Bob Lake Association

Category: Lake-Stewardship


2021 Lake Stewards Newsletter

FOCA has just released its 2021 Lake Stewards Newsletter. This latest edition is packed with tips, tricks, and articles on protecting the health of our lakes – something we all care about deeply. Every one of us can do something…

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BeShore Haliburton

For those that missed the full-page ad in last week’s Highlander, be sure to checkout BeShore Haliburton’s new website at beshore.ca. BeShore Haliburton is “a growing Not-For-Profit coalition of Haliburton County residents, associations and businesses, dedicated to ensuring that future…

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EH! EnviroCafé on Blue Green Algae

Environment Haliburton is hosting a virtual EnviroCafé on February 9th at 7:30pm that will feature Dr Elizabeth Favot, Assistant Lake Steward Coordinator for FOCA, speaking about blue-green algae blooms. Dr Norman Yan and Fleming College’s Barb Elliot will also be there…

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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…

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The Natural Edge

Are you a landowner concerned about the state of your shoreline’s health? For a limited time, and thanks to partners at Watersheds Canada, The Land Between organization can offer free or reduced site visits and starter kits of native plants…

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Septic Tips

No doubt that COVID-19 has kept many of us away from the cottage. Despite that, here is a good reminder about your septic system from CHA for when restrictions ease and we find ourselves reunited with the lake again!!

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Ontario Budget Cuts That Could Impact Your Cottage Environment

Cottage Life has published a great article that summarizes a set of recent Ontario provincial government budget cuts on programs that are closely tied our cottage environment – a short and highly recommend read (see here).

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Smart Ash?

What do you do with the ashes from your fireplace? Toss them in with your garbage or haul them out to that special place reserved at the dump? Or did you know that ashes are a completely natural material that…

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Don’t Let Your Fall Cleanup Pollute Our Lake!

The fall colours have been amazing this year – even better when you can enjoy them at the cottage! But as the leaves drop along with the temperature, many of us feel compelled to grab our rakes or leaf blowers…

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Shoreline Tree Preservation By-Law Enacted

Read all about Haliburton County’s new ShoreLine Tree Preservation By-Law – a critical step forward in support of Mother Nature!

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