Clear Lake Stewardship Association

Espanola's Clear Lake Stewardship Association

Where and Who We Are:

Clear Lake is located off Hwy 6 at the south end of Espanola Ont.  It is a small, quiet and picturesque lake with about 50 properties. The Lake is approximately1.5k long, .50k wide and 20m deep.

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

To learn about the Zoning By-Laws relevant to Waterfront properties 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 .


Click HERE to see the minutes of the May 2012 General Meeting and Apr 2012 - year end to see the Year End Treasurers Report.

And HERE for the Jun 2013 AGM


Minutes of the Executive Council Meetings:   Jan 2014 

April 2014

July 2014

Sept 2014

Mar 2015

May 2015

Aug 2015

Nov 2015

Jan 2016      Feb 2016

April 2016

Oct 2016      

Nov 2016

Mar 2017

See BLOG posts for the rest of 2017 - 2020  Minutes


Treasurers Reports:

Mar 2013 &Year End

March 2014 & Year End

Dec 2015 - YTD

Feb 2016 -YTD    

Mar 2016 & Yr End

Mar 2017 & Year End

See BLOG posts for 2018 - 2020


Blog Posts


Posted by CLSA - Secretary on June 3, 2022 at 12:12 0 Comments

Another successful Yard Sale. we raised  $1610.40 - a record breaker.
As is usual it takes a lot of wonderful donations and an army of volunteers to pull off an event like this.
First and as always, I want to thank those of you who donated items - it would not be much of a fund raiser if you did not allow us to sell your stuff - some of which we know you were happy to let go of; others things that were precious and likely full of memories.  We tried to treat each and every item with respect.  Know too that anything that we did not sell was given to the Hospital Auxiliary and or to Community Living right here in Espanola.
We thank the Town of Espanola for allowing us to use Clear Lake Beach Park it is the perfect and very appropriate location..  Also, we thank the Espanola Curing Club for (once again) letting us borrow tables.  This year we got a surprise contribution from FreshCo in the form of 2 additional tables that we have passed on to Community Living for their Yard Sale at the end of the month.  Win, win win.
And our volunteers - what an amazing bunch.  Debbie, Heather M, Gary (Mr. Fixit) , Kathy, Dennis, Greg and Brian who all gave up a beautiful Friday afternoon to run the roads to collect tables then donations then sort and price them.  Then they are bundled back up for transport to the Beach - Herculean in my mind.  This time around we had the added benefit of a large trailer (Brian you were inspired to suggest we use it) and a not as large one (Dennis you too - inspired!).…


Posted by CLSA - Secretary on April 28, 2022 at 14:10 0 Comments

It is a go!
We will be holding the CLSA Community Yard Sale at Clear Lake Beach Park on May 14th from 9AM- 12PM.
We will be pricing and sorting on May 13th at Gary and Kathy's - 357 Clear Lake Dr.  Please drop off your donations there anytime after 12PM.
You are more than welcome to join in and help with the pricing and sorting - you are also more than welcome to help with the sale on the 14th.  All hands-on deck and the more the merrier. 
Failing all else it is hoped that you will drop by the beach on the 14th  to have a cup of coffee, meet& greet neighbours and participate in the fun. You can also take the opportunity to submit your 2022/2023 membership dues if you prefer cash or cheque over etransfer.
Hope to see you all 

Clear Lake Stewardship Association is a social network

Best Practices:

Click Shoreline Owners Guide for access to more  detailed  information

1. Establish and/or expand buffer zones. Click HERE to learn more

2. Don't use fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides.

3. Get septic systems pumped  out regularly and maintain the field bed. Click HERE to learn more

4. Use phosphate free and biodegradable soaps and cleaning products

5. Insure no paint, stain, gas and/or oil enters the lake.

6. Make no wake

7. Be a good Neighbour and good Steward - be considerate of your environment- be aware of your actions and the impact you are having on what surrounds you.


Blue Green Algae

Click HERE to read all about Blue Green Algae - published by the Peterborough Health Unit a number of years ago it is  a very informative and balanced document.

Click  HERE and HERE   to read  the government of Ontario  Fact sheets  - also vintage but still relevant  



 To learn about Eurasian milfoil Click HERE

To read the 2009 progress report  click HERE

To read the 2012 report about the milfoil in Clear Lake Click HERE. 

To read the 2013 report click HERE


Water Survey Results

To look at the detail 2009-2018 water testing/survey results go


To look at a summary report of the 2009-2017 water testing/survey results go



Know your limit and fish within it.

To discover fishing limits and seasons in our zone (10) go  HERE

If you suspect someone is overfishing REPORT IT doing nothing condones it!

Mitch Turcott
CO, Espanola Area
Desk : 705-869-5246
Cell: 705-869-7862


If there is a spill  into the lake call the Spills Action Hotline at 1-800-268-6060 to notify the MOE.

To find out what happens if there is a traffic accident that creates a spill that threatens the lake- click  HERE

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