Lac Notre-Dame and Usher Lake Association

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view of still water of lake says Preserve and protect the quality of the lakes and watershed to ensure their continued use and enjoyment by all with title Lac Notre-Dame and Usher Lake Association

2020 plans from our annual meeting

Our annual meeting was held August 24 - great discussions and input to this year’s plans. Thanks to all the lake members who came out. Water testing results were discussed in detail and the Goose Action plan hand out was available to all. * Board report and plans in the 2019 Annual General Meeting Minutes

Canada Goose Action Plan

An adult goose can produce as much as a kilo of poop every day, and those droppings can contaminate our water - and your property. We’ve created an action plan for the lake to minimize the damage.

Une bernache adulte peut produire jusqu’à un kilo de caca tous les jours, et ces excréments peuvent contaminer notre eau - et votre propriété. Nous avons créé un plan d’action pour le lac afin de minimiser les dégâts.

Water testing results

The Association tests samples of water from the Lakes for phosphorus, nitrogen and E-coli on a regular basis. Volunteer and Lake Association member Carole Doré has collected samples for testing for over 10 years. Say Thank You when you see her!

2019: Water testing results are in - E-Coli is a bit higher than previous years and there are some phosphate concerns.

Protect the clean water we enjoy

Keep our water clean. We pulled together a handy sheet of tips to share and delivered them dock to dock in 2018. Share them with your renters - binder page version available.

Some years, invasive Eurasian Milfoil forms a dense carpet on the lake’s surface, crowding out the indigenous plant species and harming fish. It was brought in on someone’s boat or fishing equipment. Each tiny piece broken off by waves or boats can turn into a new plant.

*** 2019 *** Overall milfoil levels are lower than other years, likely due to the cold wet spring and high water levels through July. Buoys were not placed as those areas did not have weeds thick and high enough to reach boat motors this year. Native weeds have returned in many areas. That said, there is still lots of milfoil - do cut and most importantly, remove the cuttings.

Watershed map of Lac Notre Dame and Usher Lake

The map shows all inlets and outlets into the lakes. Lots are marked. Water testing locations are marked.

Join the Lake Association

Join the Association to help fund water testing, protect the quality of our water, get updates on water quality initiatives and contribute to Association activities like placing buoys to alert boaters of heavy milfoil weed areas.

The lake dragon on Chemin du Domaines

photo of log painted like a dragon

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