Environment

Metal cleanup weekend, 2014

Here are some external resources to provide a better understanding of environmental issues relevant to our lake.

Invasive Species:

Slide deck: April-2017

Invading Species Awareness Program

Detection Mapping System (EDDMapS)

Water: Algae; Pollution & Nutrients; Sewage Disposal; Water Use

Shoreline: Shoreline Erosion; Grow Me Instead

Wildlife: It’s an added bonus to the beauty and serenity of our waterfront experience, but it is no surprise that while we share the same territory, at times that experience can be a little too close for comfort. Remember: while fun to watch, our natural visitors are not our pets.
It is important to maintain the health of the environment to ensure that wildlife don’t become a problem. Keeping natural habitats intact minimizes the need for wildlife to seek food or residence from their human neighbours.

Although people who feed wildlife generally do so with the best of intentions, the consequences are most always negative – for both the animals and their feeders.

  • Animals may lose their natural fear of humans and associate people with food, inviting unwanted visits and potential conflict
  • Parasites and disease will spread more rapidly through unnatural congregation around a feeder
  • Animals can become dependent on unnatural food sources, making them less able to survive in the wild
  • Feeding wildlife may bring unwanted animals to your property—bears enjoy deer food as well!
  • Artificial feed is unhealthy for wildlife

Cottage & Property: Alternatives; Greener Landscapes; Hazardous Waste; Heating with Wood; Shrink Your Energy Bill

environment@malachilake.ca