Prospect Lake Preservation Society Activities in 2018
✓We had a safe year on the lake. Demonstrating, once again that through self policing, respect and an appreciation of how special our mixed use lake is, we can support a successful season for all lake users.
• Summer reminders were sent to all members to remind them that as the summer progressed lake use would increase and all power craft users were to be particularly careful around the public dock area to insure that lake users have a safe and wonderful summer season while using the lake.
• Concerns were received by PLPS Board members from recreational users of the lake which caused changes in power craft management through signage, public information, and buoy placement.
✓The adjustment of and installation of additional bouys on the lake.
• Changes to the existing bouy positions and the addition of two new units will help ensure the safety of all.
• In addition to water safety the buoys add important environmental benefits by reducing the impact of waves hitting the shoreline.
• Many thanks to the lake residents for the feedback so the bouy positioning could be fine tuned.
• Special thanks to the Prospect Lake Preservation Society volunteers who worked with the various governmental bodies to support the adoption of the updated buoys, organized the financing for the buoys, constructed the buoy anchors and laboured so diligently to get the buoys in place.
✓Water quality and the health of Prospect lake is paramount .
• Turbidity Data were collected and added to the data collected to date on the changing environmental health of the lake.
• Water quality instrumentation was reviewed.
✓The Prospect Lake Preservation Society maintained working relationships with the Federal, Provincial, Health Authority, and Municipal governments in addition to other community partners. These relationships assist all lake users in understanding the impact of competing regulations, ensuring lake users interests are voiced on issues of water quality, recreational safety, fish habitat and species, agricultural, environmental change.
✓The Prospect Lake Preservation Society web site was created and went online in December 2018.
✓The Prospect Lake Preservation Society updated to the new provincial requirements of the BC Societies Act.