RLEF has joined with the Big Rideau Lake Association, the Upper Rideau Lake Association, the Otter Lake Landowners Association and the Bass Lake Proerty 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 aglae analysis
Monitoring is key to maintaining the health of our lakes. The RLEF has provided funds to the BRLA to purchase testing kits necessary for volunteers to conduct regular tests of the water quality on Big Rideau Lake. Working in conjunction with the Water Rangers, volunteers from the BRLA are regularly taking samples and testing the water in defined locations throughout Big Rideau Lake. You can see the results on the Water Rangers Web site.