This guide was prepared by the Conférence régionale des élus de l'Outaouais - CREO (Regional Conference of the Elected Officials of the Outaouais). It provides information to Outaouais residents, stakeholders and elected officials on how to protect the region's lakes and waterways. It emerged from consultations on the development of a regional action plan to counter the proliferation of blue-green algae in the region's watersheds. To view the guide, click here (5.4 MB).
This is another interesting guide. It provides information on how to preserve the true nature of a shoreline and how to restore an altered shoreline if so needed. This document was produced by Fisheries and Oceans Canada in association with Cottage Life. To view the guide, click here (1.6 MB).
The poster « Living at the water's edge » provides a quick guide on environmentally friendly waterfront development. To download the poster, click here.
This study in French entitled « Contrôle des espèces aquatiques envahissantes par des stations de lavage de bateau en Abitibi-Témiscamingue » (2.4 MB) is a comprehensive examination of the challenges and approaches to consider in establishing a boat rinsing program as a means of preventing the introduction of exotic invasive species in the lakes of the region. It is well written and deals with a problem that concerns us in the Association.