Lake Plan

Kennisis Lake Plan

The purpose of the Kennisis Lake Plan is to recognize and protect the unique character of the watershed. Ways to ensure the long-term protection, maintenance and restoration of natural, social and physical features of the watershed are recommended in the plan.

This web site is designed to assist in the creation and distribution of documents/tools for implementation of the Lake Plan including activities such as:

  • A permanent repository for documentation
  • Facilitate easy access and update of documents
  • Provide a community based, democratic forum for sharing information

One goal of the Lake Plan is to Produce a Practical Stewardship Guide to encourage cottage owners, renters and others to become good stewards of the land/water by promoting awareness about the impact of their activities on water quality and the natural environment.

The Guide will focus on environmental stewardship and especially the importance of natural shorelines. It will include information on ‘how to’ such as:

  • reduce or eliminate laundry and dishwasher detergents containing phosphorus
  • eliminate the use of lawn fertilizers and other garden chemicals such as pesticides and herbicides
  • select the best of the new septic technologies or maintain an existing septic tank
  • properly drain a hot tub
  • maintain and restore natural shorelines