URLA have contracted the services of the Centre for Sustainable Watersheds to monitor the health of Upper Rideau Lake, 2002-2004. Water samples are taken at each of 12 established sites around the Lake. URLA volunteers have also aided the RVCA in their testing for the Watershed Watch Program, 2005-2010. Data taken from the samples is archived for long term trend analysis.
Click here for more information on water quality of the Upper Rideau Lake
We upgraded our website. One of the new features is embedding video so I took my phone out to create a demo. Happily two butterflies cooperated
Friends of Murphy’s Point provincial park is conducting a raffle of a birch-bark canoe with the draw date being October 14. The canoe will be built next month in the park by Chuck Commanda who is a member of the Algonquin First Nations utilizing materials such as birch-bark, spruce roots and spruce gum most of which will be sourced in or near the park.
To purchase tickets contact Don Goodfellow: email firstname.lastname@example.org 613-273-2132. He will be happy to make home delivery of tickets.
The URLA is working – in concert with other lake Associations in the township of Rideau Lakes – to support more rigorous municipal development policy and enforcement. Rideau Lakes Council, led by Mayor Hoogenboom, has established a new Committee, the “Rideau Lakes Lake Association Committee” (quite a moniker!), which includes representation from our Association and others. Our first meeting was largely a canvas of the expertise and ideas around the table – and there were plenty of both.
The next meeting – August 29th- will seek advice on a proposal to place development site plan conditions on the title of waterfront property in our township. These meetings are open to the public, and the next meeting is:
August 29th, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.
Portland Community Hall – Township of Rideau Lakes
24 Water St, Portland, ON K0G 1V0
Why are shorelines important?
Throughout their lifetimes, over 90% of wildlife species use these land-water interfaces for food, shelter, breeding, and rearing areas. Shorelines also protect your property from erosion, and prevent harmful substances getting into your lake. The less human effects, the less likelihood you get algae blooms too.
We visit your site and work with you to create a custom plan suited to your shoreline and your aesthetics.
In the Fall, we’ll come and plant the plants. We work with sponsors to subsidize the costs!
Our shorelines are designed to need minimal maintenance. Over the next few years, you’ll see your shoreline transform!
Interested? We have funding for Southern Ontario! Contact us
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