Healthy Shorelines for Healthy Lakes

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This is where you’ll find and learn about all things shoreline-related, from docks, boathouses and permits to invasive species, beach health and more.

The information is well-researched and well-delivered so smart decisions and sound plans will be easier to make. You’ll have more success conserving shoreline health and you’ll know what to do to make sure your lake thrives into the future.

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Are We to Blame for Lakes Getting Warmer?

It seems that people, at least in part, are to blame for lakes getting warmer and for reduced ice cover. At least, that is what a study in the journal Nature Geoscience concluded. The paper published last year called “Attribution of global lake systems change to...

Algal Blooms – Concerning but Not Necessarily Intensifying

Nitrogen and phosphorous are two nutrients that are important for aquatic plants. While nitrogen and phosphorus occur naturally, many times these nutrients are in excess in our lakes because of human activity. It’s our actions that can tip the scale of these vital...

What’s Happening to Canada’s Common Loons?

Mention Common Loons and images of pristine lakes echoing with the enchanting calls of these beloved water birds probably comes to mind. However, recent data reveals a cry for help might be necessary to save this iconic Canadian species. Using four decades of data...

Winter at the Lake

Summer days of soaking up the sun, listening to the loons call from across the lake and taking out the kayak may be memories from the recent past, but the fun doesn’t have to end now that winter is here! While it’s true that cozying up to a warm fire, drinking a cup...

Waterways Under A-Salt!

If you thought the use of road salt only impacted our lakes and rivers in the winter, think again! Road salt, usually sodium chloride, is applied to our roads, sidewalks and parking lots in the winter to help keep these areas safe and to reduce accidents. While it...

Closing-up the Cottage With Nature in Mind

With fall comes sweater weather, beautifully coloured leaves, cooler temperatures, and for many — time to close the cottage for winter. Below are some shoreline-friendly tips to keep in mind as you wrap up another cottage season. Inside Your Cottage  If your cottage...

11 Activities Lake Groups and Their Members Can Participate in for a Healthy Lake

One of the functions of lake groups is to implement programs that will rally shoreline property owners to help protect lake health and biodiversity. If you are looking for ways to engage property owners on your lake, there are many programs and activities that you can...

Turn Off the Lights!

We keep learning how artificial light impacts wildlife. While many species can be affected, migratory birds are particularly sensitive to lights left on at night. Migratory Bird Calls A recent study looked at the impact of light pollution at night and how this...

How Lake Associations Can Get Involved in Love Your Lake

We often hear from lake association members who are interested in having Love Your Lake delivered on their lake. This makes us very happy! Perhaps the lake association heard about the Love Your Lake program from a friend, a neighbour or they found our website while...

Protecting Your Gardens, Lawn…and Your Lake

Many people work hard to have a lush, green lawn.  It’s a labour of love for many – the mowing, raking, weeding, fertilizer and pesticide applications – it brings a definite sense of pride. But did you know that what we do on our properties can impact the health of...

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