Lake Associations are the heart of stewardship!  Our watershed benefits from having over 40 within its boundaries, teeming with citizen scientists and lake lovers who are passionate about the health of the ecosystem – see if there is one near you!

There are over 40 lake associations in this watershed, each with a unique focus and membership, but many with a common goal of protecting and understanding water quality.  Just recently, the Federation of Ontario Cottagers’ Associations launched “Lake Associations,” filmed and produced by Chelsie Xavier-Blower as part of the Environmental Visual Communication program, a joint initiative of Fleming College and the Royal Ontario Museum – to find out the benefits of lake associations, check it out at

In August 2015, the first Binational Lake Association Network Event for this watershed was held in International Falls, MN, drawing association members together across the border.  A second event is planned for September 11, 2018 – if interested, please contact Kelli Saunders at  Read through the Full Report (2015_LAN_Full-Report) or the Summary of the 2013 event at LANSummary2015Final.

Want to know more? Take a tour of the lake associations in this basin – where they are, who they are, what they do:

Map Tour of Lake Associations.