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


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

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.

The organizations (and abbreviations) mentioned below are:

Getting Started

Interested but not yet convinced?? Read this engaging article from Cottage Life, 9 easy ways to get a beautiful shoreline and a healthy lake, and become a convert!

FOCA’s booklet, A Shoreline Owner’s Guide to Healthy Waterfronts, is a very throrough, helpful guide to all aspects of a healthy lake, including the shoreline.

There is also a 1-page but extremely comprehensive checklist, The Healthy Shore List, of things to do to guard the health of the your shoreline and lake.

The Lake Protector Series includes two excellent, short videos produced in and for Haliburton about lake health and shorelines, starring Barb Elliot from Sir Sandford Fleming College:

Choosing plants

CHA offers a very usefull Shoreline Plant Search to help you choose different kinds of native plants for your shoreline, based on soil type, sunlight and other factors.

CHA also offers “naturalization worksheets” on  determining your soil type and Amending Your Shoreline Slope.

Grow Me Instead: Beautiful Non-Invasive Plants for your Garden (Southern Ontario) is a great help to know if you’ve got invasive species on your property, including along your shoreline or even in the water, and what to replace them with.

Suppliers, designers and landscapers

CHA’s Shoreline renaturalization Suppliers lists designers, tree and plant suppliers, and landscapers in or around the Haliburton region. A second list of Shoreline Resources is concentrated on designers and landscapers.

General information

The Shoreline Health section of CHA’s website includes information on the Shoreline Improvement Project, as well as links to Lake Protector Series videos. Their website also includes a section, Healthy Sorelines & Lakes, that contains an extensive list of online resources about plants and shorelines, fishing, invasive species, algae, and other concerns related to lake health.

FOCA’s Managing Your Waterfront Poperty in a Changing Climate is a very useful look at the current and possible upcoming concerns that climate change introduces, with some recommendations for mitigation. 16 pages of essential reading. You might also want to take a look at A Shoreline Owner’s Guide to Invasive Species: the benefits of naturalizing are undermined if a maurauding non-native takes over!

The Land Between has a very useful overview of shoreline stewardship called Water and Shores.

And here are a few general-interest videos:

  • From FOCA, Citizen Science Matters: why and how to get involved with scientific projects including data collection for your lake.
  • I DID IT!, a video from the HHLT about the restoration of the (frequently flooded) shoreline of the Gull River as it runs through Minden.
13 March 2019

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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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