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Stewardship Plan Complete for East Lake

Quinte Conservation and Friends of East Lake are pleased to announce the publication of the East Lake Plan. Quinte Conservation Education Coordinator Maya Navrot says, “We’re proud of the hard work that has gone into this plan and we are looking forward to working with other groups who are interested in this process. The purpose of a stewardship plan is to identify, protect, preserve and enhance the unique environmental and social features of a lake and its watershed for present and future generations.”

In 2012 the County of Prince Edward, Quinte Conservation, and Friends of East Lake formed a collaborative to create the plan and hired French Planning Services as consultants. The plan is the result of two years of public workshops with various groups including farmers, resort and campground owners, full time residents and seasonal users of East Lake.

Lake plans are developed through a community-based process that considers all stakeholders on the lake and in the watershed. Numerous workshops engage members of the community to identify values and issues as well as to develop stewardship actions and land use recommendations.

The completed East Lake Plan contains 58 recommended actions. It reflects and builds upon background materials collected for a State of the Lake Report completed in 2013 and from public consultations. The State of the Lake Report is a document containing all the information available on East Lake. It includes information on land use, development, environmentally sensitive areas, wetlands, water quality, water quantity, and species in the area. This document will be a valuable tool for Prince Edward County council to use a resource document when reviewing future development proposals.

Navrot adds “This is the first comprehensive study carried out on any of the Prince Edward County’s inland lakes, and will lead the way for additional studies on the other lakes in the future. The preparation of this plan is just the first step. The important work has yet to be undertaken and we encourage everyone to engage in the recommended activities.”

The plan can be downloaded and reviewed from the website www.eastlakeplan.ca. A copy of the State of the Lake Report and notes from all public meetings and steering committee meetings from the last two years can also be found on the website.

Concerned local citizens are building on the success of the East Lake Plan and looking at creating plans for Stoco Lake and Weller’s Bay.

Quinte Conservation is a community-based environmental protection agency. It serves 18 municipalities in the watersheds of the Moira, Napanee and Salmon Rivers and Prince Edward County. It provides cost-effective environmental expertise and leadership. Quinte Conservation’s main goal is to create a sustainable ecosystem where people and nature live in harmony.

For more information:
Maya Navrot
Maya Navrot
Education Coordinator
(613) 968-3434 ext. 131
(613) 354-3312 ext. 131

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