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Lake Information Updates

This page provides information on some current issues and projects that SLACAR is following or participating in.

Native Plant Sale

Online sale open now until mid-May. Most proceeds support the Haliburton-Muskoka-Kawartha Children's Water Festival. One-day pick-up at Abbey Gardens on Saturday May 18th from 10am-2pm. Plants are sourced from Pineneedle Farms, Botanigals, and Grow Wild! There are a few plants/services for sale with proceeds supporting the environmental restoration efforts of the gravel pits at Abbey Gardens. Sales supporting that effort are labeled as such in the plant description Trees and shrubs are sold bare-root while wildflowers are potted. Customers should be prepared to plant within a day or two of picking up their order. Gift cards are available and make a great gift.

Annual Online Native Plant Sale Fundraiser is now open! Plants can be purchased here:

Deadline Feb 21st - 4 pm for Mystery Snail 2024 License
Coalition Of Haliburton Property Owners Association (CHA) expects to hit a goal of removing 1 Million Snails this year. South Lake cottagers and residents can help out. 


  1. Folks who were licensed last year will automatically be included in this year’s license. So no need to do anything.

  2. If you wish to assist in Mystery Snail removal, you can be included in the 2024 license by  submitting your info to CHA  and review the information video at the following link:

Invasive species - mystery snail

Eurasian Watermilfoil


Eurasian watermilfoil (EWM) is one of the most problematic invasive aquatic plants in North America. EWM out-competes native vegetation and degrades aquatic habitats by reducing biodiversity. EWM forms dense canopies of growth in the water, which can make boating and fishing impossible and degrade property values.

At the 2023 SLACAR AGM, Jim Miners (Chair of the EWM Working Group, DSLPOA) did a presentation on the management of Eurasian watermilfoil. He referred to a short video produced by the Drag and Spruce Lakes Property Owner's Association. To view the video, click below.

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