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Upper Rideau Lake Association

Box 67, Westport, ON, K0G 1X0

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The Upper Rideau Lake Association (URLA)is a non-profit volunteer organization of seasonal and permanent residents, holiday lake users, and residents of the village of Westport, interested in promoting and protecting the natural environment of the Upper Rideau. The Association a strong voice to its members in regional bodies governing the lake and participates with other lake associations in projects and alliances.

URLA 2019 Tree and Shrub program:  Naturalized lake shorelines trap runoff effectively, acting as a buffer to absorb contaminants that keep lakes cleaner and also reduce algae and weed growth. Additional vegetation reduces erosion and provides better overall habitat for may fish species.

To encourage more planting along the lake, the Upper Rideau Lakes Association (URLA) with the support of the Rideau Lakes Environmental Foundation and Rideau Valley Conservation Authority, is pleased to announce a new program for property owners on Upper Rideau Lake.

The program will provide low cost potted trees and shrubs, and bareroot seedlings for planting in May, 2020. The cost for URLA Members is $3 / tree or shrub ($12 for non-members). The bareroot seedlings are FREE for URLA members. The deadline for orders has now passed. Thanks to all for your orders. Please email us for more information.

We are involved in Water quality, Environmental Programs, Fisheries Studies, Monitoring of aquatic vegetation and exotic weed growth, Projects to address nutrient abatement and Research programs that allow us to gain a better understanding of the dynamics of the lake and the source of any pollutants. Other activities are navigational markers,  Shoreline restoration, Septic field inspections and our Newsletter. For more information and to join us visit urla.ca

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Benefits of membership

Benefits of membership

You can help keep our lake beautiful and save money on exclusive member benefits

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Individuals and their families who are members of the URLA receive the FOCA benefits which could save you thousands. Your membership helps keep our lake beautiful through efforts to reduce pollution.


LogoNameJoin or renew now. You do not need to be a lakefront property owner. Membership is open to everyone who cares about our lake. Join or renew your URLA membership online now through our partnership with FOCA: Click here.


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Water quality, Shoreline restoration, Marker program, Fishing and hunting. A pristine lake enables everyone to enjoy their property and share this amazing experience with future generations.


FOCA logoFOCA Federation of Ontario Cottage Associations acts as an information bridge between policy-makers and property owners on significant issues, including:
The long-term environmental integrity of Ontario’s freshwater resources
Fair property taxation
Effective land use planning
Risk management for volunteer groups
Rural safety and emergency preparedness in the face of extreme weather developments in recent years


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Public Awareness and Education: Provide information to our members and the public via our newsletter and public meetings (both AGM and special purpose meetings).


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