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REDSTONE LAKE COTTAGERS ASSOCIATION

Protecting Your Lake
Bitter, Burdock, Coleman, Little Redstone, Pelaw & Redstone
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RLCA

Protecting Your Lake
Bitter, Burdock, Coleman, Little Redstone, Pelaw & Redstone

Healthy Shorelines & Water Quality

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Healthy Shorelines and Best Practices

Country Rose Garden Centre

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Country Rose Garden Centre - Native Plant List

13513 Highway 118 W   Haliburton, ON

705-457-3774             1-800-420-8076

Proud to be your local source for native shrubs and plants that respect the health of our lakes, ponds and wood

28 March 2021

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 membership@redstonelake.com.  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)

Website: https://www.ecoenvirolearn.org/native-plants.html
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

Website: https://abbeygardens.ca/
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
705-457-3774
https://countryroseflowers.ca/
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
416-735-7490
http://www.nativeplantnursery.ca/
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 info@grow-wild.com, 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
26 March 2021

Healthy Shorelines

Plant-ordering time

It's still snow-covered and cold outside, but you can help wish away the winter with your order of this year's native plants, for spring pick-up and planting. Here are some of this year's local sources. The deadlines will come sooner than you think, so act quickly to reserve your plants.

Friends of Ecological and Environmental Learning (FEEL)
Website: https://www.ecoenvirolearn.org/native-plants.html
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
Website: https://abbeygardens.ca/
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.

Abbey Gardens will also be offering their Shoreline Naturalization Workshops ($15). The first is scheduled for April 17 (in time to order one or more of the above kits), and you can book online here. Check the website for other workshop dates, or sent an email to irene@abbeygardens.ca.

Haliburton Master Gardeners
Website:
http://www.haliburtonmastergardener.ca/
Haliburton Master Gardeners tentatively plan a native plant sale date May 29, subject to COVID-related changes. More information will be available on the website as the date gets closer.
In the meantime, see the article Go Wild, written by Master Gardener Carolyn Langdon in Home In The Highlands, where she discusses the advantages of "wildscaping", and includes a list of good sources for native plants.

2 March 2021

Information and Misinformation.pdf

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Click below to find Fact Sheets, letters of support from local lake associations, and contact information for Haliburton County Council.

The Facts & The Misinformation - Shoreline bylaw

 

13 January 2021

County of Haliburton Shoreline Preservation - FAQ`s

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Shoreline Tree Preservation By‐law.

The Shoreline Tree Preservation By‐law No. 3505, as Amended, applies to all lands, in the County of Haliburton, that are within 30 metres of a watercourse. The goal is to minimize the destruction of trees, in order to protect our water resources and sustain a healthy natural environment.

8 August 2020

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Water Quality

COVID 19 & Septic Systems

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Septic owners should be mindful that every septic system has a finite capacity.

If your system is stressed or overloaded beyond its capacity, you could end up with a messy, costly failure.

Self-isolation & shelter-in-place policies can stress septic systems – Are you spending more time at home and trying to keep the Coronavirus at bay? This can increase the load on your septic system. More food is being prepared at home. Many people are washing more dishes.

More..

5 April 2020

PROPOSED REVISIONS - Septic Re-inspection Program

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Jan 28, 2020

Dysart et al initiated a “level 4” septic re-inspection program which commenced January 2017. Area #1, which included Kennisis Lake and Little Kennisis Lake, was established as the trial area due to the organization and commitment of the local cottagers association and being the smallest of the 5 areas. Area #1’s trial ended December 2019. Staff have provided updates through regular reports to Council....

Cllick on title for full document

23 February 2020

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

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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

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