A quality of life
A quality of life
Though Lake Massawippi may be a drinking water source, for the majority of residents and visitors it is foremost a landscape of exceptional beauty and a source of limitless recreation.
Swimming, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, water-skiing, windsurfing, kite-surfing, boating, wildlife observation, nature photography, sailing, etc.
These activities are not incompatible with one another. They do, however, require a measure of civility in order not to create conflicts.
While respecting and promoting public use of the lake, EverBlue Massawippi is also concerned about factors affecting the quality of life, including:
Lake Massawippi is a source of overflowing abundance, both in its beauty and its utility. While many are dependent on the lake for drinking water, all are indebted to it for the quality of life it offers.
In spite of this, Lake Massawippi water quality has deteriorated due to human activity. The acceleration of eutrophication (aging of the water body) and the profusion of invasive aquatic plants and blue-green algae are now very real problems.
Lake Massawippi’s living environment is simply too valuable a resource for us to wash our hands of it! What can be done to prevent the worsening of the health of Lake Massawippi? By personally committing to become a ‘water messenger’ through simple gestures that help protect, restore and enhance Lake Massawippi.
The Library of Knowledge contains a section dedicated to the quality of life…
It includes among other things the following :
Promote healthy environmental practices throughout the watershed, and to that end, take concrete action on the ground through a variety of municipal and agricultural community initiatives.
Promote a code of conduct for lake users, and to this end, reach out to all users in as many ways as possible, and work with authorities, to ensure an optimal and harmonious quality of life.
I am personally committed to: