The region of the Kawarthas is often characterized by its link to the Trent Severn Waterway, a system of locks and dams that connect Georgian Bay to Lake Ontario and runs through many of the water bodies in the area. It is an area known for its diversity of fish and wetland species as well as being the location of Rice Lake, one of the most productive freshwater lakes in Canada. Local, municipal government is an important point of contact for many rural, waterfront issues. FOCA has compiled a comprehensive list of municipal contact information for your area which can be found in the Municipal Contacts link at left; these documents are searchable.
Get more information about the Trent Severn Waterway on FOCA's Ontario Waterways webpage.
ALPINE VILLAGE PROPERTY OWNERS' ASSOCIATION
ANSTRUTHER LAKE COTTAGERS' ASSOCIATION
ASSOCIATION OF STONY LAKE COTTAGERS
AVALON PARK COTTAGERS' ASSOCIATION (FOUR MILE LAKE ASSOCIATION)
BACK BAY COTTAGE ASSOCIATION
BALSAM LAKE ASSOCIATION INC.
BAPTISTE LAKE ASSOCIATION
BEAVER/CAVENDISH/BOTTLE/MCGINNIS LAKE COTTAGERS' ORG. INC.
BELMONT LAKE COTTAGERS' ASSOCIATION
BIG CEDAR LAKE ROAD COMMITTEE
BIRCH POINT RATEPAYERS' ASSOCIATION
BIRCHCLIFF PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION
BLYTHE COTTAGERS' ASSOCIATION
BROOK ROAD COTTAGE ASSOCIATION
BURMA ROAD USERS' GROUP
CAMERON LAKE SOUTH SHORE COTTAGE ASSOCIATION
CATCHACOMA COTTAGERS' ASSOCIATION JOIN NOW -> CLICK HERE!
CAVENDISH COMMUNITY RATEPAYERS ASSOCIATION
CEDAR SHORE COTTAGERS' ASSOCIATION
CEDARPLANK COTTAGE ASSOCIATION
CEDARWOOD LANE COTTAGE ASSOCIATION
CEDARWOODS PARK ASSOCIATION
CHANDOS LAKE PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION
COE ISLAND LAKE ROAD ASSOCIATION
COOKS ROAD MAINTENANCE ASSOCIATION
CORDOVA LAKE COTTAGE ASSOCIATION
CRESCENT DRIVE ROAD ASSOCIATION
CROWE LAKE WATERWAY ASSOCIATION INC.
CRYSTAL LAKE COTTAGERS' ASSOCIATION
DEER BAY REACH PROPERTY OWNERS' ASSOCIATION INC.
DEER BAY REACH WEST COTTAGERS ASSOCIATION
DENNE LANE ROAD ASSOCIATION
DRIFTWOOD COTTAGE ASSOCIATION INC.
EAST CAMERON LAKE AND AREA RATEPAYERS' ASSOCIATION
ERLWYN DRIVE RESIDENTS' ASSOCIATION
FARADALE ROAD ASSOCIATION
FARADAY (TROUT LAKE ) COTTAGERS' ASSOCIATION
FORTESCUE LAKE COTTAGERS' ASSOCIATION
FOUR MILE LAKE ASSOCIATION
FOURTEEN/FOURTEEN OWNERS' ASSOCIATION
GLANMIRE LAKE COTTAGERS' ASSOCIATION
HARVEY LAKELAND COMMON OWNERS' ASSOCIATION
HEAD LAKE HIGH SHORES ASSOCIATION
HEAD LAKE NORTH SHORE COTTAGE ASSOCIATION INC.
HILTON'S POINT COTTAGERS' ASSOCATION
INDIAN POINT PROPERTY OWNERS' ASSOCIATION
JACK LAKE ASSOCIATION
JARVIS LAKE COTTAGE ASSOCIATION
KAMANISKEG AREA PROPERTY OWNERS' ASSOCIATION
KAWARTHA HERITAGE CONSERVANCY
KAWARTHA LAKE STEWARDS' ASSOCIATION
KAWARTHA PARK COTTAGERS' ASSOCIATION
KELLY'S BAY ASSOCIATION
KENHILL BEACH PROPERTY OWNERS' ASSOCIATION
KINMOUNT PARK ESTATES ASSOCIATION
LAKE EFFINGHAM COTTAGERS' ASSOCIATION
LAKE KASSHABOG RESIDENTS' ASSOCIATION
LAKE ST. PETER PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION
LAKEVIEW PARK COTTAGERS' ASSOCIATION
LIMERICK WATERWAYS RATEPAYERS' ASSOCIATION
LONG LAKE, LOUCKS LAKE COTTAGE OWNERS' ASSOCIATION
LONG POINT RESIDENTS' ASSOCIATION INC.
LOONCALL LAKE COTTAGERS' ASSOCIATION
LOVESICK LAKE ASSOCIATION
METHUEN LAKE COTTAGE ASSOCIATION
MISSISSAGUA GOLD LAKE COTTAGERS' ROAD GROUP
MOORINGS DRIVE RATEPAYERS' ASSOCIATION
NEVISON DRIVE RESIDENTS' ASSOCIATION
NORTH PIGEON LAKE RATEPAYERS ASSOCIATION
NORTH SHORE STONEY LAKE LANDGROUP INC.
OAK LAKE COTTAGERS' ASSOCIATION INC.
OLD BURLEIGH ROAD COTTAGERS
OWNERS' ASSOCIATION OF CROOKED COURT
PAPINEAU/STURGEON LAKE COTTAGERS' ASSOCIATION
PARADISE COTTAGE ASSOCIATION
PICARD LAKE COTTAGERS' ASSOCIATION
PIGEON LAKE COTTAGE ASSOCIATION INC. CONC. 17
RABY'S SHORE ASSOCIATION
ROUND LAKE COTTAGE ASSOCIATION INC.
SALMON LAKE COTTAGERS' ASSOCIATION
SANDY POINT ROAD ASSOCIATION
SELWYN BAY COTTAGERS' ASSOCIATION
SHADOW LAKES ASSOCIATION INC.
SHAWANO RATEPAYERS INC.
STEENBURG LAKE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION
STEWART'S BEACH COTTAGE ASSOCIATION
STINSON'S BAY PROPERTY OWNERS' ASSOCIATION
SUNSET BEACH COTTAGERS ASSOCIATION
TAMARACK ROADS ASSOCIATION
TANGAMONG & WHETSTONE LAKE COTTAGERS' ASSOCIATION
UPPER STONEY LAKE ASSOCIATION
WADSWORTH LAKE COTTAGERS' ASSOCIATION
WEST FIFE'S BAY PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION
WHETUNG ROAD ASSOCIATION
WHITE LAKE ASSOCIATION
WHITE LAKE COTTAGERS' ASSOCIATION
WOLF LAKE COTTAGE ASSOCIATION
WOLLASTON LAKE HOME & COTTAGE ASSOCIATION
News and Info for The Kawarthas:
Mar.27/14 David Schindler Professorship in Aquatic Science Lecture - with Dr. John Smol: "Exploring the Past to Protect our Future: Using Lake Sediments to Study Water Quality Issues." Click here for more...
Mar.3/14 Trent University - "At Woods' Edge: Conservations on the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement" Click here to register...
Oct. 10, 2013 Bill to develop National Lyme Disease Strategy slated for second reading. Learn more and provide your support here.
July 16, 2013- CFIA has confirmed the Emerald Ash Borer has been found in the Kawarthas. See www.foca.on.ca/Invasive_Species
July 2013 - FOCA is pleased to see this new resource for landowners, created by Kawartha Conservation. Read this letter to FOCA about the publication. Click the image at right to link to the Guide which includes great tips about how to protect your water quality, year round.
Summer 2013 - Lyme Disease - the Health Unit reminds us to find out about Lyme Disease and "know the bug, know the bite" that can spread it. Read more here...
May 2013 - HEALTH CARE in Cottage Country: Seasonal residents and visitors are welcome at the Lakefield-based Jane Furber Medical Clinic. Click here for info...
See handy links for local waterfront property owners on the County of Peterborough website - click here
Check out the Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit's campaign, Blue-Green Algae: Get to Know Its True Colours
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Crowe Valley Source Protection Area - Watershed Characterization
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