Hello everyone!

Now is the time to renew your membership or become a member of the Association pour la protection des lacs Beaven et Rond.

With the support of its members, volunteers and generous donors, the Association is pursuing its mission to raise awareness among lake users of the issues affecting the protection of our lakes. It is also committed to combating the proliferation of Eurasian water milfoil (EWM). This is a complex problem that requires solutions tailored to the specific characteristics of each of Beaven and Rond lakes.

Lac Rond is shallow and much more at risk of eutrophication (lake death), the milfoil beds are, for the most part, moderately dense, and manual removal by divers using the suction barge is effective.  Last summer, an entire bay of Lac Rond was cleared of EWM, thanks to the work of volunteers.

Beaven Lake is much larger and deeper than Rond Lake. It’s also less at risk of eutrophication, and most of its EWM beds are very dense and cover large areas. Manual removal is therefore impossible for these large meadows.  The Association is therefore working on a medium- and long-term plan to obtain the necessary legal authorizations and funding (several hundred thousand dollars) for the installation of webs, or to establish other alternative solutions depending on how knowledge on EWM is evolving.

As a result, separate committees for Lac Rond and Lac Beaven have been created to address the specific needs of each lake and manage its operations.

For more information, we invite you to join the Annual General Meeting on Sunday, May 26, 2024, at 10 a.m., at the Montcalm Community Centre, 33 route du lac-Rond Nord.

Respecting the EWM zones identified by the yellow buoys, as well as the rules of safety and nautical courtesy on our lakes, should also help to limit the spread of milfoil, bank erosion and good relations between residents and boaters.



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