SAFE Boating :
PLEASE CLICK ON BLUE LINKS:
4) From our friends from the Association of Lac St Pierre: Safe boating
B U O Y S :
Concerning buoys on a lake: cottage_buoys
WATCH YOUR WAKE SIGN :
It tells you that the owner was erosion problem on his property!
CONTROLING YOUR WAKE :
Not really simple to understand if you are not a expert in boating. It’s a matter of weight vs speed with your boat! What factors cause waves? 1) Wind speed 2) Lake’s depth 3) Water displacement 4) Weight of the boat 5) Form of the boat touching the water 6) Boat speed . Also we must know that small waves become big ones from the effect on many boats at the same time.
WASHING YOUR BOAT:
2017 washing stations in the Gatineau Valley, please click here: Heros de leau_2017_LOWDOWN
Control of Aquatic Invasive Species with Boat Washing Stations
This study in French entitled « Contrôle des espèces aquatiques envahissantes par des stations de lavage de bateau en Abitibi-Témiscamingue » (2.4 MB) is a comprehensive examination of the challenges and approaches to consider in establishing a boat rinsing program as a means of preventing the introduction of exotic invasive species in the lakes of the region. It is well written and deals with a problem that concerns us in the Association.
Eurasian milfoil is an invasive aquatic plant that has spread to lakes throughout the province. Milfoil normally grows along the shoreline at a depth of 1-5 metres, prefers phosphorous-rich waters, and reproduces through fragmentation – which occurs when it is disturbed/chopped by boat propellers and turbines.
1. Learn to recognize it.
2. Avoid infested areas.
3. Raise your motor and paddle/row your way through infested areas.
If you do come across this aquatic plant on our lake, Please immediately advise the association!
Here how to recognize it, click on: pamphletmyriophylle_part2
or read this: eurasianwatermilfoil