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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 & Water Quality


Healthy Shorelines and Best Practices

Online resources for natural shorelines

These resources are, for the most part, based in and around Haliburton, so address climate and soil issues specific to our region. This list is by no means exhaustive – if you know of something that you think should be added, please let us know.

13 March 2019

What to know What to plant Where...

Shoreline Plant Search 

Shoreline Vegetation - Expert Recommendations

The Coalition of Haliburton Property Owners Associations (CHA) working with Julia Sutton and their technology partner (TechnicalitiesPlus) have created a web page that will present you with a selection of "Native" trees, scrubs, grasses, wildflowers and ferns for your property.  The tool has options to specify your soil, sunlight, moisture, and location. 

Abbey Gardens is gearing up to source all of the plants and trees - contact them for availability.  Anyways, great tool to maintain or bring your shoreline back to life and greatly enhance your shoreline for all your aquatic friends.

5 September 2018

Shoreline Renaturalization Suppliers


These organizations have met the requirements to be recognized by The Coalition of Haliburton Property Owners Associations as Lake Protectors Service Providers for 2016.

21 March 2018

Invasive plant found on local lakes


By Robert Mackenzie

Published Aug. 22, 2017

Phragmites, an invasive plant species, has spread to three locations on Eagle and Moose Lakes, according to a local study.

Invasive phragmites is a tall wetland grass that crowds out native plants, vegetation and species while providing little to no food or shelter for wildlife. Non-native forms of the plant can grow in dense bunches of up to 200 stems per square metre.

Recently, with help from the Coalition of Haliburton Property Owners’ Associations and Canadian Wildlife Service, the Eagle Moose Lake Property Owners Association conducted a shoreline study that found one case of phragmites on Eagle Lake and two on neighbouring Moose Lake. In total, there have been 19 reported cases of phragmites in Haliburton County according to EDDMapS, a web-based mapping system documenting invasive species distribution from the University of Georgia’s Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health.

More.. Click on title for the complete article

24 August 2017

Not enough natural shoreline in county: CHA

By Chad Ingram Published Feb. 28, 2017

There is not sufficient natural shoreline within Haliburton County, not by a long shot, according to the Coalition of Haliburton Property Owners Associations (CHA).

“This is a very preliminary report,” CHA chairman Paul MacInnes told Haliburton County councillors as he presented findings from the coalition’s shoreline improvement project during a Feb. 22 meeting. 
Also called the Love Your Lake program, during the past three summers, the CHA has hired evaluators – typically university students in the environmental sciences – to travel lakes by boat, assessing properties based on numerous factors including development setbacks, docks, slope, invasive species, retaining walls, etc. 
The results of those evaluations are then sent confidentially to property owners, with suggestions on how to better naturalize their shorelines.

2 March 2017


Water Quality

Septic Inspection Contractors

Official List from Dysart Check here for the latest qualified/Authorised inspectors

4 October 2019

Septic Know How—It’s All About the Water

Maintaining the Effectiveness of Your Septic System

The quality of the water in the Redstone lakes (Includes Bitter Lake, Burdock Lake, Coleman Lake, Pelaw Lake, Little Redstone and Redstone Lakes) remains a concern to many property owners. Often individual property owners are left wondering what they can do to help improve, or at least maintain, the quality of our lake water going forward. The two most important steps property owners can take are ensuring their shore line is as natural as possible and that their septic system is operating as effectively as possible.

4 October 2019

Septic Health


Septic Systems are the single largest polluter of our lakes.  All systems pollute, but the more efficiently your septic system operates, the less pollution goes into the environment.

Please visit CHA's Septic Health for a comprehensive overview on septics and their efficient operation and maintenance.

12 November 2016

Septics - The Poop on Poop

Septic Systems - Operating and Maintaining

A septic system is a very effective way to safely recycle household black and grey waste water back into our natural environment. A soil treatment bed will remove all pathogens and most of the nutrients contained in the waste water if it is properly designed, installed, operated and maintained.

1 January 2016


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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