About the Palmerston Lake Association

The Palmerston Lake Association (PLA) is a volunteer organization incorporated as a not-for-profit corporation in Ontario, and is a member of the Federation of Cottagers’ Association (FOCA).  Our members are cottagers and year-round residents who own property on the lake.  Associate memberships are also available to others who have a direct interest in the lake and support our mission.  The association is committed to promoting the long-term health and enjoyment of the lake and its watershed.  

There are more than 200 properties around Palmerston Lake and currently there are 42 members and 11 associate members.  If you aren’t already a member, please join us.  If you are already a member, please renew your membership here.

The objectives of the Palmerston Lake Association are

  • To promote the preservation of the quality and character of the lake and the surrounding environment.
  • To encourage and educate all lake users on responsible personal and recreational use of the lake and the surrounding environment.
  • To serve as a focal point for lake stewardship and improvement projects.
  • To provide information concerning matters related to the lake community.
  • To work and consult with the Township of North Frontenac and with Frontenac County in their development and application of policies, by-laws and regulations intended to improve the quality of the lakes and surrounding environment.
  • To work with and assist the Ministries of the Environment, Natural Resources and Health, the Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority and other government agencies and lake associations, in carrying out their responsibilities to preserve and enhance the natural environment and maintain good quality water in lakes and streams.

The Association’s recent activities include:

  • Conducted survey of members’ priorities and concerns regarding the health and enjoyment of the lake.
  • Provide information concerning matters related to the lake community through our newsletter The Palmerston Post and our website.
  • Work with and provide assistance to the Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority for their water sampling program on the lake.
  • Conduct our own regular water testing to participate in the Federation of Ontario Cottagers Associations (FOCA) Lake Partners Program.
  • Attend workshops and seminars related to lake planning, septic systems, invasive species, climate change impact on lakes and various other topics.
  • Keep informed of actions at the municipal level that could affect our members such as the new Zoning By-Law.
  • Network with other lake associations through our membership in the North Frontenac Lake Association Alliance.

Click here to view the Association’s constitution.