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
Another great summer on our beautiful lake! The water was warm and clear and oh so swim-able. It sure was hot hot hot and so very dry – luckily we did not have any brush fires – all it would have taken this year was one wee wayward spark and POOOF.
The water level dropped to the lowest many of us have ever seen. Given the low water level, the heat (which equals higher lake temperatures) and the amount of sunlight a bloom of some description was expected. However we did not experience one and in fact saw the most amazing clarity; midsummer it was 5m!
As to the sampling results themselves - all parameters were well within acceptable range. Although September phosphorus results in the west pool are of some concern. We also started taking water samples close to the highway to determine sodium chloride concentrations. I have attached bit of information about how you personally can reduce your road salt contribution. The sampling team did not make it out in October although numerous efforts were made – it was either raining or really really windy. Seriously, did we even have a Fall?
As you might remember the Clear Lake Stewardship Association hosted another Saving Lakes Under Attack Workshop. This time we focused on Healthy Shorelines – probably one of the single most influential factors that can affect lake water quality and probably one of the most powerful ways a property owner can effectively alter water quality. The workshop was well attended and it was especially wonderful to see as many members of our Association there as we did. Bravo!
Looking forward to 2019
WE will be having a community YARD SALE this spring. Probably on May 11th. So don’t throw out those unwanted items they can be donated to the CLSA and sold. More will be forthcoming over the…Continue