As a member of URLA, you support our efforts to maintain the water quality of our lake. You will receive Newsletters and be entitled to attend and influence meetings of the Association where the direction of URLA is established and to speak directly to our elected representatives. You would save thousands of $ if you took advantage of all of the special offers below which are available to URLA members from FOCA
Join or renew your URLA membership online using our FOCA payment page: Click here.
ADVOCACY: URLA has been very active throughout the recent Westport sewage treatment plant failure and replacement. URLA advocates on changes to permitting and development guidelines and regulations, as well as strategic planning by the Township. URLA also takes the lead in sponsoring an “All Candidates Meeting”, prior to each municipal election.
Water hazard buoys
Membership helps support the maintenance of the Water hazard buoys (the white and orange markers.) Navigation buoys are maintained by the URLA in McNally Bay, Round Island and Little Brothers. The buoys are set out under a permit from Parks Canada. This helps boaters and your guests avoid some of the lake’s shoals, potentially saving the cost of a new propeller (or worse).
For people who swim in the lake or use the water in other ways, membership supports activities such as Water quality testing, shoreline assessments, monitoring the Township septic inspection program, tree and shrub giveaway, and public awareness programs. We alert members to problems, such as blue-green algae blooms. We organize information meetings for members to meet politicians on different issues. Lake water quality directly affects lakefront property values!
URLA liaises with the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) and has acted to protect our interests with regard to the commercial fishery on the lake, and informs members about restocking initiatives – and invasive species.
Shoreline renewal program
URLA’s annual planting program can help. A variety of trees and shrubs are available free of charge to all property owners around the lake. Choose from the plants below that prefer either moist or dry conditions and you will form a natural filtering mechanism that can contribute to better water quality.
Volunteer opportunities You can volunteer for a couple of hours, a day or on a regular basis. For example you can take a boat ride and collect water samples which can teach your kids about the environment and about volunteering.
Discounts and special offers from participating merchants
Individual and their families who are Members of the URLA receive these FOCA benefits: Buy them all and save thousands of $
- Action First Aid – AED Offer for FOCA Members
- DockinaBox – Offer for FOCA Members
- InvisiRail – Offer for FOCA Members
- CSBC Benefit: Coleman discount for FOCA members
- CSBC offer Coleman benefit code (Members only)
- Audability offer: Teleconference Rate for FOCA Members
- Audability Offer – Access Details (Members Only)
- A FOCA benefit: Cottage First!
- Cottage Life – ACCESS CODE (members only)
- Canadian Canoe Museum – Special Offer
You received your (member only) password in the email thanking you for your URLA membership. If you lost it contact firstname.lastname@example.org
CottageFirst: the first group program dedicated to cottagers, exclusively available to FOCA members. Get discounts and great coverage on your cottage, home, car & more. Contact Cade Associates Insurance Brokers: 1-844-CADE-1ST or visit www.cottagefirst.com for a no obligation quote.
Coleman Canada products – FOCA members get a 30% discount on online purchases! Use your FOCA promo code when you order online: Visit http://www.colemancanada.ca/ & use code SAFEBOAT (all caps) at checkout!
Cottage Life Magazine – special discount on new subscriptions OR renewals! Pay only $3/issue (that is a total of $24 for 8 issues), including free digital access. Use your FOCA promo code when you order: Order online here:www.cottagelife.com/foca17, or quote your promo code on your renewal form: “FOCA17“
Canadian Canoe Museum – All FOCA supporters can claim a one-time FREE 1-year Individual Membership to the Canoe Museum (a $40 value). Use the FOCA access code when you enrol: quote access code “FOCA12” when you call 1-866-342-2663, or redeem at the door, or by email to email@example.com
Cardiac Arrest can occur anywhere, anytime to anyone. The reality is without a Defibrillator available at your home or cottage the chance of surviving sudden cardiac arrest is almost zero. Protect your family – AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators) are now affordable, safe and easy to use. Save through FOCA AED.
DockinaBox discount – FOCA members get a 10% discount on either a dock frame system, or a boat lift.
You may also join by mailing in your information and your cheque URLA_MEMBERSHIP_FORM
Or contact us by email with your request: