URLA Shrub and Tree Program Continues The Upper Rideau Lake Association (URLA) is pleased to announce the continuation of the tree program in 2022 to support improved lake water quality and our shoreline environment. Thanks to the continued support from the Rideau Lakes Environmental Fund (RLEF) and the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority (RVCA), URLA members can purchase bare-root shrubs and bare root trees for approximately 25% of wholesale cost. One- and two-Gallon Potted Trees & Shrubs are available to URLA… Read More »URLA Shrub and Tree Program Continues
Upper Rideau residents invited to support RLEF It’s that time of year again, as charities reach out to their supporters to ask for your continued support. The annual appeal sent to Upper Rideau Lake Association members emphasized the role RLEF can play in ensuring the future of the lake. We want the lakes to be in a better environmental condition when we leave than they were when we arrived. Your support will enable our programs focused on Lake Health to… Read More »Appeal sent to URLA Members
Gifts to charitable organizations — like the RLEF — can have financial benefits as well. This article from The Globe outlines some of the tax benefits of naming a charity in your life insurance policy. You can reduce the taxes owed by your estate with this type of planned gift. Please remember the lake in your legacy, and support the RLEF.
Letter to Lake Residents To BRLA Members and other Friends of the Rideau Lakes: I am writing on behalf of the Rideau Lakes Environmental Foundation (RLEF), to ask for your help. Since 1991, our small non-profit foundation has worked alongside BRLA and other local lake associations to focus on protecting, improving and enhancing the Rideau Lakes. Below are three critical areas we need to fund. Water Quality Research As part of our environmental mandate, RLEF has been funding scientific research… Read More »Support the RLEF in 2021
RLEF has joined with the Big Rideau Lake Association, the Upper Rideau Lake Association, the Otter Lake Landowners Association and the Bass Lake Property Owners Association to express concern about the turn-around times for analysis of samples in Ministry of Environment laboratories. A letter to Steve Clarke, MPP Leeds-Grenville, Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes, notes that despite the presence of a robust protocol for sampling and reporting, it has take upwards of two weeks to learn whether blooms contained toxic… Read More »RLEF expresses concern about blue-green algae analysis