Respect our Lakes
Respect our Lakes is part of Alberta Environment and Water's Partners in Resource Excellence program.
Alberta lakes are under pressure from increased development of industry, agriculture, residential, and recreational use. In addition to increased development, changing environmental factors have resulted in water quality, lake levels and ecosystem impacts. These cumulative effects surrounding lakes are creating various pressures on the lake that may not be sustainable.
Respect our Lakes (ROL) is an education and awareness program that aims to inform the public about lake and lakeshore values to aid in achieving lake management outcomes.
ROL is a joint program between Alberta Environment and Water and Sustainable Resource Development. It consists of local level partnerships with a background of regulatory backstops to promote shared stewardship. ROL acts as an “umbrella” for information resources available to Albertans regarding our lakes. ROL is working to increase respect for our lakes by promoting education resources and simplifying the information search.
For more information on the Respect Our Lakes program and lake events, or to arrange for ROL to visit your lake, contact:
Michael Merrills – Alberta Environment and Water
Gerry Haekel – Alberta Sustainable Resource Development
Phone: 310-0000 toll-free