TIPS FOR A SAFE AND HEALTHY LAKE
Stick to biodegradable/ non-phosphorous cleaning products both in and around the water
PLEASE Be consCIENtious when gardening, of using harmful pesticides and chemicals that could potentially lead to runoff
Don't forget about the winter— Ice fishing? Be sure not to use harmful chemicals or anti-freeze products on your roDs
WEAR YOUR LIFE JACKETS ~ ALWAYS!
BE BEAR AWARE ~ KEEP YOUR GARBAGE & RECYCLING IN BEAR PROOF CONTAINERS AND AVOID STORING OR COMPOSTING OUTSIDE
IF YOUR BOAT MOTOR IS 10HP OR ABOVE YOU NEED A PLEASURE CRAFT LICENSE — CHECK TRANSPORT CANADA'S "SAFE BOATING GUIDE" FOR BOATING RULES AND REGULATIONS
DO NOT SWIM ACROSS OR IN MIDDLE OF LAKE ALONE! BOATERS HAVE A HARD TIME SEEING YOU SO MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A BOAT ACCOMPANYING YOU!
PLEASE BE EXTRA MINDFUL TO THOROUGHLY WASH YOUR BOAT AND TRAILER BEFORE PUTTING THEM INTO THE LAKE TO PREVENT THE TRANSFER OF INVASIVE SPECIES TO OUR LAKE
WHEN STAINING OR PAINTING DECKS & DOCKS USE EXTREME CAUTION— DON'T LET THE STAIN OR PAINT DRIP INTO THE LAKE —EVEN WATER BASED PRODUCTS STILL CONTAIN CHEMICALS
for more, check out THE links below
SOUTH LAKE SHORELINE ASSESSMENT
Last summer the entire shoreline of South Lake was assessed, from the water, for development, vegetation, and habitat. This information was used to create a unique and tailored shoreline property report for each property owner. Your report contains a summary of the features observed on your property, with voluntary recommended actions you can take to protect or restore your shoreline. It also explains how these actions can positively contribute to the health of South Lake.
Your property report is confidential and only you have access to it.
The goal of Love Your Lake is to educate and engage waterfront property owners to contribute to a cleaner, healthier lake for present and future generations and wildlife.
If you own waterfront property on South Lake you should have received a letter from Love your Lake with your individual SURVEY CODE so that you can order your personalized, confidential property report electronically (free) or by mail ($20).
SLACAR does NOT have access to individual property reports; however, we have received a report with lake-wide data, which provides a good benchmark for measuring future changes to shoreline health.
Many thanks to Paul Prentice for co-ordinating this program through C.H.A. on behalf of the World Wildlife Federation and the Centre for Sustainable Watersheds.
Now it's up to each of us to read our property report and learn more about what we an do to protect the health of South Lake.
To view the full report please open the pdf below: