We all care about the health of our lakes but who is looking after lake health? Governments of all stripes are cutting back on the people and programs that used to protect our lakes and give us up to date data on lake health indicators. Lake associations can help fill this void but only if all of us step up individually and become Lake Protectors.
What can we do to make a difference? The Coalition of Haliburton Property Owners' Associations (CHA) has some of the most knowledgeable lake health scientists in Canada as scientific advisors and we asked them that the question.
Based on their advice here are the most powerful steps you can take to protect your lake:
Keep your septic system healthy; septics are the # 1 contributor of phosphorous to our lakes in Haliburton County. The more phosphorous the greater the chance of an algae blooms.
take 20 minutes and watch “Poop Talk“ and then take action by:
Keeping anything that can kill bacteria out of your septic system
Minimize and spread out the use of water
Have your system inspected by an inspector who will take the lid off and do a proper physical inspection
It's BBQ time
Help keep fishing alive in the County. Join us for our annual conservation dinner at the Haliburton Curling Club
Saturday, August 12, 2017
View Unique Auction Items from 4 pm
Auction Begins at 5:30 – Dinner 6:00 pm
$85 per family with children under 18
Tickets: Contact Dee and reserve a table 705-457-9664