THE ENVIRONMENTAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE
In January 2009, the District of Lakeland #521 established an Environmental Advisory Committee:
- To advise the Council on environmental issues within the District. These issues may
come from the Council, cottage/community/condo associations, committee members,
government and other agencies, or individual ratepayers.
- The Committee consults and works with representatives from government and
non-government agencies such as SK Environment and PARCS, environmental
and other community groups.
- Membership consists of up to two people from each of our four lakes (Anglin,
Christopher, Emma, McPhee) and/or cottage owner/community (condo)
associations, and at least one District Councillor appointed annually.
Since inception, this committee has:
- With the support of the cottage associations, designed and implemented a
water quality testing program to monitor the overall health of our lakes.
The parameters being tested have all been found to be within the Saskatchewan
Surface Water Quality Objectives for the protection of aquatic life and for recreation
- Supported recycling efforts (paper/cardboard and new in 2011 – plastics).
- Developed a brochure to educate boaters of the shoreline damage caused by
the wake from their boats and personal water crafts.
- Purchased and erected “no wake” signage as well as “nesting” signage to educate
that bird nesting sites are sensitive areas
- Planned and hosted the “Nurture Nature in Lakeland Day” in 2010 and
2011 to promote environmental awareness in the