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1. In The Home

2. In The Yard

3. On The Land

4. On The Water

Swimming and Boating

Watch your wake. Your boat can easily damage the river bed, disturb shoreline habitat and wash away the shoreline.
Carefully fuel your boat using proper containers and equipment. One drop of gasoline can contaminate large bodies of water for a long period of time. Do not discharge sewage from your boat into the water and clean the bottom of your boat in order not to transport invasive species from one lake to another.
When swimming, avoid using soap or shampoo in the water. These contain nitrates and other contaminants which can affect your drinking water source.


Trent Conservation Coalition Partners

Crowe Valley Conservation Authority 1 Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority 1 Kawartha Conservation
Lower Trent Conservation 1 Otonabee Conservation

ont This project made possible through the support of the Government of Ontario