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 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 HERE for the Jun 2013 AGM


Minutes of the more resent Executive Council Meetings:

Jan 2021 - Click HERE

April 2021 - Click HERE

June 2021 - Click HERE

Sept 2021 - Click HERE

April 2022 - Click HERE

Oct 2022 - Click HERE

Nov 2022 - Click HERE

Jan 2023 - Click HERE

April  2023 - Click  HERE

June 2023 - Click HERE


Treasurers Reports:

Year End 2021 (Mar 2022) - Click HERE

April 2022 - Click HERE

May 2022 - Click HERE

June 2022 - Click HERE

July 2022 - Click HERE 

Aug 2022 - Click HERE

Sept 2022 -  Click HERE

Oct 2022 - Click HERE

Nov 2022 - Click HERE

 Dec 2022 - Click HERE



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!



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