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Lac Notre-Dame and Usher Lake Association

Lac Notre-Dame and Usher Lake Association

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

2022 annual meeting was held on Zoom on August 27

Eurasian Milfoil - stay clear of yellow weed buoys

More yellow buoys were purchased to mark areas with milfoil close to the surface. Stay clear so you don't cut and spread it. Remove any cuttings at your shoreline.

En 2021, après plusieurs années de faibles niveaux de mauvaises herbes, le myriophylle en épi envahissant a de nouveau formé un tapis à la surface du lac. De nouvelles bouées jaunes ont été achetées pour marquer les zones où le myriophylle est proche de la surface. Votre sillage et vos moteurs coupent l'herbe - chaque morceau coupé peut donner naissance à une nouvelle plante. Restez à l'écart des bouées.
* Reduce Eurasian Milfoil - tips and history

Water testing results

The Association tests samples of water from the Lakes for phosphorus, nitrogen and E-coli in early August. Volunteers Carole Doré & Rejean Vaillant collect the samples every year. Say Thank You when you see them!

L'association analyse régulièrement des échantillons d'eau des lacs pour le phosphore, l'azote et l'E-coli. Carole Doré et Rejean Vaillant collectes des échantillons pour les analyser depuis plus de 15 ans. Dites-leurs merci quand vous les verrez!

Protect the clean water we enjoy

Keep our water clean. Share our tip sheet with your new neighbours and renters - binder page version available.

Gardez notre eau propre. Partagez la fiche de conseils avec vos locataires - version de la page du cartable disponible.

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.

La carte montre toutes les entrées et sorties des lacs. Les lots sont marqués. Les lieux d'analyse de l'eau sont indiqués.

Blue-green algae watch

  • If you see a blue-green film (looks like paint or pollen) floating on the surface of the water, take a photo and send it to Lisa at
  • I may then advise you to collect a sample in a clean jar (with gloves or wash hands well afterwards) so I can identify it under the microscope.
  • If it IS blue-green, I will then send an email warning to all lake association members.
  • Si vous voyez un film bleu-vert à la surface de l'eau, prenez une photo et envoyez-la à Lisa à
  • Je vous conseillerai alors de prélever un échantillon dans un bocal propre afin que je puisse l'identifier au microscope.
  • S'il s'agit d'une eau bleu-vert, j'enverrai alors un avertissement par courriel à tous les membres de l'association du lac.

Canada Goose Action Plan

A lawn near the shore attracts geese and goose poop. Naturalize your shoreline to prevent geese and erosion.

Une pelouse près du rivage attire les oies, et les crottes d'oie. Prévenez les oies et l'érosion en naturalisant votre rivage.

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.

  • See About the Association for previous meeting notes/minutes, financial reports, board members and objectives
  • Join or renew your membership to fund water testing and water quality
  • Renew for 2022 after July 1: e-transfer $10 and any donation to - use 'What is the lake word' as your secret question with the answer: water22
  • Joining? Email and we'll get you onto the email list and arrange your payment
  • Members will receive 2-3 emails per year from - to get the emails, join us, or if you already joined, check your junk mail/spam to make sure the email didn't end up there.

    The lake dragon on Chemin du Domaines

    photo of log painted like a dragon