Living By Water
Life on Raven Lake is all about the water. Our enjoyment of cottage life is greatly influenced by lake health and water quality. The Raven Lake Cottagers Association encourages residents to practice environmental stewardship to protect the health of our lake ecosystem for future generations. One way we can protect water quality is to shift our behaviour around how we use our waste water systems.
Stewardship = Keeping Functional Septics
What can you do to help keep your septic system functioning?
Septic systems play a vital role in preventing nutrients in our waste water from entering the lake. However, as you will learn in the following video, many septic systems fail. What can you do to help keep your septic system functioning?
Rob Davis, a septic system consultant and owner of EcoEthic, delivered the following presentation to the CHA in September 2012. This 20 minute video will teach you everything you didn't want to know about your septic system and more.
Responsible use and protection of the natural environment through conservation and sustainable practices. Aldo Leopold (1887–1948) championed environmental stewardship based on a land ethic "dealing with man's relation to land and to the animals and plants which grow upon it." – (Source, see Environmental Stewardship)
Fire Department for Algonquin Highlands — (Dial 911 if an emergency!!)
FOCA — Federation of Ontario Cottagers' Association
Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, Lake Partner website
Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, Lake Partner MAP results
**(this is the one that most people will find useful)
Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, Lake Partner Downloadable DATA