Make sure your voice is heard as part of the
Lake Stewardship Plan!

Click here to share your views:
 Lake Plan survey

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Meet Vanessa Clarke! Vanessa is a recent grad of Trent University’s Environmental Studies Program and now has her first job in this field as our “Sustainability Intern”, thanks to two amazing programs! Her employment with us is funded by a federal Career Launcher grant, a Colleges and Institutes Canada (CiCan) initiative which aims to launch careers and strengthen businesses by giving job seekers access to training and meaningful employment, and giving employers who support Canada’s efforts towards the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), access to subsidies for training and salary costs.

Her placement with us is supported by Eco-Internships, a non-profit organization that supports “small shop” environmental organizations across Canada by connecting them to funding opportunities to hire youth interns (under 30 years old) through wage subsidy grants. read more...


LOVE YOUR LAKE!
Read the
Cranberry Lake Values Survey and Lake Summary Report
Assessed: 2021 




DCLA: Providing stewardship of the lakes and surrounding environment!

We are an association of permanent and seasonal residents as well as visitors and supporters of the lakes.Dog and Cranberry Lakes are located in eastern Ontario and are a part of the Rideau Canal - a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The lakes are known for the scenic beauty of their shorelines which are typical of the rugged, rocky Canadian Shield of the Frontenac Arch - a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. The combination of natural deep basins and shallow "drowned lands" provides aquatic habitat for a variety of fish, including bass, crappie, pike and splake.

This year we are in the process of developing a Lake Health Action Plan with a focus on water quality. One of the key determinants of water quality is the preservation or restoration of a natural shoreline. Here are three great resources for shoreline protection and improvement.

72bw92G34Hjlg17R.png The Lake Protection Workbook was created as a self-assessment tool for lakeshore property owners. It was designed to help us understand how our actions might be affecting the lake and provides helpful tips on improving the natural environment along the shoreline.

 

72bw92G34Hjlg17R.png The Cataraqui Conservation Authority (CRCA) has valuable information for anyone planning to work on their waterfront properties or near watercourses, floodplains or wetlands including information regarding permits that may be required from the CRCA or the local municipality.

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Watersheds Canada - The Natural Edge guides landowners through the process of restoring a natural shoreline. The Love Your Lake program asses the entire shoreline of a lake and provides every landowner with a confidential, personalized property report and recommended actions for improving lake health for people and wildlife.