Centre for Sustainable Watersheds - World Class Speaker Coming to Perth

Saturday, October 19, 2013 - 9:00am to 3:30pm

Do you want the latest in how to protect your lake? Want to learn how to get your lake residents involved and get them helping too? Then come on out to the 12th annual Lake Links Workshop in Perth, Oct. 19 from 9-3:30 at the Perth Civitan Club, 6787 County Rd 43 and we'll show you how.

As in the past we've got our usual line up of lake facts and updates of activities in the area, including the who's who and the what's what of lake issues. But this year we have something more, something big.

This year will be extra exciting for our audience as we are thrilled that Angus McAllister (of Angus Opinion Research fame) will be joining us. He'll be sharing his 25+ years of experience surveying public opinion on the environment and other issues. He'll be offering up ideas and actions on how our local lake associations can reach and engage lake residents – i.e. the ones that are REALLY responsible for protecting the health of their lake. He's knowledgeable, funny and entertaining. And he's coming to Perth.

Everyone knows is can be a struggle to get people out to help on your committee, create your newsletter, attend meetings, get involved in the latest stewardship program to help protect that water quality that everyone keeps saying is their number one concern on their lake. Angus promises to give us some insight into who our lake residents and users are, what makes them tick, what interests them and what motivates them to change.

While this workshop is geared toward lake stakeholders, any organization, committee or group can benefit from the wealth of knowledge Angus will share regarding knowing your audience and how to get them moving. Everyone should walk away with some new insight, tools, strategies and motivation for getting people to help you help your cause.

Space is limited so register early. To pre-register, please call the Centre for Sustainable Watersheds at 613-264-1244 or email

(be sure to include your name, organization and contact information). Cost is $15 per participant which includes refreshments and a light lunch.

For more information, contact

Lynn Preston
Provincial Shoreline Stewardship Co-ordinator
Centre for Sustainable Watersheds
8 Herriott St. Unit 10E
Perth, Ont.
K7H 1S9