mississippi lake plan mississippi lakes association annual general meeting june 2 2012 n.
Download
Skip this Video
Loading SlideShow in 5 Seconds..
Mississippi Lake Plan Mississippi Lakes Association Annual General Meeting June 2, 2012 PowerPoint Presentation
Download Presentation
Mississippi Lake Plan Mississippi Lakes Association Annual General Meeting June 2, 2012

Loading in 2 Seconds...

play fullscreen
1 / 22

Mississippi Lake Plan Mississippi Lakes Association Annual General Meeting June 2, 2012 - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 148 Views
  • Uploaded on

Mississippi Lake Plan Mississippi Lakes Association Annual General Meeting June 2, 2012. Alyson Symon Watershed Planner. What is a Lake Plan?. It is a Strategic Action Plan developed by the lake community to understand and preserve the special character of their lake.

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about 'Mississippi Lake Plan Mississippi Lakes Association Annual General Meeting June 2, 2012' - curran-beach


An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
mississippi lake plan mississippi lakes association annual general meeting june 2 2012

Mississippi Lake Plan Mississippi Lakes Association Annual General MeetingJune 2, 2012

Alyson Symon

Watershed Planner

what is a lake plan
What is a Lake Plan?

It is a Strategic Action Plan developed by the lake community to understand and preserve the special character of their lake

community based not regulatory
Community Based – Not Regulatory

Community-based approach that puts the process into the hands of the community so that they may have a voice in the establishment of stewardship actions and government (federal, provincial, municipal) planning regulations.

Implementation strategies may not be enforceable but can be used to influence other planning/regulatory processes

objectives benefits of a lake plan
Objectives & Benefits of a Lake Plan

Engage and listen to the lake community

Identify specific lake values, issues and impacts

Inventory of resources and background information

Develop goals and actions aimed at protecting the health of the lake and its watershed

Recommend stewardship actions

Recommend land use policy to guide growth and development

common issues considered
Common Issues Considered

Water quality /aquatic vegetation/ algae blooms

Shoreline protection, health

Development pressure, redevelopment, commercial development

Water levels/flooding

Impacts of boating

Invasive species

Loss of wildlife/habitat

typical actions and outcomes
Typical Actions and Outcomes
  • Communication and Education (brochures, workshops, signage)
  • Stewardship initiatives
    • shoreline planting, habitat rehabilitation, enhancement projects
  • Septic Re-inspection
  • Enhanced Monitoring (water quality, invasive species, etc.)
  • Recommendations for Land Use Regulations
    • Official Plan and Zoning By Law policies, Site Plan Control
mississippi lake
Mississippi Lake

Features

area 24 km2 , 67 km shoreline

2900 sq km drainage area

encompasses 4 municipalities

upstream of Carleton Place Surface Water Intake

>1300 residences

Conditions

extensive floodplain

extensive wetland areas

intensive redevelopment

mesotrophic lake

lake classifications
Lake Classifications

Oligotrophic

  • unenriched, few nutrients
  • deep, cold, and clean and capable of supporting trout species.

Mesotrophic

  • moderately enriched, some nutrients
  • characterized by abundant beds of submerged aquatic plants
  • generally support warm water fish species such as bass, perch and pike.

Eutrophic

  • enriched, high level of nutrients
  • subject to algal blooms, excessive production of aquatic plants and poor water quality
  • lake bottom commonly deficient in oxygen and are not suitable for high quality fish species
mississippi lake plan project
Mississippi Lake Plan Project

Mississippi Lakes Association (MLA) made the decision in 2011 to investigate undertaking a Lake Plan.

Oct 2011 MLA Executive assigned a subcommittee to work with MVC in undertaking a Lake Plan.

Mississippi Lake Plan Committee (MLPC) first met in November 2011

Terms Of Reference to set out a project plan

overall approach
Overall Approach

The Mississippi Lake Plan is expected to take approximately 3 to 4 years to complete - managed in three phases:

Phase 1: Preliminary and Background Work

(Winter 2011 to Summer 2013)

Phase 2: Preparation of the Plan

(Summer 2013 to Winter 2014)

Phase 3: Implementation of Plan Recommendations

and Monitoring

(2015 ongoing)

lake plan stakeholders
Lake Plan Stakeholders

Mississippi Lake Planning Committee (MLPC)

MLA, MVC, Municipalities (Municipal Councillors)

Primary role: guide the project, set a work plan, oversee its implementation, collect and compile information, and maintain communication with the lake community and stakeholders.

Mississippi Lake Plan Advisory Committee (MLPAC)

MLA, MVC, Municipalities (staff and/or council members), Provincial reps (MOE, MNR), Health Unit, Stewardship Council, (DFO and First Nations invited)

Primary role: to provide advice, background information and technical expertise

mississippi lake community group mlcg
Mississippi Lake Community Group (MLCG)
  • Residents, property owners, business operators and 0ther individuals and interest groups (sportmen’s clubs, snowmobile clubs, field naturalists, etc.)
  • Open, evolving contact list established through the survey and lake plan communications.
  • Primary role: to identify values and issues impacting the lake, to develop a vision for the lake, to identify and prioritize recommendations and actions and to play a role in implementation of various aspects of plan.
  • Email or mailings with updates and information about the project
  • Please join the contact list!
phase 1 preliminary background work
Phase 1: Preliminary & Background Work

(2011 to Summer 2013)

Initial consultation with lake residents and community partners to determine need for, and interest in, undertaking a Lake Plan

Establish organizational structure and Terms of Reference

Determine what the community/stakeholders value about the lake and identify key issues that they see as a threat to those values (community survey).

Collect and compile information/data about the natural, social and physical characteristics of the lake and watershed

Produce a Lake Plan Background (or State of the Lake/Watershed) Report

phase 2 preparation of the plan
Phase 2: Preparation of the Plan

(Summer 2013 to Winter 2014)

Establish community/stakeholders’ vision for the lake/watershed over the next 20 years (workshops)

Establish goals and objectives for the Lake Plan incorporating the vision and values and the issues identified by the Lake Plan process

Identify recommendations and actions in consultation with lake community and stakeholders

Produce the Lake Plan

phase 3 implementation of plan recommendations and monitoring
Phase 3: Implementation of Plan Recommendations and Monitoring

2015 and ongoing

Obtain endorsement of the Lake Plan from stakeholders and community partners

Adopt an implementation strategy to ensure follow through on priority actions

Implement an ongoing monitoring strategy (where need identified)

Adopt a formal review schedule (ex. every 5 years) to review the Background Report and Lake Plan to ensure it is effective, relevant and continues to address the key issues in the lake community.

community survey values and issues
Community Survey – Values and Issues

Where to find it:

  • Online (Survey Monkey) www.surveymonkey.com/s/mississippilake
  • Mississippi Belle insert
  • MLA website www.lakemississippi.ca
  • Carleton Place (boat launch permits)
  • May to the end of August
background information
Background Information:

Natural Elements

Water Quality Status

Inventory of Streams

Wildlife Habitat

Fish Habitat

Wetlands

Nesting Sites

Shoreline Vegetation

Invasive Species

Species at Risk

Other important habitat features

Social Elements

Historic and Cultural Sites

First Nations Values

Boating Use

Important Landscapes

Recreational Opportunities

Neighbourhood Character

Physical Elements

Location and Access

Watershed and Terrain

Hazard Lands

Water Levels

Physical Constraints

Resources (aggregate, minerals, forestry)

Land Use Considerations

Development Activity

Lot Inventory / Land Use Inventory

Official Plan and Zoning By-law

Federal and Crown Land Policy

Servicing (Septic systems, Water Supply)

Landfill Sites

next steps
Next Steps

Survey participation!

Build stakeholder/contact list (road associations)

Collect Background Information/Data

slide22

Questions ?

Lake Planning

Alyson Symon

Watershed Planner asymon@mvc.on.ca