Important updates from the BLA

Spring Newsletter

The Spring Newsletters were mailed on June 9 to current and recent BLA members. You should have received yours by now. The newsletter has also been posted on the web site and can be accessed from any BLA website page via menu items ‘The BLA’ --> ‘Newsletters’ or by clicking 2020 Spring Newsletter.

Membership renewal

The renewal date for your membership is printed on the envelope containing your mailed newsletter. Since the Opening Event was cancelled due to COVID-19 and a lot of you normally renew your membership at this event, we ask those with expired memberships to renew using one of the methods outlined on the Membership page. Thanks in advance.

Please send info

If you are a BLA member or a recent BLA member (within the last 2 years) and did not receive a email regarding the release of the Spring Newsletter, then we do not have your current email address. Please provide this information to the BLA. Please see the article on page 23 of the Newsletter for the benefits of doing this.

Baptiste Lake Association Log Book 1950-1987

The images of the log book referenced in the article ‘Baptiste Lake Association Log Book 1950-1987’ on pages 8 and 9 of the newsletter can be accessed from any BLA website page via menu items ‘The BLA’ --> ‘1950 to 1987’ or by clicking log book.

Lake Temperature and dissolved oxygen information

An Excel spreadsheet containing temperature and dissolved oxygen information that Frank Hicks collected during the summer of 2019 for the Lake Trout project is posted on the website and can be accessed from any BLA website page via menu items ‘Baptiste Lake’ --> ‘Temperature/Oxigen’ or by clicking Temperature/Oxigen.

North Hastings Community Fish Hatchery

Since 2008, the North Hastings Community Fish Hatchery, located in Bancroft, Ontario has been producing local fish for local lakes. Baptiste Lake is scheduled to be benefiting from the stocking efforts of the Hatchery in 2021-2022.

As you may be aware, the Hatchery is a not-for-profit operation which operates as a result of the efforts of many volunteers. However, there are still significant operating costs to cover and due to COVID-19, traditional fundraising efforts like the Annual Fundraising Dinner & Auction (normally held in July) has unfortunately been cancelled. The result is a major deficit that needs to be addressed to ensure the sustainability of this worthwhile operation.

If you should empathize with the Hatchery's current situation please go to their website and make a donation. If you do not have a “Paypal” account to make the online donation, you also have the option of e-transfer or mailing in a cheque. All details are at donate, or, you can just send a cheque payable to The North Hastings Community Fish Hatchery, 140 Hysert Rd, RR#4 Bancroft, K0L 1C0.

Many thanks in advance for your consideration of this request. Any gift amount would be greatly appreciated!
Baptiste Lake Association Mission Statement
The Baptiste Lake Association is a voluntary group of members committed to representing the interests of the residents of the Baptiste Lake area. The Association works closely with residents as well as all levels of government to conserve and enhance the environment of the lake and its surrounding area. The initial association was founded in 1949.

The Mission is to be achieved through the observance of the following goals and objectives:
  • To monitor water levels and quality on an ongoing basis.
  • To actively promote land use planning policies and programs for the lake which have a long range vision, and help retain the character of the lake.
  • To promote water and boating safety.
  • To inform lake residents about official plans, by-laws and building codes affecting their property.
  • To inform lake residents about government action which affects them.
  • To educate lake residents and others about the environmental impact of their actions.
  • To maintain membership in FOCA, BACA and other non-profit organizations dedicated to the cause of conservation.
  • To promote a sense of community among the lake residents through the support of social events.
  • To promote fire safety and prevention.
  • To promote, maintain and support links with the surrounding community.

For general inquiries or to find out how you can volunteer to help the BLA, please contact info@baptistelake.org. For more information on how you can help the BLA by becoming a BLA Member or by donating funds, please see our BLA Membership page.
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