DISTRICT OF LAKELAND NO. 521Serving 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
- Environmental Plan
- Information Pamphlets
- Vacationland News Articles
- Informational Links
- Christopher Lake School
What We Do
The purpose of the Committee is to positively alter the attitude and behaviours of all users of the Lakeland such that everyone is aware of, engaged to, respectful, and protective of our natural environment.
Its role, under the direction and approval of Council, is to recommend, implement and monitor initiatives of the District of Lakeland Environmental Management Plan. As well, the EAC consults with ratepayers, representatives from government agencies, non-government organizations such as PARCS and environmental bodies, as required.
Membership consists of no less than 6 members and no more than 10 members appointed annually.
Since inception, this committee has:
- With the support of the cottage associations, designed and implemented the water quality testing program monitoring the Saskatchewan Surface Water Quality Objectives for the protection of aquatic life and for recreation and aesthetics.
- Planned and hosted the “Nurture Nature in Lakeland”.
- Supported recycling efforts (multi-stream).
- Developed numerous informational pieces regarding shoreline damage caused by the wake from watercraft, impacts of grey water, living in bear country, dark sky lighting, environmentally friendly fertilizer, etc.
- Purchased and installed “no wake” signage, as well as “nesting” signage (sensitive areas).
- Overseen development of the Environmental Management Plan in partnership with the University of Saskatchewan Department of Environment and Sustainability (SENS). Love Your Lake
- Mussel monitoring
- Worked with Sask Polytechnic and North SK River Basin Council, initiated the Emma Lake Nutrient Study – currently ongoing.