Association bassin versant du Poisson Blanc

Including Newton, Cuillerier & Brochet lakes

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The biggest lake in our watershed is the Poisson Blanc (the old folks use to call it White Fish lake) which consist of 80 wild islands encircled by hills on a 25 km long lake created by the construction of the Cedar dam in 1929.

Lac du Poisson Blanc is distinguished by its isolated campsites hidden under pine forests and landscapes of striking beauty with a minimum trace of civilization. Here and there, public hang-outs at sandy beaches invite you to rest and bathe. The water is of a hallucinating clarity. You can see several meters deep! The temptation to jump from its innumerable capes is irresistible.

For about 20 years, canoeists and boaters have taken advantage of its islands. In the past, this practice, was carried out in an anarchic way, and ended up seriously damaging the islands. “People left their waste there, cut wood and made fires anywhere, sacking the environment…” now we have a Regional Park that incorporate the northern area of the lake to the Mystery Island. The southern sector is still unattended but monitored by our members.

Our association, the Regional park, the «Base de plein-air Air-Eau-Bois» and local authorities are working together in protecting the beauty of this lake and making it an ecotourism destination for all!

Here, the true rustic nature offers you a change of scenery equal to that of a distant country. Yet, it is not that far !

Come and get away from it all!

Do some good for your body, your mind and your sanity.

Discover, at the same time, the flora and fauna of our region. 

Want to visit lake Poisson Blanc via YouTube ?

by Jolène Tétreault (summer 2020): click here

by Gabriel Tétreault (Winter camping)click here

by One Day One Travel: click here

by the Regional Park du Poisson Blanc: click here

Want to see more videos? click here

TOGETHER FOR THE PROTECTION OF OUR WATERSHED AND ITS COMMUNITY !

Who are we?

We are a group of volunteer property owners, residents, cottagers and other lake users from all walks of life together in a ASSOCIATION that …

  •     Consider the lake as a living ecosystem

  •     Respect the lake by adopting appropriate behaviours

  •     Demonstrate civility towards other users.

What we do?

We strongly recommend that the association be consulted and invited to take part in various processes impacting the lake.

The association is an asset that can be harnessed. It would be in everyone’s best interest to work with the community.

Part of the association’s role is to make things easier for its community, to facilitate the relationship between the municipality and those living in the Poisson Blanc watershed, full-time or part-time, and to offer solutions and ideas to environmental challenges, social issues, and development.

What’s more, it knows its people, even if they aren’t members, and has a finger on its pulse.

It understands its dynamic, it understands the people who are part of it and who built its community.

It can easily offer insight and make suggestions to improve the human aspect of processes if given the opportunity to do so.

“Volunteers don’t get paid, not because they’re worthless, but because they’re priceless.” – Sherry Anderson

To summarize:

  • Make your opinion heard by municipal or regional authorities.
  • Promoting community activities to know your neighbours.
  • Sharing of  local information.
  • Making you aware of topics of environmental interest.
  • We encourage networking with other associations, organizations and municipalities.
  • Promote environmental awareness in land use.
  • We find ways to better protect our community.

Let your voice be heard !

Get to know your neighbours!

Some of our accomplishments:

  • Buoy Security Committee
  • Invasive Species Yellow Buoys Committee
  • Improved road signage (speed limits, information signs)
  • Awareness raising in environmental concerns and neighbourhood issues
  • Organization of community activities
  • Water quality testing
  • Volunteers for monitoring unofficial camping sites on certain islands
  • Addressing quality of life issues in the Bowman and Newton Bay areas (access roads, boat launch, privacy)
  • Access to winter trails on ch Grand-Poisson-Blanc
  • All season access on the Trans-Outaouais
  • Better cellular coverage
  • Awareness of the preservation of our shoreline
  • Website full of practical information
  • Annual newsletter to our members
  • Fishing tournament
  • Help in research for the respect of our rights as property owners
  • Networking with other associations.

We are networking with :

  • Municipalities of Lac-Sainte-Marie, Bowman, Denholm and soon with Notre-Dame-de-Laus
  • COBALI & the «Regroupement pour la protection de l’eau de la vallée de la Gatineau»
  • The Poisson Blanc Regional Park
  • Base de plein-air Air-Eau-Bois