their charity status in September.

Doug Clark, a volunteer director on the FOTMW Board says “This is an important change for our organization.  More work will be required in the future as we take on this new role as a charity. ”

Many people will be familiar with the Friends of the Muskoka Watershed’s wood ash recycling and Citizen Science programs and their work to find solutions and strategies to deal with environmental issues such as road salt and algal blooms.

Dr. Norman Yan, founding director of organization says “We are thrilled that we are now able to offer our generous donors and members a tax receipt for their financial contributions.”

Both a membership campaign and fundraising campaign are planned in the next few weeks so supporters can take advantage of year-end tax receipts.

Visit fotmw.org to learn more.