ALLIANCE OF RIDEAU LAKES ASSOCIATIONS
The initial geographic area for this Alliance of Rideau Lakes Associations will be the Rideau Valley watershed, however, lake associations outside the Rideau Valley will be welcomed.
Represent the interests of all participating Lake Associations in promoting lakes as a sustainable resource (economic, social and environmental) and in preserving the quality of the lake environments for present and future generations.
- establish an effective communications network plus provide a location for archiving records/data of all member lake associations
- provide a voice with regard to common interests plus communicate/coordinate with various government departments and non-government agencies (Provincial Ministries, Rideau Canal, municipalities, Counties, Conservation Authorities, Stewardship Councils, LandOwner Resource Centre, FOCA, etc.)
- promote sound standards and criteria (water quality, setbacks from water, shoreline development, etc.)
Activities or Actions to help achieve these objectives are outlined in the following table.
- Communications and information exchange
Develop a marketing and communications plan to promote the Alliance and its member Lake Associations
Exchange newsletters and/or articles or perhaps publish an Alliance newsletter
Develop an Internet website
Develop and maintain a central repository of all records/data for member Lake Associations
Partner with others regarding cost effective development and distribution of information e.g. joint publications; joint displays; etc.
Support the operation of existing storefronts e.g. LandOwner Resource Centre and BRLA Storefront
- Develop mechanism to elicit issues and concerns from member Lake Associations
- Develop position papers on common issues such as environmental issues; Provincial legislation and regulations; Official Plans and Zoning Bylaws; municipal voting procedures; policing; taxation; and water safety
- Maintain an up-to-date technology support system to quickly and accurately research and acquire information e.g. reference/resource library
- Develop methodology or how-to information on topics such as setbacks from water; water quality monitoring; septic system and shoreline vegetation surveys; and lake management planning
For more information contact:
Rideau Valley Conservation Authority
Box 599, 1128 Mill Street
Manotick, Ontario K4M 1A5
1998-2000 Ken Watson