A BIT ABOUT US

The Environment Council for Clear, Ston(e)y and White Lakes is a volunteer, non-profit conservation group.
Our goal is to preserve and enhance the sustainability of the local watershed environment for future generations of humans and wildlife.

LATEST NEWS

Year of the Natural Shoreline

It’s official! Environment Council has dubbed 2019 the Year of the Natural Shoreline – a concept we’re kicking off with an information-packed event on Friday, May 24th, from 2:15 pm – 4:15 pm at Camp Kawartha. Come and learn how to protect your shoreline: find out what a vegetated buffer is and why it’s so important. Discover why native plants with deep roots are so beneficial to lake water quality and wildlife habitat. And be among the first to see the exciting redevelopment plans for Camp Kawartha’s shoreline (and sign up to help with the planting!).

For more information, click here.

Facing Climate Change

In August, 2018, we were privileged to have Christine Tu, aquatic ecologist and climate change advisor, speak at our annual summer meeting. It was an eye-opening event. Now, Christine has modified her fascinating presentation for publication and sharing. Read more.

Eutrophication (see video) is just one of the effects of climate change altering our lakes.

WHAT WE DO

Making A Difference

DISSOLVED OXYGEN TESTING

Wondering how climate change affects our water?  So were we. So, with the support of the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks, Environment Council is conducting Dissolved Oxygen tests at three deep water sites on Upper Stoney, Stony, and Clear Lakes.

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SEPTIC RE-INSPECTIONS

Old and faulty septic systems and holding tanks pollute lake water and pose significant threats to human health. They discharge nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus, and can contaminate surface and groundwater resources.

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DEVELOPMENT ON OUR LAKES

The EC recently highlighted the need for further environmental assessment of the development proposal for Pilgrim’s Rest, Upper Stoney, and we continue to monitor the large-scale expansion plans for the Lovesick Lake Trailer Park, immediately upstream from Stony Lake.

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HEALTHY SHORELINES

A natural shoreline is a healthy shoreline. That’s because they slow down nutrient runoff, reduce erosion, and provide food and shelter for fish and other wildlife. When you alter a natural shoreline – even with the best intentions, you upset a delicate – and essential – balance.

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Environment Council Photo Contest 2018

Gallery of Winners

Contact us: info@environmentcouncil.ca