DISTRICT OF LAKELAND NO. 521Serving Emma, Christopher, Anglin & McPhee Lakes; the Organized Hamlet of Elk Ridge & a portion of the Boreal Forest Region.
Environmental Management Plan
In the fall of 2013 the District of Lakeland, in conjunction with the Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC), submitted an application to the University of Saskatchewan’s School of Environment and Sustainability to engage the services of a graduate student. This student would assist the municipality in developing a sustainable long term Environmental Management Plan for the municipality.
The District was fortunate in being accepted for the University program from among 60 applicants and the services of graduate student Kyle Young were obtained. Throughout the latter half of 2013 and into the fall of 2014 the EAC, with support from the District of Lakeland and with input from the Ministry of Environment, held many meetings to provide sufficient background information for the development of the plan. Throughout the discussions, numerous issues were identified that represented a concern for the municipality and the EAC in terms of water quality, forest management and watershed protection. These issues include the number and operation of watercraft, regional development, shoreline alterations, lake water quality and the degradation of ecologically sensitive areas, among others.
The Environmental Management Plan identifies and prioritizes these concerns so that the municipality may work towards eliminating or reducing the detrimental effects and thus providing a sustainable plan for future generations. Sincere thanks and appreciation go out to the members of the EAC who took the time to volunteer their time and ideas in the development and future implementation of this plan.
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Environmental Advisory Committee updates from the meeting on January 11th, 2020. Updates on the Emma Lake Nutrient Study, this year’s environmental pamphlets, Firesmart, and website updates.read more
There has been no evidence of Zebra Mussels in the District of Lakeland for 2019. All the data collected with the Mussel monitoring program (May- September) was sent into the Provincial data base. The design and format for the 2020 Environmental Pamphlets have been put into motion. Possible topics were discussed including the design of a fridge magnet for mail out along with the Environmental pamphlets to all Ratepayer’s with the tax notices in June…read more
EAC met on Saturday, June 8th, 2019. In attendance were Cheryl Bauer-Hyde, Karen Bosker, Keith Dahl, Karee Davidson, Wayne Hyde, Daryl Jessop, Marcia Klein, Tom Laxdal. Regrets from Jacquie Moore. Wayne Hyde reported that our SK Polytechnique student Landen Farber is...read more
EAC met on Saturday, March 9th, 2019. In attendance were Cheryl Bauer Hyde, Karen Bosker, Keith Dahl, Karee Davidson, Wayne Hyde, Daryl Jessop, Marcia Klein and Jacquie Moore. A SK Polytechnic presentation and update was provided by Kevin Benmerrouche and Dave...read more
Emma Lake Nutrient Study: Collection of summer data and bottom sampling went very well. There was no recreational boat use analysis this summer, this will be referred to 2019…read more
Wayne Hyde reported that the nutrient study is progressing well. He is pleased with all the volunteer assistance he is receiving…read more