Lake Stewardship

Stewardship is an ethic that embodies the responsible planning and management of resources. The concepts of stewardship can be applied to Palmerston Lake regarding lake water quality, flora, fauna, aquatic life and water fowl, taking place within the context of our enjoyment of playing and living on the lake.


The Shoreline Owner’s Guide to Healthy Waterfronts is a great resource about lake stewardship prepared by the Federation of Ontario Cottagers’ Associations. Topics covered include: 

  • what type of lake do you live by
  • limiting nutrients in your lake
  • shoreline construction projects
  • invasive species
  • be smart about septic systems
  • climate change and your lake
  • how to be a good lake steward

See the Lake Stewardship presentation from the 2019 AGM.  

Please see our Build Smart guidelines to help guide you if you are considering any of the following improvements to your property:

  • New Construction, Addition, Renovation or Outbuilding
  • Deck
  • Boathouse
  • Dock
  • Well
  • Septic System (new, upgrade or replacement)
  • Floating Raft/Mooring Buoy
  • Aquatic Plant Harvesting
  • Shoreline Alteration (cutting trees, moving dirt, adding material, removing material