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.
It's no surprise that water quality continues to be the lake community's top priority, but did you know that the state of your septic system can have a direct impact on the health of the lake?
Is your shoreline water and wildlife friendly? Find out why natural shorelines are so important to the health of our lakes and surrounding areas, and what we're doing to protect them.
SSW 101: What it looks like and how to prevent its spread. Plus our plans for monitoring, mapping and managing this aggressive invasive macro algae.
From water quality studies to shoreline restoration we are committed to protecting our water
DISSOLVED OXYGEN SAMPLING
Wondering how climate change affects our water? So were we. So, with the support of the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change, Environment Council is conducting Dissolved Oxygen tests at three deep water sites on Upper Stoney, Stony, and Clear Lakes.
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.
A natural shoreline is a healthy shoreline. That's because it slows down nutrient runoff, reduces erosion, and provides 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.