Baptiste Lake Association Mission StatementThe 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 MyBaptisteLake@gmail.com. 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.
Important announcements from the BLA
Hastings Highlands Fire ServicesPlease see the document below for an important update on the current state of the Hastings Highlands Fire Services. This document was prepared by the Hastings Highlands Interlake of which the BLA is a member.
Special Meeting of Council - January 7, 2021.pdf
BASC Tree & Shrub Program- Order Now OnlineThe BASC online store is now open for tree and shrub seedling orders, just in time for Christmas giving! (with pick-up in early May) This year they are pleased to include the Butterfly Garden Kit in the mix of offerings that was very successful last year, recognizing the importance of pollinators in creating and maintaining the habitats and ecosystems that many animals rely on for food and shelter. Please help by spreading the word!
You can find their store by visiting their website at: www.bancroftstewardship.ca or by going directly to their store.
Fall NewsletterThe Fall Newsletter was mailed on November 12th from Maynooth. It has taken up to 2 weeks in the recent past for Newsletters to be delivered so if you have not received it, please wait a bit longer before contacting the BLA.
Also, the newsletter has been posted on the website at Fall 2021 Newsletter.