Environmental Stewardship Bylaw Public Consultation

For immediate release.

In response to ratepayer concerns regarding water quality, Council is inviting community engagement regarding the new Environmental Stewardship Bylaw which was introduced by first reading at the Regular Scheduled Council Meeting held on February 9, 2022. Council is requesting District of Lakeland No. 521 ratepayer feedback regarding this bylaw. The purpose of this bylaw is to implement better practices within a defined lake impact area to balance public safety, environmental stewardship and public enjoyment of activities affecting the foreshore, shoreland and lakes. Please note that the bylaw does not refer to regulating boats and watercraft.

The bylaw addresses measures related to fertilizer usage, sewage holding tanks, hydraulic jet usage, and lake impact area activity. It can be viewed by clicking the following link Environmental Stewardship Bylaw The District is asking the public to provide comments regarding this bylaw by email to office@www.lakeland521.ca, regular mail to Box 27, Christopher Lake SK  S0J 0N0 or by personal service to 48 Main St W in the Village of Christopher Lake.

Please ensure that responses are received in our office by March 1st, 2022.

Tracey McShannock