Like many Lake Conservation Associations in Almaguin and Ontario, the Friends of Deer Lake want to keep our lake clean and protect its fragile eco-system. As recent as last fall, Deer Lake had its first bloom of blue-green algae, which is a strong indicator of the declining health of a lake. 


As a Conservation Association within an Unorganized Township, the Friends of Deer Lake represent a strong community of concerned citizens. Our collective views provide a common voice when dealing with the Planning Board, Ministry of Natural Resources, Fisheries and Oceans, and working with other municipalities and organizations.


Our goal is to protect and maintain the beauty of Deer Lake, and provide education and benefits to our members. Membership in Friends of Deer Lake is open to both owners and visitors of Deer Lake.  

Members over the age of 18 have a voice in decision-making through attendance, input, and voting at the Annual General Meeting held each year. Each paid membership receives one voting right. It is not necessary you live in the area in order to support the efforts of the Friends of Deer Lake Conservation Association.


Members receive information through newsletters, seminars, special mailings and the web site. Opportunities to serve on the board of directors, the executive committee, or numerous committees are available to members. 

The Friends of Deer Lake Conservation Association is incorporated under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act.

"There is always strength in numbers and we all benefit from the Conservation

Association’s community voice and
Lake Stewardship"

Friends of Deer Lake

Benefits & Goals

  • Connecting people interested in the conservation and environmental sustainability of Deer Lake

  • Evolving a long-range Lake Management Plan

  • Protecting Deer Lake's pristine eco-system: testing water levels and quality, pollution prevention, preserving shorelines, enhancing habitat, reducing invasive species

  • Supporting Sustainable Development

  • Protecting property values

  • Exchanging ideas on safe boating and water activities

  • Providing Neighbourhood Watch programs

  • Carrying on research and investigation into problems connected with the use and development of property on Deer Lake, or having impact to Deer Lake

  • Discounted rates with some insurance companies, cottage life, Boatsmart etc. through our paid membership in FOCA

  • Keeping you up to date on community, political, safety and environmental issues, through communications such as AGM, website, social media, newsletters

Join Friends of Deer Lake Today!

You can securely pay by PayPal or a Credit Card. 

Please click on a link below to purchase either a yearly membership or a 5-Year membership ($50 savings). 

Yearly Membership: $50.00

Five-Year Membership: $200.00

We welcome everyone to be part of our Conservation efforts for Deer Lake.

If you would like to be a "Friends of Deer Lake Conservation Supporter", please click on the link below.

We'll add you to our Mailing List and keep you informed of our efforts to preserve Deer Lake, Almaguin Highlands.

Deer Lake Conservation Supporter: $20.00

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If you prefer to pay by cheque, please download our membership flyer.

If you would like to pay by cash, please send us an email and we'll make arrangements with you. 

We comply with all Privacy and Freedom of Information laws.

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