This not-for-profit organization represents over 50 volunteer associations, totaling more than 50,000 individual property owners across Ontario. It offers a wealth of resources including information on current and common issues to waterfront and rural property owners.
“Shorelines are the “ribbon of life”, where 90% of lake life is born, raised, and fed.” Watersheds Canada offers a wide variety of programs and resources to assist groups and individuals enhance and protect lakes and rivers.
The Township of Rideau Lakes supports local Lake Associations via a Lake Association Committee which meets quarterly to raise and address issues common to waterfront property owners.
CRCA helps protect, restore and manages a large watershed catchment area through education programs, special events, flood planning, planning and research, protection of nature through land acquisition, and review of any construction projects which could impact on the watershed.
An incredible resource that holds an open house annually to allow members of the public an opportunity to see and hear about the most current research being undertaken locally and has been offering periodic webinars during COVID.
Canada’s largest conservation organization is a leader in conservation science and planning. It offers a wide range of resources, publications as well as online resources to those interested in learning about and protecting the environment.
Friends of the Tay Watershed is a key partner in the area who promotes the protection and safety of the Tay River and its surrounding. This website also hosts information related to the Lake Networking Group; an informal group of 30 associations including CALA who meet 2-3 times per year to discuss issues.
Parks Canada is mandated with protecting the Rideau Canal as a national historical site. This link leads to the management plan for the Rideau Canal but this site also shares information about the history, culture, usage, safety, and protection of the environment of the Rideau Canal.