SHORELINE MAINTENANCE GUIDE 2019-07-05
It’s done! You have a shoreline adapted to your needs and those of your lake. We planted your plants as a result of the landscaping plan you have approved. All but one of the stages have been successfully completed, last, but not least: Long-term maintenance.
To this end, here is the online version of the Shoreline Maintenance Guide that we distributed to you during your plantation. It will allow you to stay informed about the basic general maintenance and the properties related to your specific plants.
Here it is! That’s it! We would like to reiterate our congratulations for your involvement with your lake. Don’t hesitate to talk about it around you! The more we are to participate and to be aware, the more the movement will grow and better the Brome Lake will behave.
Let us save the extraordinary natural beauty of Brome Lake together!
New guide for better practices!!! 2011-08-08
Renaissance Brome Lake, in collaboration with Ville de Lac-Brome, has just published a serious yet amusingly hands-on guide to improving the quality of the water in our cherished lake. This useful publication offers a myriad of things to do to enhance the lake and its tributaries, with 12 particular issues to focus on for the benefit of water quality and our environment.
Teaching guide Date?????
Renaissance Brome Lake is pleased to announce the publication of a comprehensive teaching guide to create awareness among school children, of the importance of becoming involved in protecting the aquatic ecosystems on our territory. Entitled Eau delà de l’eau in French (Water, water everywhere ) this guide was made possible by the support of Ville de Lac-Brome and the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation. It is especially meant for the teachers and students in the 3rd grade at St-Édouard and Knowlton Academy in Ville de Lac-Brome.
Water, water everywhere paints an overall picture of the environmental problems we face and encourages the students to enter the fascinating universe of the lakes and water courses which are found throughout our territory and elsewhere. This teaching guide is a well-documented education tool which offers many original activities to initiate our local youngsters into environmental issues. It has been inspired by some of the pedagogical approaches taken by the Université du Québec à Montréal as part of its « Éducation relative à l’environnement (ERE) » program.
Several themes are covered: discovering Brome Lake, wetlands, a complete look at a watershed, widespread sources of pollution, the importance of shoreline buffer zones and the responsibility of each individual for improving the quality of our environment. For each theme, a variety of activities are suggested to allow exchanges to take place between the students and promote well-rounded learning about both the challenges and possible solutions.
Renaissance Brome Lake is convinced that a teaching guide such as Water, water everywhere will be an important way for our youth to become more aware of the importance of developing new lifestyle habits, which are more respectful of the environment and stimulate their interest and involvement in the future.
Water quality monitoring 2014-01-30
Renaissance Brome Lake has been monitoring the water quality of the lake’s tributaries since 2005. Over the years several thousand tests have been conducted at various strategic locations in the watershed, on the tributary territories of South Stukely, West Bolton, Canton de Shefford, St-Étienne-de-Bolton and, finally, Ville de Lac-Brome itself.
In 2014, Renaissance will rationalize its monitoring program and limit the process to six stations all of which are located in the delta of the principal tributaries, Quilliams, McLaughlin, Argyll, Coldbrook, Pearson and Inverness brooks. This represents the minimum standard to evaluate the evolution of the phosphorous content and other suspended materials in the lake.
The attached map indicates the location of the stations where the water samples will be taken, a process which will consist of eight outings starting in March 2014 and run until November 2014. This effort will allow us to learn about the phosphorous content and suspended materials during the spring thaw, the summer season and the fall rains
A new coloured map of Brome Lake complete with a guide for the responsible watercraft user 2013-07-23
Renaissance Brome Lake has just published its new bathymetric map showing the various depths of the lake, based on the most recent data from Quebec’s environment ministry. It is a fine piece of work with rich colours, and on water resistant paper. No doubt, those who use the lake will find its information contents most useful.
On the back side of the card there are several useful tips aimed at boaters of various descriptions who are conscious of the need to protect the environment, especially with respect to the “no wake” zone (within 150 metres of the shore and a depth of 3 metres).
RBL members can obtain a copy of this attractive document by going to the tourist information outlet (the former Foster train station, corner of highways 243 and 215) and presenting their membership card. Those who are not members will be asked to pay a modest charge of $2.
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Renaissance lac Brome bénéficie du soutien financier de plusieurs organismes. Sans eux, plusieurs projets ne pourraient voir le jour. Ce sont principalement:
La mise en place de projets afin d’améliorer la qualité de l’eau repose sur la collaboration de plusieurs intervenants. Divers ministères du gouvernement du Québec interviennent par :
- des règlements sur les installations septiques ;
- le suivi des plans d’eau contaminés ;
- l’attribution de montants pour des projets pilote (gestion du ruissellement, le contrôle de l’érosion ou de stabilisation des berges).
La MRC Brome-Missisquoi a la responsabilité d’établir une politique de gestion des cours d’eau et d’en faire le suivi.
Les municipalités de Bolton-Ouest, du Canton de Shefford, de Stukely-Sud et ville de Lac-Brome adoptent des règlements concernant l’amélioration de la qualité de l’eau :
- La naturalisation et la protection des bandes riveraines
- Les mesures visant le contrôle de l’érosion
- L’utilisation des pesticides et les engrais
- L‘entretien des installations septiques
- La protection des milieux humides et des cours d’eau
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