Welcome to the Lakeland Alliance


Our Mission


Working together with landowners and partners to protect and improve the quality of the lakes and rivers throughout the greater Kawartha Lakes watershed. 


Why An Alliance?


The shorelines throughout the Kawartha Lakes, Haliburton and Bancroft regions are some of the most developed in Ontario. Residential development pressures and the impact of some urban landscaping practices are placing mounting pressures on fragile littoral zones and water quality. Shoreline property owners and other lake users are concerned about their impacts on the surrounding natural environment and are seeking tools that will enable them to protect and enhance their aquatic resources.

The Lakeland Alliance provides resources and educational opportunities to assist shoreline property owners in protecting the water quality of their lakes and rivers. 


Who is the Lakeland Alliance?


The Lakeland Alliance is a collaborative initiative comprised of representatives from the following organizations:

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What's New


July, 2014

The Lakeland Alliance is excited to announce that it will be working with volunteers from the Lake Kasshabog Residents' Association to deliver the Love Your Lake Program to waterfront owners on Lake Kasshabog. 

Check out our Love Your Lake Program page and our Staff Blog page for more details coming soon. 

With the support from the Canadian Wildlife Federation, the Alliance is expanding its efforts in reaching out directly to waterfront property owners through the Love Your Lake Program

The Love Your Lake Program is a lake-wide shoreline survey conducted on a property-by-property basis.  The purpose of the survey is to acquire an accurate picture of the current state of a lake’s shoreline. The information is then used to prepare an individualized property report that outlines specific actions that each landowner on the lake could take that would improve lake water quality. 

The Alliance is proud to be working with our provincial partners, the Centre for Sustainable Watersheds, the Muskoka Watershed Council and the City of Sudbury to make this program available throughout the province. 




To see the presentations from the 2014 Lakeland Conference click here.