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REDSTONE LAKE COTTAGERS ASSOCIATION

Protecting Your Lake

Bitter, Burdock, Little Redstone, Pelaw & Redstone

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RLCA

Protecting Your Lake

Bitter, Burdock, Little Redstone, Pelaw & Redstone

The Water - Sharing the fun

The Water - Sharing the Fun

We all know water and oil don't mix. Sometimes neither do the activities on the lake it seems. Peace and quiet, long-weekend peaks, wake boarding, canoeing, reading time on the dock, screaming kids (and sometimes adults too...),your neighbours loud music, fishing boats, speed boats, big boats and even bigger boats, little boats, night skies and dock lights and well; it can get a just a little overwhelming.

So what's the solution? Managing expectations? Being tolerant? And probably remembering the impact we all have on each other and thinking of the other person too. 

POINTS TO PONDER:
Water Safety

  • wear PDFs - you and your passengers;
  • be aware of swimmers;
  • observe speed and no wake limits - maximum 10 km/hr within 30 meters of any shoreline including rivers and channels;
  • right of way to slower boats;
  • caution and courtesy to sailboats canoeists, kayakers, paddle-boaters and boarders;
  • know your Ontario Boating Regulations and operator age limits;
  • remember your boating license;
  • all vessels require boating and safety kits

PWC's, Wake Board Boats and Slow Cruisers

  • be aware of your high noise levels;
  • wake boarding boats with extraordinary wakes;
  • slow cruising boats off plane forming large rolling wakes
  • observe speed and no wake limits - maximum 10 km/hr within 30 meters of any shoreline including rivers and channels;

Towing Sports, Water Skiing and Wakeboarding

  • observe speed and no wake limits - maximum 10 km/hr within 30 meters of any shoreline including rivers and channels;.
  • start off from dock with skier/wakeboarder perpendicular to shore to lessen wake impact;
  • drop off towed passenger/skier/wakeboarder away from shores then slowly bring them to the dock;
  • use centre of lake for activities.

Water Quality

  • soaps & shampoos in the lakes and rivers are prohibited;
  • phosphate-based fertilizers near the waters are prohibited;
  • clean/flush all boat hulls, jet-skis from other lakes to prevent the introduction of Invasive Species.

Boat Ramps

  • prepare your boats rigging and storage of gear, prior to launch;
  • don’t block vehicle access to the boat ramps;
  • park your vehicle and trailer well away from the ramp after launch;
  • clean and flush all motor boat hulls, jet-skis and airplane pontoons from other lakes to prevent the introduction of Invasive Species.

Healthy Lakes Contest

Healthy Lakes Contest – the basics

And now some added fun for your summer. The Healthy Lakes contest gives you a chance to win some wonderful weekly prizes and at the end of the summer a fabulous Grand Prize of $1000.

It’s pretty simple. Watch for lake health tips each week in the Haliburton Echo, Minden Times. The next week we’ll ask a question about the tip and you’ll email your answer to chacontest@canoefm.com You have until Thursday 5pm to get in your answer.

All correct answers will go into our big sand bucket and each Friday we’ll announce that week’s winner, on The Canoe FM Drive Show and in the papers.

The contest runs from May 29th through to August 31st .

Check next week’s Minden Times and the Haliburton Echo for the first weeks tips.

If you cannot get a copy of the paper in your area you can subscribe to the digital edition. The cost is $36.00 per year, folks can call the Minden Times at 705-286-1288 or email Debbie Comer - Debbie@haliburtonpress.com

The week one winner will get a super prize of dinner for two courtesy of McKeck’s. A great place to dine in Haliburton. PLUS, you’ll get a $25 gift certificate from Northern Expressions, a $25 gift certificate from Lockside Trading, a year’s supply of Eco Ethic septic treatment, a pajama gift certificate from Country Picken’s and BBQ paddles from Walker’s Home Hardware in Haliburton. Wow, indeed.

Get your answers in as soon as you can … send them to chacontest@canoefm.com

We’ll announce the winner on the Canoe FM 100.9 Friday Drive Show and in the papers the following week.

The Haliburton Echo, Minden Times and CanoeFM are pleased to be media partners for the Healthy Lakes Contest.

And a big thank you to the Coalition of Haliburton Property Owners Associations for their leadership.



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Membership Update - August 2018

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Membership Update - August 2018

16 August 2018

Private Hazard Buoy Initiative

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We have launched our "Private Buoy initiative".

"Although every effort is being made to mark a lake or waterway hazards, RLCA is not responsible to ensure all hazards are marked or continue to be marked.   Every individual operator of a watercraft is solely responsible for safe boating including the avoidance of any water hazards."

If there is a submerged rock or water hazard that could pose a danger to boaters and you are interested in managing a Buoy, let us know.  Basic responsibilities are to put it out in the Spring and take it out in the Fall.  We'll provide the anchor, chain and buoy.  We just need local stewardship to make sure the buoy does not go missing, get damaged or move off its mark.

Here are our current Buoy Stewards: 

  1. Gordon Neuser (Klondike)
  2. Ted Rule (Big Island)
  3. Bob Lehman
  4. Rob Chausse

Current Buoy locations (we'll put up a map shortly).

  • We have 3 Buoys off the Klondike Boat Launch marking submerged rocks (Watch your wake when leaving and returning)
  • We have 2 Buoys off the Big Island marking submerged rocks
  • We have a Buoy between the narrows of Little Redstone and Redstone - Marking the sandbar
  • more to come
31 July 2018

Extraordinary Resolution passed July 14, 2018 (certified copy)

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Extraordinary Resolution passed July 14, 2018 (certified copy)

30 July 2018

Amendment to By-Law No 1 enacted May 26, 2018 (certified copy)

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Amendment to By-Law No 1 enacted May 26, 2018 (certified copy)

30 July 2018

Calendar

Saturday Jul 14, 2018
Save the Date - 2018 AGM

Save the date - 2018 RLCA AGM

21 March 2018

Saturday May 26, 2018
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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

Saturday Aug 12, 2017
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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
Tickets: $35/person
$85 per family with children under 18

Tickets: Contact Dee and reserve a table 705-457-9664

14 July 2017
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