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KLCA Programs

Kawagama Lake Cottagers’ Association membership is open to any permanent or seasonal resident of Kawagama and Bear Lakes.  A vibrant membership will provide a strong and clear voice for sustaining and preserving these lakes for current and future generations.  Your membership makes these programs possible:
Lake Plan Management: 
Working with various environmental and government agencies, we influence policies regarding water quality, fisheries, lake levels, and shoreline protection.  
Political Advocacy:
We represent our members at township and county government meetings, on various provincial ministry councils  and other non-government groups such as the CHA and other lake associations, on matters of concern to our members and any issues that will affect the well being of our lakes.
We monitor, assess and make recommendations for recreational and safety issues on the lake and adjacent lands. Navigational maps are available at both marinas. In addition to sponsoring safe boating instruction, the KLCA also ensures that we install and maintain water navigation markers for your safety.
Planned Development:
The KLCA tracks proposed development in the area and actively participates in the planning process when the interests of Kawagama and Bear Lake cottagers and residents are concerned.  
Environmental Awareness:
The KLCA supports members with a depth of educational material regarding environmentally responsible choices for cleaning products, natural plantings, shoreline restoration, landscaping and septic system management.
Financial Support of Programs:
The KLCA makes significant contributions in support of local activities and programs such as, but not limited to, Dorset Firefighters,
Dorset Community Partnership Group, FOCA, CHA (Coalition of Haliburton Property Owners Association), local disaster relief, Kawagama/Bear Fireworks event and various community initiatives.
Our annual yearbook that comes with every membership.
The Annual General Meeting:
Held in July at the Dorset Recreation Centre, this meeting affords members the opportunity to meet with the executive team, friends and neighbours, and features a keynote speaker on a relevant and timely topic.
Winter Newsletter:
An annual update of the current KLCA topics and events.
Summer Newsflashes:
Monthly newsletters sent via email with members' consent.  Advises of 'hot topics' and activities taking place locally.
Our Website:
www.klca.org provides the most current information on our initiatives and events, including directors' status updates.  It also links to
important sites of interest to cottagers/residents. You can even link to a web cam and weather sites in the local area.
Annual Regatta:
Fun activities for the whole family. Swim and canoe races, beach program for kids, trophies, food, prizes---it’s an event not to be missed.  
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