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Algae a threat to Rideau Lakes Health

    BRLA and URLA urge action on storm runoff

    The presidents of the Big Rideau Lake Association and the Upper Rideau Lake Association together addressed the Township of Rideau Lakes Municipal Services Committee about the critical question of limiting run-off into the lakes. (See the article in the Star.) Nutriets and pollutants are entering our lakes, feeding algae blooms. Toxic blue green algae was found in both Upper Rideau Lake and Bass lake last year.

    BRLA and URLA are urging the township to take remediating action, beginning with a study in the summer of 2022 on effective ways to limit the impact of runoff.

    RLEF has been approached to support this work, and members of our board are working with the lake associations on project development and planning.

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