Outreach & Liaison

CLA Outreach Programs


Lake Networking Group (LNG) Meeting Minutes


The Lake Networking Group (LNG) is an informal association of representatives from various lake associations in Lanark and South Frontenac Counties, and representatives from Rideau Valley Conservation Authority (RVCA) and Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority (MVCA).  Seven lake associations were represented at the first meeting in 2004 and currently there are representatives from 28 Eastern Ontario lake associations. The Group has remained an informal gathering of lake representatives united by a common desire to work together and learn from one another.  Tay Valley Township has supported the Lake networking Group by providing space at the Burgess Hall for their meetings.

The LNG generally meets 2-3 times per year (winter, spring and fall) to discuss issues of mutual interest and share strategies for dealing with those issues.  Select Archives – Your CLA Organization) for previous minutes.


Lake Links


Since 2002, the Lake Links Workshop has been an annual Eastern Ontario opportunity for citizens, representatives from over 40 lake and river associations, government and non- governmental organizations and other stakeholders to come together  to listen to speakers, share information, and address common lake and river issues.  Every year, usually in October,  participants share ways they can all protect what makes their communities unique – their lakes.  The workshop has become an important networking opportunity for these groups and has fostered excellent partnerships, communication and collaboration.


Friends of the Tay Watershed (FoTW) newsletters

The Friends of the Tay Watershed is a non-profit charitable association of residents, associations, NGOs and governments, dedicated to preserving and enhancing the health of the Tay River watershed, in eastern Ontario.  See www.taywatershed.ca


OPP / Lake Associations Meeting Minutes


Representatives from various lake associations in Tay Valley Township meet with the OPP once yearly normally in the Fall, to receive activity reports from the OPP, discuss issues of mutual interest, and to share strategies for dealing with those issues.