Connecting people with nature in Ontario's Mississippi Valley

Almonte Lagoons Bird-Viewing Structures 2019 Economic Impact Study

At the official opening of the Mike McPhail Bird Viewing Shelter at the Almonte Lagoons, a visitor log book was install in the shelter. The number of visitors signing the book generated a lot of speculation on the benefits of the shelter to the community as a whole. Michel Gauthier picked up the gauntlet and produced this study on the “Almonte Lagoons Bird-Viewing Structures 2019 Economic Impact Study”.

In brief, MVFN invested $8,000 in materials for the shelter and Michel’s study suggested the spin-off revenue generated by non-local visitors was almost $24,000 in 2019.

The full report is available Economic Impact Study 2019.