Protect Our Lakes - Wash Your Boats!
April 2018 - Representatives of the Association and of the two municipalities of Blue Sea and Messines met recently to plan the boat washing program for 2018. The two municipalities are taking steps to launch the program for the start of the fishing season on April 27.
To Learn More About Washing Boats!
Click here to see it.April 2018 - A web video produced a few years ago by the Ministry of Sustainable Development, Environment and fight against climate change (MDDELCC) highlights the importance of boat washing and illustrates how to do it in 5 steps to prevent the spread of invasive species in our aquatic environments.
Avoid the Spread of Eurasian Milfoil - Pay Heed to the Yellow Buoys! Why?
April 2018 - It's time to recall the danger of Eurasian milfoil for the health of our lakes and the importance of avoiding areas delimited by the yellow buoys installed by the Association to indicate the presence of milfoil bed, areas that boaters must avoid.
Eurasian milfoil reproduces mainly by fragmentation of the stems. The stems are broken naturally or cut accidentally (fishermen, boat propellers, etc.) These fragments are then deposited elsewhere at the bottom of the water. Each fragment of one centimetre or more can produce a new plant.
Eurasian milfoil beds become so dense that other species of aquatic plants naturally present are eliminated. Thus, there are fewer aquatic plant species in our waters. This loss of biodiversity results in an impoverishment of the aquatic environment. This plant can also significantly harm fishing, among others lake trout fishing. Finally, Eurasian milfoil is also a constraint to the use of aquatic environments for human recreational purposes.
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What's New on Our Website?
Home page update (April 15th)
Stategic Planning Update (February 28th)
Minutes of the Board of Directors meetings of January 26th (February 25th)
Minutes of the Board of Directors meetings of September 1st (January 31th)
List of members as at December 30th, 2017 (January 30th, 2018)
In the fall of 2017, the Association's Board of Directors set the priorities for 2018. These priorities are:
For more information, please contact us at "www.associationbluesea.org".
Who are we ?The Blue Sea Lake Watershed Association was established in 2009. Its mission is to protect and preserve the watersheds of the lake and of Blue Sea Stream. »»»»
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Call for Volunteers
The Association needs volunteers to help with various tasks including: monitoring water quality and environmental hazards on our lakes; assisting our Webmaster with the maintenance of our website; translating documents from English to French and vice versa; and helping with various administrative projects throughout the year. For more information regarding "volunteer opportunities", please click here.
We would like to thank our partners - the Municipalities of Blue Sea and Messines - both of which played a key role in the founding of our Association and continue to support its development and activities.
We would also like to thank the Conférence régionale des élus de l’Outaouais (CREO) and the Agence Bassin Versant des 7 (ABV des 7) for their invaluable contribution to the success of the Association.