Keeping the islands clean!

The islands are used by many people and the vast majority are responsible. Thank you to all who clean up after themselves and use the islands in an environmentally friendly manner.

As you can see from the photo, there was a decent amount of garbage this past weekend, but thankfully not as much as in the past.

Besides the regular “leave no trace” message, here are a few additional points to consider when you or your friends are heading over:

  1. Just because it is “organic” or “biodegradable” doesn’t mean it isn’t garbage. This means that you should take your watermelon rinds and other leftover food with you.
  2. Aluminum foil doesn’t burn so there is no reason to throw it in the firepit. It just ends up in little bits all around the pit.
  3. Do not wash your dishes in the lake. The majority of detergents are phosphate free but they still contain dyes and surfactants that pollute the water. Wash your dishes on land and pour the water into a pit well away from the shore.

Association and Foundation 2022 Annual Meetings – Saturday September 3, 9:30am

Location: Lac-Sainte-Marie Community Centre, 2nd floor, 10-B rue du Centre, Lac-Sainte-Marie

The 2022 AGM will return to a physical meeting in Lac Sainte Marie, Saturday, September 3.

We will confirm by email and on the website if anything in the current COVID-19 situation impacts on venue and numbers of attendees.

Meeting program:

  • 9:15 AM – coffee & muffins
  • 9:30 AM – Foundation AGM
  • 10:00 AM – Association AGM
  • 11:30 AM – meeting wrap-up

Order of business:

Lac Heney Foundation

The Foundation agenda will include a vote from members to approve last year’s audited financial statements and to elect new and ongoing directors to the Board.

Association for the Protection of Lac Heney

The Association agenda will include a vote from members to approve last year’s income statement, report by the Audit Committee and the 2022 budget, and to elect new and ongoing directors to the Board.

The formal reports and resolutions, including the State of the Lake PowerPoint, will be posted by mid-August.

If you are interested in contributing to the good work of the association, now is the time to let us know! Please contact Nominating Chair Tom McKenna (contact info below).

Governance of the Foundation is distinct from the Association. Expressions of interest in joining the membership of the Foundation are welcome. Please contact Tom McKenna, Foundation President.

Important: You must be a member in good standing to vote. If you haven’t yet renewed your membership, you can do so on our website at To email us, go to the Contact us tab.

Thank you for your continued support!

Roger Larson, Association President, (Ph: 819-463-9925)
Tom McKenna, Foundation President, (Ph: 819.463.3792)