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District of Katepw - Love Your Lake

posted Mar 24, 2016, 8:03 AM by Alice Davis   [ updated May 31, 2016, 9:39 AM ]

Lower Qu’Appelle Watershed Stewards Inc. (LQWS) is excited to partner with Watersheds Canada and the Canadian Wildlife Federation to assess the health of Lake Katepwa shorelines as part of the Love Your Lake program.

Love Your Lake is a packaged shoreline assessment and educational stewardship program designed to provide shoreline property owners and lake associations with suggestions of voluntary actions they can take to help improve the health of their shoreline and lake.

Starting on June 1 you will likely see our trained summer student Taylor assessing properties on your lake by boat. When you see Taylor and the Volunteer boat driver give them a wave and a thumbs up! 

Taylor is an Environmental Engineer student at the University of Regina with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology!  She currently resides in the City of Regina but will be staying out at Katepwa while assessing the properties. 

I am very proud to be able to deliver this project and the sewage survey project with the District of Katepwa.  Bringing these projects to the area requires a great deal of community involvement, we have already started to see the involvement by the volunteer boat drivers and those that have graciously opened their cottages for Taylor to reside in while she is working in the area.  

Once Taylor has completed the visual shoreline assessments, she will input the data to create a report for each shoreline assessment.   This will take some time and we anticipate that by this fall, you will be able to order your personalized shoreline property report online as either a free pdf that will be emailed to you or as a bound hardcopy for $20.00 that will be mailed to you.  This personalized report will include a photo and information about the state of your shoreline as well as helpful tips and voluntary actions you can take to maintain and improve the health of Katepwa Lake.

There will be more exciting announcements to come in the next few weeks!  We will keep you updated!

LoveYourLake.ca is full of great information including a self-assessment guide, action tips and checklists, and useful resources with ideas about how you can naturalize your shoreline.

For more information about the Love Your Lake program, please visit LoveYourLake.ca or contact myself at Lower Qu’Appelle Watershed Stewards Inc. at 306-745-9774 or 306-531-9466. 

To the residents of Lake Katepwa, you should be so proud that you have taken the steps to improve Lake Stewardship practices in doing your part in keeping Katepwa Lake healthy for today’s generation and future generations to come! 

I look forward to seeing you again this summer!

Alice Davis, LQWS Manager

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