Bursary Available from Friends of the Tay Valley

Do you know a continuing student who could use a little financial support?

The 2019 Water Guardian Bursary is open to a graduating student or an alumnus of a Tay Watershed high school pursuing post-secondary studies in Environmental Science or a related program concerned with the environment and water sustainability. 

Being a bursary as distinct from a scholarship, this opportunity offers the student financial assistance based not on marks, but on a passionate interest in the environment and water sustainability. 

Notices have been posted and application forms made available at each of Smiths Falls Collegiate Institute, Perth and District Collegiate Institute, St. John Catholic High School in Perth and the Granite Ridge Education Centre in Sharbot Lake. Check with the Guidance Councillor. 

Information and an application form are also available at http://www.taywatershed.ca/documents/BURSARY-2019.pdf Applications and supporting letters may be submitted to the appropriate school person for bursaries and scholarships for onward transmittal to The Friends of the Tay Watershed Assn. 

Applications may also be submitted directly to the Friends of the Tay Watershed Assn
by e-mail to friends@taywatershed.ca  , subject “Bursary”
through Canada Post to P.O. Box 2065, 57 Foster St., Perth, K7H 3M9

RVCA Releases its Annual Report

Media Release: “The Rideau Valley Conservation Authority (RVCA) has released its 2018 annual report, and among our many accomplishments from the past year, the planting of our six millionth tree stands tall.

“Every year we partner with landowners to reforest abandoned farm fields and other unused land,” said Scott Danford, manager of the reforestation program at RVCA. “Putting this land to work promotes wildlife and biodiversity, protects soil from erosion and improves water quality, while improving the look and value of these private properties.”

And that’s just one program of many at the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority, which monitors watershed health across a vast swath of land from Central Frontenac to Merrickville-Wolford and all the way to downtown Ottawa.”

Click here to read more.

Open House on Rideau Lakes Official Plan Update

Join the community conversation!

Rideau Lakes is embarking on a major update to its Official Plan. This regular process of review and update is required under the Planning Act. The purpose of an Official Plan is to ensure that future planning and development meets the community’s needs. Any updates to this document will be prepared through extensive public consultation to identify what those needs are.

There are 2 upcoming meetings of interest to the Rideau Lakes community:

1. Open House Date: April 16, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Location: Newboro Community Hall at 15 Drummond Street

Purpose: As part of the Community Consultation Strategy for the Official Plan Update this session will discuss Tourism and Recreation.

2. Council Meeting Date: May 6, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

Purpose: To discuss the revisions that may be required to the Township’s Official Plan and to hear from the public about what your concerns are in regards to the Official Plan, prior to developing a draft of the future changes.

Click here for more information about this process; the current official plan can be accessed here.

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Environmental Commissioner Speaking in Ottawa on February 1st

Due to changes the Ontario government is making to the Environmental Bill of Rights (EBR) and the Office of the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO), after May 1st the office of the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario will no longer exist.

Join ECO Dr. Dianne Saxe for an opportunity for a report on energy, climate change, the environment and government performance under the EBR.

Click here for more information on the event.

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"Happy Holidays" Message from Township of Rideau Lakes

Sending warm holiday wishes to you and your family, along with an update from the Public Works Department. Here are a few things to be aware of as we head into the winter season.
2019 Calendars:
The 2019 Township calendars are expected to arrive next week and will be mailed out to permanent residents. Seasonal residents can pick up a copy of the calendar at the Township Office or at a variety of local businesses in April. The calendar is full of important information about your Township including waste & recycling, meeting dates, dog licenses, burn permits, a listing of Staff and Council and much more. Please hang your calendar somewhere clearly visible to refer to throughout the year and enjoy the beautiful photos.
Snow Plowing & Maintenance:
Please keep in mind that Rideau Lakes’ road system consists several road authorities. If you have a complaint, make sure you are contacting the correct authority.
Township Roads
Dan Chant - Roads Coordinator
email: dchant@twprideaulakes.on.ca
Phone: 613-928-2251 (Ext. 227)
Toll Free: 1-800-928-2250
County Roads
Maintenance and snow plowing of County Roads within our Township is the responsibility of the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville.
All inquiries regarding County Roads should be directed to:
United Counties of Leeds and Grenville
25 Central Ave W., Suite 100
Brockville, On    K6V 4N6
Tel: 613-342-3840
Toll Free: 1-800-770-2170
Highway 15
Maintenance and snow plowing of Highway 15 within our Township of Rideau Lakes is the responsibility of High Road Maintenance.
All inquiries regarding Highway 15 should be directed to:
High Road Maintenance
Tel: 613-547-5591
Toll Free: 1-866-685-2770

Click here for the full Township message.

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