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Healthy Shorelines for Healthy Lakes

Values Survey

 

Shorelines are one of the most unique places on Earth. Your actions can have a huge impact on this delicate interface. Daily actions by all individuals help to conserve the water in lakes and rivers. Shoreline property owners in particular can play a significant role. But how do we know if our shorelines are healthy? The Love Your Lake program will assess the health of your lake’s shoreline and encourage shoreline property owners to take voluntary stewardship actions.

Love Your Lake is a partnership program between the Canadian Wildlife Federation and Watersheds Canada. The program is delivered in your area by your local conservation groups and lake organizations.

The intent of the program is to get shoreline property owners, like you, thinking about what you value about your lake and taking actions that reflect those values. This program connects shoreline property owners with the information they need to make smart land management choices that improve wildlife habitat, water quality, and the overall health of your lake.

The purpose of this survey is to identify what is important to you about your lake.

Please answer the questions below as thoroughly and as honestly as you can.

Any publication of the survey results will be based upon collective, group data and will not report the input of any individual.

  Personal Information:

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Name:

 

 

   

 

 

City/Province/Postal:

 

    

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City/Province/Postal:

 

    

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  Question - Not Required - 4. WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING APPLY TO YOU? (SELECT ALL THAT APPLY)

  Question - Not Required - 5. DO YOU HAVE A TWO OR THREE SEASON COTTAGE THAT YOU PLAN ON WINTERIZING?



   
(YEARS)

  RECREATION
  Question - Not Required - 7. WHAT TYPES OF RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES DO YOU PARTICIPATE IN AT THE LAKE?
(SELECT AS MANY AS APPLY)


  VALUES
  8. PLEASE RATE HOW THE FOLLOWING 15 ELEMENTS ADD TO YOUR PERSONAL ENJOYMENT OF YOUR LAKE. PLEASE SELECT ONLY ONE NUMBER FOR EACH VALUE.
 
ELEMENT Not Important
1
2 3 4 Extremely Important
5
Don't Know
0
WATER QUALITY
NATURAL SHORELINES
SCENERY/VIEW
WILDLIFE VIEWING
DARK SKIES (NO LIGHT POLLUTION)
TRANQUILITY/QUIET
FISHING
ICE FISHING
PRESERVING VACANT LAND
HUNTING
SWIMMING
POWER BOATING
NON-POWER BOATING
LAKE SOCIAL ACTIVITIES
OTHER (PLEASE IDENTIFY)

 
  Question - Not Required - 9. WHAT DO YOU SEE AS THE TOP THREE ISSUES FACING YOUR LAKE AND YOUR LAKE USE?

  Question - Not Required - 10. PLEASE IDENTIFY THE TOP THREE ACTIONS YOU BELIEVE SHOULD BE UNDERTAKEN TO
BENEFIT YOUR LAKE AND LAKE COMMUNITY.


  WATER QUALITY
  Question - Not Required - 11. DESCRIBE YOUR LAKE'S WATER QUALITY:




  Question - Not Required - 12. WHAT ARE YOUR PARTICULAR CONCERNS WITH RESPECT TO YOUR LAKE WATER QUALITY?

  STEWARDSHIP
  Question - Not Required - 13. ARE YOU INTERESTED IN LEARNING MORE ABOUT HOW YOUR ACTIVITIES AS A SHORELINE
PROPERTY OWNER CAN AFFECT WATER QUALITY, WILDLIFE HABITAT,
AND THE OVERALL HEALTH OF YOUR LAKE?



  Question - Not Required - 14. WOULD YOU BE INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING IN STEWARDSHIP PROJECTS/ACTIVITIES
RELATED TO YOUR LAKE?



  Question - Not Required - 15. WHAT BARRIERS HAVE YOU ENCOUNTERED WHEN TRYING TO PARTICIPATE IN STEWARDSHIP
PROJECTS? (SELECT ALL THAT APPLY)


 

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Your feedback is highly valued and we thank you very much for taking the time to answer these questions!

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