Leave us a Note

Let us know what you think about our initiatives, share your stories about the lake, or simply leave us a comment.

15 Responses to Leave us a Note

  1. Kate Miner says:

    Brilliant idea! Oathill Lake is a very special place.

  2. Charles & Wendy Boole says:

    For a number of years I, my wife and our children visited family who reside by the lake and during these visits we enjoyed swimming in and canoeing on the lake. At that time it was clean, with frogs along the shore line and fish swimming in the waters. There was little to no danger to fish, frogs or people. And then the walking path went in with housing across the way. As time progressed the stresses on the lake increased to the point where thankfully a group of concerned citizens said, “enough is enough” and decided to do something about it. On our next visit to the lake we are looking forward to seeing a clean, pristine lake again.
    We presently live in Ontario and around us there are concerned citizens who are also working with conservation authorities to clean up and guard the rivers and lakes. In this time of global warming the protection of our environment is the protection of ourselves. It is the way of the 21st Century!!!

    Charlie & Wendy

  3. Claude Desgagne says:

    Firstly, congratulations on the creation of both the society, and this terrific website that supports it and its cause.

    As an occasional user of the lake, I appreciate the efforts contributed by both the Oathill Lake community and this society in maintaining and protecting this invaluable and fragile resource. Keep up the good work!

    I am interested in joining your community. Please add me to your email list.

    Claude Desgagne
    Ottawa, Ont.

  4. Terry says:

    At 7:30 this morning Carole Bethune and her dog Riley spotted a large River Otter swimming along the shoreline across from 48 Lorne. I happened to be going out at the time so also had a good chance to watch it swimming back and forth – perhaps the fishing was good!

  5. Sue Barrett says:

    I grew up on Lorne Avenue and spent 20 years in (swimming, canoeing and sailing) and on (skating and walking) Oathill Lake.
    It is truly a gem worth preserving!
    I now live in Ontario, but look forward to visiting my parents on Oathill Lake each summer. My two sons love the lake and enjoy swimming, canoeing and looking for frogs during each visit.
    Keep up the great work!

  6. Terry says:

    Beginning last Wednesday (Dec. 8) a number of us have witnessed a new resident enjoying the beauty and bounty of Oathill Lake – a beaver. Whether a he or a she we don’t know but, for the sake of brevity I’m going to call it “he”.

    He appears to be very busy stashing a good supply of wood into his cache for his winter’s food requirements. He’s been seen moving already-downed hardwood slash from the woods around the lake as well as cutting down some saplings and small trees.
    An example of his handywork can be seen by the trail next to the dam.

    If you’re interested in reading more about the life Castor canadensis lives, you can go to the following site:


  7. Jonah Leroux says:

    I want to start by saying how impressed I am with your dedication for this cause. It clearly pays dividends.

    I am a resident who lives on settle lake. I have lived here for 7 years now. I constantly hear people speak of how great the lake used to be for swimming. Apparently there was a beach with a dock system, swimming lessons, life guards etc.

    Having said that, I feel it’s important for the people surrounding settle lake to take action and improve its quality for the benefit it will create for the environment and the people of our area.

    If possible, could you please provide me with some information regarding your water aeration system, and any other measures I should propose to the neighbours to get this lake revitalized for everyone’s enjoyment.




    Miss the live lake data this year.

  9. Barbara says:

    Oathill lake is a very special place and a real gem. I heard that chlorine or bromine is used in the lake, is that true?

    Thank you.

  10. Darcy fraser says:

    Is there a way to monitor the water quality of oathill?

  11. robert t moore says:

    I have checked out the new bridge on the lake. Very well made and should last a very long time. I am concerned that the wood used in the horizontal railings is rough cut. It is very prone to splinters and I worry about children rubbing against it. Possible some sort of sign is in order.

    Also I am very interested to know what this project cost in total.

  12. Iain MacLeod says:

    Hi Verna…thanks for touching base. The only live lake data we supply is water temperature during the warm (swim) months. Will make sure that is available next year.

  13. Iain MacLeod says:

    HI Barbara. Apologies for the delay in getting back to you. We are not aware of chlorine or bromine being used to clean the lake. We monitor the lake and have not picked up any of those chemicals. BTW feel free to join us for our AGM on NOvember 20 at 7 pm in the Findlay Centre

  14. Iain MacLeod says:

    HI Darcy apologies for the delay in responding. We are volunteers and monitor the lake for approx 9 different metrics, including O2, CO2 and nitrogen. We measure every two weeks and are happy to supply the data by request. Sadly the city and province do not get involved in monitoring the lake unless something traumatic happens, like an e-coli outbreak. FYI our AGM is this coming November 20, please join us at the Findlay Ctre at 7 pm…Iain

  15. Iain MacLeod says:

    Hi Robert

    Agreed. that bridge should outlast us all!

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