Fonds - Gould Lake Ratepayers Association fonds

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Gould Lake Ratepayers Association fonds

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Gould Lake Ratepayers Association

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  • 1954-2013 (Creation)
    Gould Lake Ratepayers Association
    Bruce, County of

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5 cm of textual records
43 photographs : col. ; 10 x 15 cm and larger

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The property owners of Gould Lake, Amabel Township, met in July 1971 to voice their concern for the future of Gould Lake. It was agreed to form the Gould Lake Ratepayers Association, with the aim to protect the lake from pollution and to set down some rules to ensure as much safety on the lake as possible. The first elections were held July 4, 1971 with Frank Benn president; George Allen, vice-president; Reta Hough, secretary treasurer. Wib Anthony was appointed to head a water committee to take samples at regular intervals so the members could be informed as to the quality of the water in the lake.

Gould Lake Ratepayers Association was incorporated in April 1982. There were 9 permanent families living on the lake and 65 summer families in spring 1982.

The GLRA began publishing a newsletter in 1990. In 1991, GLRA Lake Stewardship was initiated by John Edwards. From 1995 to 2005, regular water testing was reported annually to the Ministry of Natural Resources. In 2009, the GLRA passed a Lake Management Plan to assist in its work to protect the health of Gould Lake.

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This fonds consists of material created and collected by the Gould Lake Ratepayers Association, commencing in 1971. The materials reflect the activities and aim of the Association to protect the lake from pollution and establish guidelines to ensure as much safety on the lake as possible.

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Governance records
Surveys, plans and maps
Historical documents and photographs
Lake management documents

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