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Protecting Your Lake

Bitter, Burdock, Coleman, Little Redstone, Pelaw & Redstone



Protecting Your Lake

Bitter, Burdock, Coleman, Little Redstone, Pelaw & Redstone

Healthy Shorelines Contest

Healthy Shorelines

Go Green and Win Green!

Spend a hundred, win a hundred! This spring, the RLCA is delighted to be able to offer a 'Native Plants' raffle. Purchase a minimum of $100 worth of native plants for your property (especially for your shoreline!), and we'll add you to the draw for one of 3 $100 prizes.
The rules:
  • All purchases must be made so that you can submit copies of your invoice(s) by June 30. We'll do the draw at the online AGM, currently planned for Wednesday July 7, 2021.
  • You don't have to buy everything in one place or at one time, or even at the sources listed below, but we'll need enough detail to indicate that the purchases were for native plants.
  • Scan or take a picture of your invoice and eMail it to  Submissions must arrive by June 30, 2021. Please include your name, an email address and/or phone number so we can get in touch with you if you're one of the lucky winners.
  • Contest is open to all RLCA Members in Good Standing, as at June 30, 2021, excluding RLCA Directors.
There are a number of organizations that are offering native plant kits: they are listed here. (Please note that the Friends of Ecological and Environmental Learning (FEEL) kits must be ordered by March 31.)


Friends of Ecological and Environmental Learning (FEEL)

When and where: For sale online until March 31, for pickup at Haliburton Highlands Brewery on May 15.
What's on offer:  individual plants (trees, shrubs, and wildflower perennials), or themed bundles (Climate Change Tree bundle, Pollinator bundle, Upland bundle, Shoreline Shrub bundle).

Abbey Gardens

When and where: For sale online until April 19, for pickup at Abbey Gardens on the Victoria Day weekend (May 22-24).
What's on offer: Abbey Gardens, in cooperation with CHA, is once again offering their native "garden kits": the Open Shoreline kit, the Forest Garden kit, and the Pollinator Garden kit.

Haliburton Master Gardeners

Due to restrictions on the use of Head Lake Park until July 31, the Haliburton Master Gardeners sale will not happen this year. But you can check their website for a guide to native species. and for a list of sources of native plants across southern Ontario.
In addition, the following gardening centres have native plants as part or all of their stock.

Country Rose Flowers & Garden

13513 Hwy 118 W, Haliburton
Country Rose sells a number of native species; you can see some of the images here, and we'll post a list on our website of what they provide. If you do some or all of your shopping at Country Rose, please mention that you'd like a confirmation invoice for the raffle: their register receipt doesn't list details, but they will gladly hand-write a receipt for you indicating what native plant purchases you made.

Grow Wild!

3784 Highway #7, Omemee ON K0L 2W0
In their own words: "At Grow Wild! we specialize in growing native trees and shrubs as well as native plants, wildflowers and herbs for contract growing and various sized plant restoration projects as well as public and private native plant gardens."  Check online for pollinator plant kits (including a Wet/Shoreline Kit) or individual plants, and order by email at, for curb-side pickup starting in May.
The idea and funding for this raffle came from RLCA member Anne Mercer. Many thanks!
Gerry Oxford
Healthy Shorelines Champion

Dysart et al. - By-laws

The Municipal Law Enforcement Officer has a variety of responsibilities including the enforcement of parking, animal control, noise complaints, property standards, lottery licences, signage and water testing for municipally owned buildings.  Other by-laws which impose regulations on the general public are also enforced.

Filing a Complaint: All complaints under a by-law must be submitted to the By-Law Department in writing, either hard copy or via email with the complainants contact information, nature of alleged complaint and return contact information if the complainant requests a response.  All personal information is collected in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. 

Noise By-law: The Municipal By-law Department is  responsible for enforcing the Municipal Noise By-law.  For further information regarding the Noise By-law, please click the link. For noise complaints outside of normal working hours, contact the O.P.P., if necessary.

Firework Regulations: The Municipality regulates the dates and permitted times for the setting off of Consumer Fireworks within Dysart et al.  Fireworks are permitted on New Year’s Eve and the weekends of Victoria Day, Canada Day and the Civic Holiday. For further details including the permitted times, see the link below and the Fireworks-Vendor Notice of Regulations.

Shoreline preservation



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9 April 2021

Watching your Wake


Cottagers derive a great deal of enjoyment from a host of boating activities …

Those of us with our pleasure craft licence studied specific rules of the water geared to safe & responsible boating; most of us are familiar with general boat safety & etiquette. We may not be as familiar with the impact of boat wake.

Impact of Boat Wake

  • The larger the wake, the greater the potential for undesirable side effects Loons, & other birds that nest along the shore, choose locations that are protected from waves generated by the prevailing winds. However, boat wake, which can come from any direction, can & does drown the nests & the young, particularly in May & June.
  • Inexperienced swimmers & young children are not usually in the water when winddriven waves are high. However, they can be toppled by the size & energy of boat wake.
  • Boat wake & prop wash can churn up sediments in shallow water which releases dormant nutrients that promote weed growth & algal blooms.
  • Boat wake can cause erosion.
  • Boat wake can cause docks & moored boats to rock severely & pull mooring hardware.


7 April 2021


Saturday Jul 13, 2019
2019 AGM

Save the Date - July 13, 2019  9-11am   

Haliburton  Forest - Seminar room.

14 February 2019

Saturday Jul 14, 2018
Save the Date - 2018 AGM

Save the date - 2018 RLCA AGM

21 March 2018

Saturday May 26, 2018
image Wanted Bat Sightings

Haliburton Highlands Land Trust's first ‘Bat’ event of the season is a presentation to learn more about these fascinating creatures and their ferocity to feast on those pesky biting insects.  It is taking place on Saturday May 26th “Exploring the Lives of Bats” at the Minden Cultural Centre @ 7:00pm. Please join them for a presentation by one of the world’s foremost authorities on bats, Brock Fenton, Professor Emeritus of Biology/UWO.

17 May 2018

Current weather in Haliburton

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Redstone Lake Water Level

Lake Levels

Lake levels are fluctuating. On occasion you may find floating hazards, logs etc. Additionally as the lake level lowers, rock hazards may or may not be entirely visible. As always caution is advised.

RLCA strives to make this information helpful and accurate. No representation or warranty of any kind is made regarding the information provided. As such we disclaim all liability of any kind whatsoever arising out of your use of, or inability to use, this information. Source: Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site


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