An Eco-label of Stewardship Excellence

Everyone Should Have a Stake in the Health of Their Lake

Blue Lakes is a rewarding voluntary program that sustains lake health for today and future generations. Achieving Blue Lake status has the potential to improve property values while preserving nature’s gifts. It is your opportunity to have an impact on lake health and cultivate a caring community.

Blue lakes is an eco-label program that provides a template for action and education. It is a label and a portfolio of tools, resources, and activities that can be tailored to your lake’s needs. The label also comes with access to real-time data about your lake.

The Blue Lakes eco-label is provided in recognition of your commitment to stewardship and education. The label is not provided because of a lake's environmental conditions, but instead as a testament to your care.

Find Out More About the Program

Keeping Lakes Healthy

The Blue Lakes database helps you record data in areas of water quality, fisheries, and shoreline development on your lake.

Helping You Steward

We provide educational resources to help you meet your stewardship goals. As a Blue Lake you can access Love Your Lake, Natural Edge and Shoreline Garden programs.

Understanding Trends

The Blue Lakes program is a cooperative platform. Your input and that of scientists and partners will enable you to track historical and current trends on your lake.

We are still building the elements of Blue Lakes Program and have started a soft launch in 2022.

If you wish to be part of the Steering Committee and build capacity to launch the Blue Lakes Program, contact us at 705-457-1222

Blue Lakes is a project of The Land Between charity

Thank you to our invaluable partners for providing advice and helping to fashion this program:

Aileen Wheeldon, Wood Lake Association

Andrea Kirkwood, Kirkwood Labs UIT

Barbara King, Watersheds Canada

Doug Wellman, North Kawartha Lakes Assocation

Fred McConnell, Wollaston Lake Association

Janet Brown, Dog and Cranberry Lakes Assocation

Jeff Crocker, Skeleton Lake Cottagers Organization

Les Clark, Salmon Lake Association

Norma Gibson McDonald, Brule Lake Community Association

Rebecca Willison, Muskoka Watershed Council

William Napier, North Kawartha Lakes Association

We tested the need for the Blue Lakes Program in 2017-18 with the support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation. See our results We will piloting the program in spring 2022. Stay tuned to participate in this exciting program!

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