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Otter Lake Ratepayers’ Association

Otter Lake Ratepayers’ Association

Otter Lake Ratepayers Association

Otter Lake Ratepayers’ Association (OLRA) was established in 1962 as the Otter Lake Cottagers’ Association, and in 1965 it changed to name. OLRA has been a Biosphere Member since 2012. OLRA is a dedicated group of individuals whose interests are in protecting all the natural attributes of Otter Lake. In 2016, OLRA completed a survey of its members and the top 4 priorities were: lake water quality; ecology of Otter Lake and area; maintaining property values; and safety when boating and swimming. In 2017 OLRA has launched a water quality testing program to obtain better data on our complex lake system.

OLRA objectives are to:

  1. Work to promote and preserve water quality and water levels through monitoring and by taking appropriate actions to maintain the ecological integrity of the Otter Lake watershed;
  2. Inform and educate Otter Lake residents, and where possible, their guests and transient users of the lake, about the ecology of the area and ways to protect and sustain it;
  3. Advocate on behalf of Otter Lake residents and inform them of issues that concern them. We do this by working with the relevant levels of government and non-government agencies wherever possible to voice the concerns of Otter Lake residents on issues affecting them and the lake environment; and
  4. Promote a friendly, social and considerate Otter Lake community.

OLRA is also a member of FOCA and supports the efforts of Safe Quiet Lakes.

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