A BIT ABOUT US

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

News


Municipal Elections 2018

Whether you own a seasonal or year-round property, you’re entitled to vote in the township where your second home is located. In order to help you make an informed decision, the Environment Council and representatives of associated lake groups have done a good deal of leg work, surveying the candidates in Selwyn, North Kawartha and Douro-Dummer Townships about matters of concern to those who reside near or on a lake. We’ve looked at websites, news articles and social media accounts, attended all-candidates meetings, sent out questionnaires and follow-up questions on specific issues, reviewed candidates’ platforms and past records and, in some cases, conducted interviews.

To see the results of our research, click on your Township (below). For general information about voting, click on How To Vote:

Don’t forget to vote!

Selwyn | North Kawartha | Douro-Dummer | How to Vote

 

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