Shoreline Preservation Bylaw

The County of Haliburton has been working on a new Shoreline Preservation Bylaw since 2017 to replace the existing Shoreline Tree Preservation Bylaw (enacted in 2012). The new bylaw expands measures to better protect the health of Haliburton lakes by regulating development on its shorelines. As lakefront property owners we know that lake health is paramount and we must do everything we can to protect it today and for future generations. Science has shown that the environmental state of a lake’s shoreline is critically linked to its overall health, which is why a comprehensive Shoreline Preservation Bylaw is so important.


The draft bylaw has drawn support from lake associations and individuals….but it has also drawn criticism and concern by both property owners and local trade organizations – saying that it goes too far in some areas, and needs more public consultation. A key part of the Bob Lake Association mission statement is to educate and inform our members on matters that help protect the lake and its environment. To deliver on that mandate we are urging all members to become familiar with the County’s efforts pertaining to the Shoreline Preservation bylaw so that you are informed with facts and aware of any opportunities to share your thoughts or participate in the process.


The following is a list of recommended references to review. Be sure to check back often as we will update this list from time to time.

2 Comments on “Shoreline Preservation Bylaw

  1. Seems like a good topic to further impress to the council that a single public launch can be a good strategy for contributing to our lake health vs multiple private launches being considered by owners going forward.

    Pete

    On Mon, Jan 25, 2021 at 9:29 PM Bob Lake Association wrote:

    > Dave Roberts posted: ” The County of Haliburton has been working on a new > Shoreline Preservation Bylaw since 2017 to replace the existing Shoreline > Tree Preservation Bylaw (enacted in 2012). The new bylaw expands measures > to better protect the health of Haliburton lakes by reg” >

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  2. Thanks Dave, you are always doing such a great job to keep us informed. Your dedication to the lakes well being is important to us all and I want you to know it is really appreciated.
    Cheers
    Terry

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