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
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 pay by eTransfer auto deposit to
(if you are asked to provide a question/answer, please use: Question: Deer Lake / Answer: FODL)
You can purchase either a yearly membership or a 5-Year membership ($50 savings), or become a Deer Lake Conservation Supporter.
Yearly Membership: $50.00
Five-Year Membership: $200.00
Deer Lake Conservation Supporter: $20.00
Once we receive your payment, we'll email you a short form to complete with your contact details along with important information regarding your FODL membership.
If you prefer to pay by cheque, please download our membership flyer and mail to:
Friends of Deer Lake
c/o Dave McAllister
30 Callander Crescent
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