THE ENVIRONMENTAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Committee Reports
2017 Information Pamphlet

Information regarding Zebra & Quagga Mussels; Environmentally Friendly Fertilizer; ATVs in Lakes are Illegal; and Dark Sky Lighting.
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2016 Water Quality Program Summary

The 2016 Water Quality monitoring program was carried out during the open water season following the same monitoring and sampling plan used during the last four summers. The prime program objective of this monitoring program remained unchanged which is to ensure compliance with Saskatchewan Surface Water Quality Objectives for Recreation and Aesthetics and for the protection of Aquatic Life.
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Environmental Advisory Committee Report June 12

Regular Meeting
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Environmental Advisory Committee Report May 10

Regular Meeting
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2015 Water Quality Program Summary

The 2015 Water Quality monitoring program was carried out during the open water season following the same monitoring and sampling plan used during the last four summers. The prime program objective of this monitoring program remained unchanged which is to ensure compliance with Saskatchewan Surface Water Quality Objectives for Recreation and Aesthetics and for the protection of Aquatic Life.
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2014 Water Quality Program Summary

The 2014 Water Quality monitoring program was carried out during the open water season following the same monitoring and sampling plan used during the last three summers. The prime program objective of this monitoring program remained unchanged which is to ensure compliance with Saskatchewan Surface Water Quality Objectives for Recreation and Aesthetics and for the protection of Aquatic Life.
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Environmental Management Plan

In the fall of 2013, the District of Lakeland No. 521 in conjunction with the Environmental Advisory Committee submitted an application to the University of Saskatchewan’s School of Environment and Sustainability to engage the services of a graduate student that would assist the municipality in developing a sustainable long term Environmental Management Plan for the municipality. The District was fortunate in being accepted for the University program from among 60 applicants and the services of graduate student Kyle Young were obtained. Throughout the balance of 2013 and into the fall of 2014, the Environmental Advisory Committee with support from the District of Lakeland No. 521 and input from the Ministry of Environment, many meetings were held to provide sufficient background information for the development of the plan. Throughout the discussions, numerous issues were identified that represented a concern for the municipality and the Committee in terms of water quality, forest management and watershed protection. These issues include the number and operation of watercraft, regional development, shoreline alterations, lake water quality and the degradation of ecologically sensitive areas to name a few. As stated, the Environmental Management Plan identifies and prioritizes these concerns so that the municipality may work towards eliminating or reducing the detrimental effects and thus providing a sustainable plan for future generations. Sincere thanks and appreciation go out to the members of the Environmental Advisory Committee who took the time to volunteer their time and ideas in the development and future implementation of this plan.
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2013 Water Quality Program Summary

The Water Quality monitoring program was continued in 2013 during the open water season following the same monitoring and sampling plan used in 2012
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2012 Water Quality Program Summary

The Water Quality monitoring program was initiated in 2011 by the District of Lakeland and supported in part by the Cottage Owner Associations of Anglin Lake, Emma & Christopher Lakes and McPhee Lake. The program was continued during the 2012 open water season.
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2011 Water Quality Program Summary

The District of Lakeland Water Quality Program was implemented with two main objectives in mind. The first is compliance assessment to determine if various water quality parameters meet the provincial water quality objectives for the protection of Aquatic Life and for Recreation and Aesthetics. The second is trend assessment. Water Quality data gathered on Anglin, Emma, Christopher and McPhee Lakes, will be documented and compared with data gathered previously to determine if any long-term trends are occurring or if any significant changes have or are occurring over time.
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