Espanola's Clear Lake Stewardship Association
We are a member of the Federation of Ontario Cottages' Association. Click here HERE to go to the FOCA web-site.
For more information about the Town of Espanola click HERE
We are proud of our members, click HERE to see who belongs.
The Clear Lake Stewardship Association (CLSA) area of interest is the Clear Lake basin.
We strive to protect the environmental health of Clear Lake for use by the community and as a natural habitat. The CLSA aids in the regeneration and sustainability of Clear Lake through monitoring, education and communication.
The CLSA works in partnership with the town of Espanola, the property owners and the residents of Clear Lake and all levels of government to promote good stewardship practices.
The CLSA has established an executive that meets on a regular basis and holds general meetings at appropriate intervals.
To see a complete copy of our By-Laws click HERE .
And HERE for the Jun 2013 AGM
Minutes of the Executive Council Meetings: Jan 2014
See BLOG posts for the rest of 2017 and 2018 Minutes
See BLOG posts for 2018
Well it looks like we skipped spring; we went from cool and rainy to hot and humid in what seemed a matter of days. We are blessed, what better place to enjoy this unexpected weather than on our beautiful little lake.
The Clear Lake Stewardship Association is all about the water and preserving the natural environment but outside that mandate we are more than that – we are a community. It is in our best interests as a community to preserve and protect the water we drink, the water we play in, the water we bathe in, the water we fish in. So, our community welcomes Andre and Charlene and (belatedly) Gerry and Keri who have moved to our lake to share our paradise.
This might be the perfect time to remind those who have not gotten their membership fees in to do so – you know who you are. Lots are enjoying the simplicity of an etransfer, but we still love cash and cheques.
Now for some News:
The water sampling team was back out in late June and all parameters are well within acceptable limits. The phosphorus levels in the west end have stabilized and are once again where we expect them to be. The July survey will be completed this week and I will certainly let you know if anything changes.
We have two baby loons this season! Let’s make sure we give mommy and daddy loon plenty of room while they have their offspring in loon school. Loon populations are dwindling so we must be extra diligent and not disturb them. Let’s give them the best possible chance to flourish so if you see them out and about give them as wide a berth as possible and please slow down if you are motorized.
If you haven’t noticed there is lots of activity at the beach this year. The Town of Espanola and the Lions Club have made it possible for supervised swimming during the afternoons (Mon-Fri) during the month of July. And, they have lots of other activities happening too. How awesome to see the beach utilized that way. The other day I was over…Continue