MAPLE - The Mutual Associations for the Protection of Lake Environments

Check out their website (www.rideauvalley.on.ca/maple) for lots of useful information on the preservation of the natural lake environments.

SPRING NURSERY DAY

What: To plant the remainder of the cuttings prepared last year (about 5,000 willow and dogwood)
When: Saturday, June 4, 2005, 9 a.m. till early afternoon
Where: MAPLE Inc. Shoreline Nursery, North Shore Road, Christie Lake. Visit MAPLE web site for Map www.rideauvalley.on.ca/maple




FAPEL - the ardent and passionate defenders of the environment..

Check out their website ([English] [Francais] for interesting stories, position papers and general information about lake, river and shore protection.
Extracts of particular interest are shown below:

FAPEL's ENVIRONMENTAL NEWS

An original way of showing how our environment is going to blazes.

THE LAKE PROGRAM

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE PROTECTION AND RESTORATION OF THE SHORELAND

(23 Jan. 2006): ALL ABOUT AQUATIC PLANTS; New: Our turn to invade others! http://www.fapel.org/english/anplant5.htm

(16 Jan. 2006): New: we have algae in our lake! http://www.fapel.org/english/anbloom.htm

(13 June 2005): NATIVE SHRUBS - Shrubby Willow and Large-Leaved Meadow-sweet http://www.fapel.org/english/anrive10.htm

(23 May 2005): NATIVE SHRUBS - Sweet Gale and Viriginia Creeper http://www.fapel.org/english/anrive9.htm

(23 May 2005): Shoreland with a retaining wall - flooded at the base or not flooded http://www.fapel.org/english/anrive7.htm

(9 May 2005): Shoreland restoration. Shorelands with slopes greater than 30% and banks of less than 5 meters or banks of more than 5 meters.http://www.fapel.org/english/anrive6.htm

(2 May 2005): Shorelands with slopes of less than 30% and shorelands with slopes of more than 30%. http://www.fapel.org/english/anrive4.htm

(4 April 2005): The principles of shoreland restoration http://www.fapel.org/english/anrive3.htm

(18 April 2005): WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE FORESTIAL BORDER OF A LAKE. - Basic rules for the protection of the forestial border of a lake. http://www.fapel.org/english/anaudela3.htm

(21 March 2005): SOME PEOPLE USE THE LAKE TO WASH THEMSELVES. - a municipal by-law can put an end to that plague! http://www.fapel.org/english/anlave3.htm

(7 March 2005): Abominable beavers. http://www.fapel.org/english/ancastor.htm

All You Need To Know About Phosphates; Phosphorus Concentration Regulations; Laundry detergents http://www.fapel.org/english/anphos6.htm

LAWS AND BY-LAWS - Is your lake well protected by your municipal by-laws?

(24 Jan. 2005): does your municipality has any control over tree cutting in Crown land around lakes? http://www.fapel.org/english/anregle11.htm

(17 Jan. 2005): Are road repairs along the lakeshore well regulated? http://www.fapel.org/english/anregle4.htm

(10 Jan. 2005): Are the shallows well defined in your zoning by-laws? http://www.fapel.org/english/anregle5.htm

(13 Dec. 2004): Are streams well defined in your municipal by-laws? http://www.fapel.org/english/anregle10.htm

FAPEL FISH & GAME

(16 May 2005): SIX FISHING METHODS THAT CAN'T GO WRONG - Trolling and drifting http://www.fapel.org/english/anjeanp7.htm

(31 Jan. 2005): JEAN PAGÉ - Fishing techniques that can't go wrong http://www.fapel.org/english/anjeanp10.htm

MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT

(28 Feb. 2005): The ups and downs of the ministry of Environment http://www.fapel.org/english/anmef2.htm

SNOWMOBILES

(5 Feb. 2005): Priority given to snowmobiles: In spite of the Regulation Respecting Snowmobiles! http://www.fapel.org/english/anmneige.htm

BOATS AND JETSKIS - FEDERAL BOATING RESTRICTION REGULATIONS

(7 Feb. 2005): Municipality of Low innovates: http://www.fapel.org/english/anmoto45.htm

The SPIVAK Affair: What a mess! http://www.fapel.org/english/anmoto44.htm