Within the BRLA, we work to monitor, maintain and protect the water quality, shores and environs of Big and Lower Rideau Lakes, and study, report and, if necessary, advocate on environmental issues that affect our area.
We are also active in the protection of wildlife habitat. Tracking and promoting the health of the Rideau Lakes is one of our key concerns. Our lake's environment supports a great diversity of wildlife, in its deep cold water and along its rocky shorelines and in its wetlands.
Environmental issues currently being studied and monitored by the BRLA include:
- Invasive Species
- Double Crested Cormorants
- Blue-Green Algae
- Our "How the Lake Works" series of articles, which explore the many social, political, regulatory and ecological systems that all connect to give us "our lake"
Please refer to the Resources page for more details, and check your Membership Emails and the Membership Section of the website for updates.
Rideau Lakes Environmental Foundation
The Rideau Lakes Environmental Foundation (RLEF) is a registered charity, working with you to protect your lakes. The mission of the RLEF is to safeguard the Rideau Lakes' environment for generations to come.
The RLEF actively solicits donations (in cash and kind) to support environmental programs on Big Rideau and Upper Rideau Lakes. Donations to the RLEF are tax deductible, and are essential to supporting environmental programs of the Big and Upper Rideau Lake Associations.
Lake association membership dues do not cover the full costs of RLEF environmental activities. We need further support to continue our important work in protection the Rideau Lakes natural and historical environment. Contact us at RLEF@bigrideaulakeassociation.com for more information.
2017-18 RLEF Board of Directors
- President - Michael Peterson (BRLA)
- Treasurer - Don Rasmussen (URLA)
- Bruce Boles (BRLA)
- Ed Brigden (BRLA)
- Brian Hawkins (BRLA)
- Doug Kirkland (BRLA)
- Jayne MacDonald (URLA)
Rideau Lakes Environmental Foundation Registered Charity #13978 9713 RR0001