I hope this message finds you well, and you are enjoying beautiful Lake Louisa.
When I last reached out this spring, the LLPOA had turned much of its attention to the oil spill in Caron’s Bay, and follow-up efforts on the decontamination and redevelopment. Towards the end of May, LLPOA Vice-President Karl Wockner and I went door-to-door to speak with residents and property owners in Caron’s Bay while work was underway. We provided a detailed package of information gathered from the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change on this dossier and listened to the concerns of our community. We’re pleased to say that it’s been a few weeks since the completion of work in Caron’s Bay, and from all accounts it seems that remediation efforts were successful.
Extending our community outreach, I met informally with the new owners of the large parcel of land at the end of the Lake Louisa North Road, to welcome them to our beautiful community. At this meeting I had the opportunity to highlight the LLPOA mandate and introduce a couple of members of the LLPOA Executive Board. Together we discussed our mutual respect for the environment, and shared interest in preserving and protecting our lake and watershed. While I can’t speak for others, I have to say that this meeting put to rest lingering concerns about environmental threats from large-scale development in this area. All-in-all this was a very positive way to engage with new land or property owners. The LLPOA will once again look to begin welcoming new members of our community and share information that will help protect our lake and watershed.
Behind the scenes our Board of Directors and volunteers have been hard at work. In the upcoming newsletter we’ll share information about measures to protect our lake paradise. Articles in our newsletter and on the website will include water testing results and important measures you can take to protect Lake Louisa and its shoreline and streams from a range of invasive and toxic species, and other topics like the dangers of fossil fuel stored around lakes and in the watershed.
To those of you who have renewed your memberships and to those who intend to do so (Click here for the membership page), on behalf of the LLPOA please accept our sincere thanks. Membership dues go towards website updates, new signs at the spring and other key areas, and communication materials that raise awareness on a range of topics to help guide decisions and behaviour in an effort to keep our lakes safe and healthy.
We hope to see you all at the AGM August 21st, 10 a.m. at the Wentworth Community Centre @ 86, Louisa Road, Wentworth QC, J8H 0C7