The Fort La Presentation Association is proud of the progress we have achieved and that success is directly due to the on-going support of our membership. As a Fort member, your money supports our promotional and educational events, as well as site maintenance. Your membership is crucial to our continued progress. Without you, we would never have come this far.
Your membership helps with the increased maintenance and insurance associated with the half million-dollar Abbe Picquet Trail on Van Rensselear Point. Your support will help provide the base of operating dollars needed to continue our efforts; our membership numbers will attract additional donations and grants to meet our construction needs. Your vital support is an investment in our community, contributing to our economic development through cultural tourism, providing family oriented educational programming, and boosting pride in our community’s heritage.
Your Support Allows us to Meet our Goals
Our goals for this year include stabilizing the Abbe Picquet Trail and the St. Lawrence and Oswegatchie River shorelines. Thanks to the Lake Ontario Resiliency Development Initiative, the Association was awarded a $1,230,250 grant. Our match is $64,750. The St. Lawrence County Valley Redevelopment Agency has granted the Association $10,000 toward the project. We are pleased to announce that TJ Fiacco Construction has been awarded the contract and construction will take place this year. The project is critical for future development. Our three-year strategic plan includes development of 18th century French log houses and a First Nations Longhouse at the site as well as acquiring remaining property and artifacts. Our financial information is available at the Ogdensburg Public Library and on our website.
On behalf of the entire Board of the Fort La Présentation Association, thank you for standing by our side in the past, and for being with us now, as we lay the foundation for reconstructing the Fort. We invite you to lead the way, as you have in the past, by either renewing your membership at this time or joining the Fort La Présentation Association.
At this time though, membership forms can be printed out and sent in to the Fort Association with a check. Please see the below file, which is our membership form.