Guides and Resources

Below is a list of links to guides and workbooks on lake stewardship.

A Shoreline Owner's Guide to Healthy Waterfronts
This popular guide from the Federation of Ontario Cottagers' Associations provides quick and easy ways shoreline property owners can live in balance with the lake ecosystem.

A Shoreline Owner's Guide to Invasive Species
Produced by the Federation of Ontario Cottagers' Associations with support by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

A Shoreline Owner's Guide to Lakeland Living
Produced by the Lakeland Alliance

Beginner's Guide to Shoreline Stewardship
In this short video, Barb Elliot, a professor in the Ecosystem Management Program at Fleming College, describes simple actions at the shoreline that can protect lake health for future generations.

Lake Protection Workbook: A Self-Assessment Tool for Shoreline Property Owners
The Lake Links Planning Committee's Lake Protection Workbook helps property owners assess whether their land use and activities are promoting lake health. The workbook includes practical guides and recommendations for enhancing lake stewardship.

Landowner Guide to Protecting Water Quality in the Kawarthas
Kawartha Conservation's guide provides best practices for each season to help reduce runoff of pollutants into the lake.

The Shore Primer: A Cottager's Guide to a Healthy Waterfront
Produced by Fisheries and Oceans Canada in Association with Cottage Life

Take the Plunge: A Guide to Stewardship of Ontario's Waters
Produced by the Federation of Ontario Cottagers' Associations

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