DISTRICT OF LAKELAND NO. 521

Serving Emma, Christopher, Anglin & McPhee Lakes, and a portion of the Boreal Forest Region.

Environmental Advisory Committee

About the EAC

Current EAC Projects

About our Lakes

EAC Related Resources

Community Initiatives

  • Christopher Lake School

Meet the Committee

Cheryl Bauer Hyde

Cheryl Bauer Hyde

Reeve

Cheryl has served on the District Council since 2009; first as a Councillor, becoming Reeve in 2016. Cheryl’s family began their seasonal residency at Emma Lake in the 1960s, and Wayne and Cheryl continued that tradition until relocating to Birch Bay on a permanent basis in 2007.

Her professional career was with the credit union system, and as an independent certified financial planner.  She is a Fellow of both the Credit Union Institute of Canada and FP Canada.  As an active community volunteer, Cheryl participates locally, regionally, provincially and nationally with organizations working in the areas of faith communities, humanitarian aid, municipal governance and partnerships, and building community capacity through sport, culture and recreation.   She is inspired by the dedicated and committed members of the Environmental Advisory Committee as we work together to provide advice and expertise for the District regarding environmental protection activities and education.

Karen Bosker

Karen Bosker

Committee Chair

Karen is a retired primary educator with the Greater Catholic School Division in Saskatoon. Her 36 plus teaching career saw her participating in extracurricular activities such as: leading the Rosary prayer group, Environment Club, coaching boys indoor track and partnering with the Kiwanis Club in Saskatoon.  This partnership allowed her students to participate in making soup for Friendship Inn, craft group projects, Kiwanis apple drive, public speaking competitions and setting up recycling programs in the schools she taught in.

Karen and her family have enjoyed their property at Christopher Lake for 33 years. Her family enjoys, sledding, skating, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, boating and swimming. She is the Division 1 Councillor and the Environmental Advisory Committee Chair for the District of Lakeland and has a part time tutoring business in Saskatoon.

In her spare time Karen enjoys volunteering in schools helping students with literacy, travelling with her husband John and spending time with her 4 grandchildren.

Dane Byers

Dane Byers

Dane grew up in Nipawin, Saskatchewan playing sports. At age 15, he was drafted by the Prince Albert Raiders and went on to play four years with them. After playing with the Raiders, he continued to play 14 years of professional hockey. His last two seasons he spent in Manchester, England, where he received his Masters in Business Administration. A dad of 3, he and his family currently live full-time in Christopher Lake. Dane works as a Financial Advisor with Assante Wealth Management out of the Prince Albert office.

His love of the outdoors began at a young age. He has spent many summers with his family at Christoper Lake fishing and doing water sports.  As nature and lake enthusiasts, his whole family acknowledges their role in preserving our lake health. Joining in October 2019, Dane is the newest member of the Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC).

Keith Dahl

Keith Dahl

Keith is a retired (1978-2014) Conservation Officer living full time at Christopher Lake. Throughout his career, he had many areas of specialization: sport; commercial and domestic fishery enforcement/management; firefighting and crew supervision; and wildlife surveying, preservation, and enforcement are just some of his environmentally related areas of experience.

A member of the Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC) since May 2017.

Karee Davidson

Karee Davidson

Karee is a Saskatoon-based photographer and graphic designer. She has operated her own business since 2002 and has been photographing people and places for about 40 years. Her love of life and the environment brought her to the Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC) in May 2017.

Karee and her husband have a cottage on Anglin Lake. Sitting on the EAC allows her the opportunity to learn more about the Lakeland District and the impact of cottages/cabins in the area. “Personal education in area of shoreline preservation and lake health is my main motivation for getting involved. Living on Anglin Lake helps me appreciate and recognize the need for conservation. As a grateful user of the lake, I also feel an obligation to protect it.”

Wayne Hyde

Wayne Hyde

Wayne has been a member of the District EAC since its inception in January 2009. In 2007 he retired from Water Survey of Canada (Environment Canada) as the Saskatchewan Operations Manager after 36 years in several locations in the Northwest Territories, Alberta, and Saskatchewan. The Water Survey of Canada was formed in 1908, and is the national agency responsible for the collection, interpretation, and dissemination of standardized water resource data in Canada.

Wayne’s work with Water Survey involved a great deal of travel and work in the outdoors, and it is from this that his love of the natural environment grew and continues today. Since he and Cheryl moved to Emma Lake in 2007, he has channeled his experience into setting up the District water quality program and working with other Committee members (Daryl, Keith, and Tom) on the Emma Lake Nutrient Study.

Wayne also volunteers within other community organizations such as the Anderson Community Centre, Lakeland Curling Club, Emma and Christopher Lakes Association, and Camp Kinasao. In 2017, Wayne was named as one of the Lakeland Citizens of the Year.

Daryl Jessop

Daryl Jessop

After 42 years with the provincial Department of Natural Resources (now Ministry of Environment), Daryl retired in 2016 and with his wife Valerie resides at Emma Lake.  They have been full-time residents of the District of Lakeland area for 36 years.  

As a Conservation Officer/Regional Operations Manager for twenty-two years some of his professional responsibilities were: personnel management and staffing, park management, fire management and crew supervision, forest harvest and sawmill inspections and fire salvage allocations, commercial and domestic fishing, crown land leasing, fur industry, outfitter area allocation, and enforcement.  For his last twenty years as a manager in the Wildfire Management Branch and Director of Wildfire Support Section his professional and environmental accomplishments and responsibilities included: led development of the provincial Wildfire Management Policy Framework, led development of a Wildfire Act and Regulations, led public consultations, led a review to upgrade radio communications equipment and implement satellite communications, oversaw construction of the new camera wildfire detection system, renegotiated the Northern Forest Protection Worker Training Program and First Nations Forest Fire Suppression Services Program, and other responsibilities including: enforcement and litigation programs, safety and training, staffing, budgets and administration programs, GIS, Science, fire weather network and fire weather predictions, logistics/equipment management and radio communications network services, capital program delivery, education and prevention, and the FireSmart program. 

Marcia Klein

Marcia Klein

Member Representing Anglin Lake

As an educator in the outdoor classroom (worked as nature interpreter with Meewasin Valley Authority, provincial parks, and coordinated interpretive program in Prince Albert National Park) as well as the indoor classroom (teacher for many years), she brings an interest in taking positive actions to encourage deeper appreciation and protection of  the Lakeland watersheds. Serving on the EAC committee has been an excellent learning opportunity.

“What I enjoy most about Lakeland: I love being out in nature paddling on the lakes, cross-country skiing on the groomed Great Blue Heron Provincial Park trails, hiking, cycling, camping and enjoying the spectacular sunsets over the lake with my pup and some great people who live in and visit Lakeland.”

Tom Laxdal

Tom Laxdal

to come

Jacquie Moore

Jacquie Moore

Jacquie Moore is a journalist and author. She has always been passionate about the environment; two of her favourite jobs were tree planting for several seasons in Saskatchewan, and traveling the province of B.C. educating school groups on ‘Reducing, Reusing, and Recycling’.

Jacquie and her husband Scott have a cottage at Emma Lake. They have been thrilled to see deer, lynx, martens, skunks, bears, fishers, weasels, foxes, raccoons, coyotes and much more in their time at the lake. “I joined the EAC because I want to help ensure that we always maintain a healthy wilderness for these animals. It’s their home; we moved into it. I hope generations to come will also have the honour of seeing wildlife in their own backyard.”