The Koshlong Lake Association is a voluntary organization representing more than 250 cottagers and many more "friends of the lake". KLA is the voice of its members regarding social, political, environmental and safety concerns. We rely on a Board of directors and a team of dedicated volunteers to carry out our activities each year.
Learn more about what we do for you, your family and your environment below:
recreation & community
Each year the KLA hosts a range of events to promote friendship and community around the lake. These include an inspiring Canada Day fireworks display, Family Fun Day and bar-b-que, Golf Friendly, and more. We also sponsor a Free Library and Buy/Sell program during the summer months.
Due to Covid-19, events in 2020 and 2021 have been changed to meet social distancing guidelines. Learn more on our Events page.
Enjoyment of your lake depends on protection and preservation of the natural environment, as well as your access to it. To that end, the KLA advocates on behalf of cottage owners to protect shared interests; we liaise with municipal representatives, area businesses (e.g. Camp Wanakita, sponsors, or the forestry industry), as well as other lake and cottage associations, including the Federation of Ontario Lake Associations.
research & Monitoring
The KLA works with the Ministry of the Environment and affiliate environmental organizations to monitor water quality, water levels, fish stocks, wildlife habitats, and the presence of algae and invasive species. This monitoring is essential to informing policies and practices to ensure the health of Koshlong lake for today and for future generations.
Safety & security
To protect residents and visitors on and around the lake, the KLA board and volunteers undertake to: mark water hazards and notify members of emergent dangers; maintain fireboxes and fire pumps around the lake, and train members to use these in case of emergency; coordinate a Cottage Watch program for the protection of cottagers' personal property, and liaise with law enforcement when necessary.
The KLA board communicates vital, current information to members about activities on the lake, environmental concerns, municipal developments, its own business, and more. Members have access to all of this information through the website, email newsletters, and our annual print publication, the Wavelength.
The business of the KLA is carried out by a Board of Directors of up to 11 members. The board meets 4-6 times per year and maintains consistent communication with stakeholders in and around the lake. The KLA holds an Annual General Meeting to which all members are invited: hear guest speakers from the municipality and affiliate organizations, learn about how we use your dues to carry out our mission, share your questions, and vote on new board members.
Thanks to KLA member Rob Horsburgh for his photograph of Wallace Island used as the background photo throughout this site