Redstone Lake Cottagers Association
Protecting Your Lake
Bitter, Burdock, Little Redstone, Pelaw & Redstone
What do Lake Associations do?
Big, small, old or new, all lake associations' purposes are similar - to maintain, protect and improve the quality of its waterways, lakes and watershed, its membership and property owner’s interests and the life style and lake community. It is one of the most important tools in building a strong sense of community and well-being for our lake and adding to your property’s value.
Benefits of joining the Redstone Lake Cottagers Association
- We work to protect your property values through close contact with the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR)
- Membership fees are needed to build up reserves (war chest) to deal with any potential environmental issues, i.e. Blue Green Algae, Invasive Species Eurasian Milfoil which would be extremely costly to eliminate from our lakes should they occur
- We monitor water quality monthly from May to October at several locations on our lakes
- In 2014 we joined the Love Your Lake program and shoreline assessments were conducted. Results and recommendations were mailed out to all property owners who participated
- We alert cottagers of potential issues affecting our lake and properties
- We have an Annual General Meeting in July with speakers that address topics of interest to our members; water quality, septic maintenance, County road maintenance, boating & ATV safety
- Our Executive interacts with local politicians regularly. Your membership increases our strength in defending your interests
- RLCA is a member of CHA, Coalition of Haliburton Property Owners’ Associations
- RLCA is a member of FOCA, Federation of Ontario Cottagers’ Associations
- RLCA is a member of CEWF, Coalition for Equitable Water Flow
- Our Newsletter is produced in the Fall/Winter and Spring/Summer
- New members receive a map of Redstone and surrounding lakes and 2 RLCA association signs
- We represent Bitter, Burdock, Little Redstone, Pelaw and Redstone Lakes
- Our members in good standing enjoy discounts with a number of our local businesses such as Arborview Tree Care, Superior Propane, French’s Septic, as well as insurance companies like Dawson Insurance Brokers, Floyd Hall Insurance Brokers. See our website for details.
- We provide a membership confirmation letter to identify you as a member in good standing of RLCA
- We are on facebook and Twitter
Membership Update - Feb 2017
10 February 2017
Thomas Giguere has embraced Haliburton County’s lakes since he was a toddler.
His love of the water and fascination with the life in it led him to enrolling in the marine and freshwater biology program at the University of Guelph.
So when the 21-year-old heard there were jellyfish in the Highlands, it piqued his interest.
Notes: from U.S. Geological Survey - Freshwater jellyfish is not considered dangerous to humans. Although its stings can paralyze macroinvertebrates and small fish, its small nematocysts are not likely to penetrate human skin (Peard, 2002). Follow link to article
27 January 2017
January 2017 Membership Update
15 January 2017
Save the Date for the 2017 AGM. Will be held at the Haliburton Forest.
17 November 2016
Dates are Saturday July 9th (10AM – 4PM) and Sunday July 10th (10AM – 3PM). This event is like that Studio Tour but featuring the local artists of Kennisis Lake and area. All sites are accessible by water and by road. There is good signage on the road to identify the exhibitors. For more information visit http://www.klcoa.org/
9 July 2016
Come and join us on the 9th from 2-4pm at the Haliburton Forest in the Seminar room.
A meet and greet will be held right after the meeting.
9 July 2016