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Waterfront Recreation

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(photo of big boat going by)


Recreational Areas A) On Shore • •

Sharing the waterfront Beaches

B) Crossing Over • •

Paths, stairs, bridges Docks

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C) Making a Splash • • •

Boating Fishing Aquatic plants


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A. On Shore


Clearing Space

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Increased runoff = Poor water quality Shoreline erosion = Loss of property Eliminated habitat = Loss of wildlife


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Sharing the Waterfront


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Beaches

Photo credit: ontarioguide.com


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Alternatives to Creating a Beach 

Use natural beaches

Build beaches upland

Use coarser gravel instead of sand

Have a single access point to the water

Build a swimming platform


B. Crossing Over ď ľ

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Pathways

Docks

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Stairs & bridges


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Pathways


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Stairs and Bridges

Photo credit: Wisconsin DNR


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Docks


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What Kind of Dock Do I Need?


Approval Process Agencies to consult:    

Conservation Authority Ministry of Natural Resources Parks Canada Department of Fisheries and Oceans

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PLAN EARLY!


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Types of Docks

1.

Removable

2.

Permanent

3.

Specialty


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1. Removable Docks

Pipe docks

Floating docks

Photo credit: Wisconsin DNR

Photo credit: Dock King


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Pipe Docks

Photo credit: DFO/Cottage Life


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Floating Docks

Photo credit: DFO/Cottage Life


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2. Permanent Docks

Crib docks

Concrete piers


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Crib Docks

Photo credit: DFO/Cottage Life


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Concrete Piers

Photo credit: DFO/Cottage Life


3. Specialty Docks ď ľ

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ď ľ

Cantilever docks Suspension docks

Photo credit: Dock King


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Cantilever Docks

Photo credit: DFO/Cottage Life


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Suspension Docks

Photo credit: DFO/Cottage Life


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C. Making a Splash

Photo credit: Carrol Henderson

Boating

Fishing

Aquatic plants


Responsible Boating 

Maintain your boat

Watch your wake

Reduce noise

Respect wildlife

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Clean your boat between waterbodies


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Boat Maintenance


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Watch Your Wake


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Reducing Noise

Photo credit: Wisconsin DNR


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Respect Wildlife ď ľ

Maintain your distance

ď ľ

Bring your binoculars

Photo credit: Wisconsin DNR


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Between Waterbodies 

Check boat equipment for hitchhikers

Drain equipment & live wells

Clean with hot water or high pressure

Allow drying time

Photo credit: Ladd Johnson, NOAA/ Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory


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Responsible Fishing

Photo credit: Wisconsin DNR


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Hook, Line & Sinker 

Retrieve hooks & lures

Unhook snags and avoid leaving line

Use alternatives to lead sinkers

“Match the hatch”

Photo credit: PETA


Handling Fish Be kind:  Keep fish out of water as short as possible  Handle as little as possible

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 Release gently


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Regulations


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Aquatic Plants

Photo credit: Carrol Henderson


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Benefits of Aquatic Plants 1.

Prevent erosion

2.

Protect water quality

3.

Provide food & habitat

4.

Protect nesting areas


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The Consequences of Removal 

Increased plant growth

Invasion by new species

Shoreline erosion

Decline in water quality

Loss of habitat and food sources


Considerations Prior to Plant Removal ď ľ

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Are the plants native or exotic species? Has there been a change in the diversity or the extent of the plants? Are there natural or artificial growing conditions?


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Managing Aquatic Plants 1.

Managing nutrient inputs

2.

Sharing the waterfront

3.

Manual removal

4.

Mechanical removal

5.

Other types of removal


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Managing Nutrient Inputs 

Use phosphate-free products

Avoid fertilizing your lawn

Keep grass clippings away from water

Keep a well buffered shoreline

Re-direct runoff away from the water

Maintain your septic system

Clean up after pets


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Sharing the Waterfront

Photo credit: Wisconsin DNR


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Permits and Regulations 

Ministry of Natural Resources

Parks Canada

Department of Fisheries and Oceans

Ministry of the Environment (herbicides)


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Manual Removal 

Foot traffic

Hand pulling

Raking & cutting


Mechanical Removal

Photo credit: Washington Department of Ecology

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Handheld power tools

Motorized machines


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Other Types of Removal 

Bottom barriers

Herbicides

Water drawdown

Biological control

Photo credit: Washington Department of Ecology


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Every Little Bit Helps

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