Observers of Wollaston Lake (OWL)

WLHCA  is pleased to announce the 'Observers of Wollaston Lake'  (OWL) program and the WLHCA Executive is asking for your participation.  As you enjoy your time at the cottage, please take note of environmental conditions on Wollaston Lake or on shore around the lake.  Then using the form provided, record your observations and email them to us ( as you see them or collect them during the spring/summer/fall and send them to us by the end of October.

How do I participate?  

Complete the OWL Registration form below. How will this information be used?This information from all OWL submission will be summarised and compiled into an environmental “scorecard” to be published on the WLHCA web site, which is intended to be a summary of the environmental “state of the lake” in any given year. The scorecard will also summarise our water sampling data as well as other relevant environmental data.The association will try to include all relevant observations, but reserves the right to edit and/or exclude any submitted information that appears frivolous or irrelevant, or that contains inappropriate, accusatory or personal language.Your name, contact details and address are used only (a) if we need to contact you to clarify your observations and (b) to identify where on the lake you are located. None of this personal information will be made public in the “scorecard.” Your location will be identified only generally (e.g. “Kendon Bay”)

Please note - in the case of an environmental emergency; contact the appropriate authorities as listed below.

Ministry of Environment (MOE) 

Spills Action Centre


Bancroft Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR)

106 Monck Street

Bancroft, Ontario k0l 1c0

(613) 332-3940 or 1-800-667-1940

click here for MNR Enforcement Branch website

Report a Bear Problem


Resource Violation




Tips MNR is not an emergency response contact number, for public safety matters call 911.

To file an Anonymous Violation Report, call Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-TIPS (1-800-222-8477)