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A Guideline for Landowners in the Pigeon Lake Watershed

Show your Commitment to the Lake in the following ways:

  • protect the shoreline by retaining indigenous aquatic plant growth and plant native vegetation in the riparian (shoreline) area
  • increase tree and shrub density on your property
  • properly compost biodegradable waste
  • limit fertilizer use to container gardening
  • eliminate the use of insecticides, herbicides and/or fungicides
  • store all chemicals safely away from drainage areas
  • use phosphate free detergents (dish, laundry, shampoo)
  • use proper techniques when fueling equipment like lawnmowers and boats to eliminate contamination of the lake
  • use proper sewage disposal and maintenance of sewage containment
  • ensure appropriate disposal of animal waste
  • practice water conservation techniques to reduce waste water production
  • increase your knowledge by attending programs such as the Alberta Environmental Farm Plan workshop or PLWA sponsored events
  • talk to your friends and neighbours- let them know how you are helping the lake and encourage them to do the same!

Agricultural Users Can Help Save the Lake

  • increase native plant growth and trees along natural drainage areas and streams
  • limit use of herbicides, fungicides and insecticides
  • protect riparian areas from animal use
  • adopt zero till or reduced tillage systems
  • test soil and fertilize only as needed
  • dispose of all animal waste properly


Please don’t contribute to the nutrient “overload” that promotes blue-green algae growth.

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ENDOWMENT FUND: Pigeon Lake Watershed Association has a Family of Endowed Funds with the Edmonton Community Foundation. To contribute, please contact Noel Xavier at

PLWA Charitable BN/Registration Number
85541 4785 RR 0001


Pigeon Lake Watershed Association
P.O. Box 1353
Calmar, Alberta
T0C 0V0


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