In January 2009, the District of Lakeland #521 established an Environmental Advisory Committee:

  • To advise the Council on environmental issues within the District.  These issues may
    come from the Council, cottage/community/condo associations, committee members,
    government and other agencies, or individual ratepayers.
  • The Committee consults and works with representatives from government and
    non-government agencies such as SK Environment and PARCS, environmental
    and other community groups.
  • Membership consists of up to two people from each of our four lakes (Anglin,
    Christopher, Emma, McPhee) and/or cottage owner/community (condo)
    associations, and at least one District Councillor appointed annually.
Committee members are:

District Councillors: Cheryl Bauer Hyde 
Karen Bosker  (Chair)
Anglin Lake: Karee Davidson 
Marcia Klein 
Christopher Lake: VACANT 
Emma Lake: Tom Laxdal 
Wayne Hyde 
McPhee Lake: VACANT 
Member at Large: Daryl Jessop
Keith Dahl
Terry Neefs

Since inception, this committee has:

  • With the support of the cottage associations, designed and implemented a
    water quality testing program to monitor the overall health of our lakes. 
    The parameters being tested have all been found to be within the Saskatchewan
    Surface Water Quality Objectives for the protection of aquatic life and for recreation
    and aesthetics.

  • Supported recycling efforts (paper/cardboard and new in 2011 – plastics).

  • Developed a brochure to educate boaters of the shoreline damage caused by
    the wake from their boats and personal water crafts.

  • Purchased and erected “no wake” signage as well as “nesting” signage to educate
    that bird nesting  sites are sensitive areas

  • Planned and hosted the “Nurture Nature in Lakeland Day” in 2010 and
    2011 to promote environmental awareness in the Lakeland area.