Cottage Owners' Association and Lake Plan

Invasive Species



Be Bear Wise: Admire them, Respect them, but please, Don't Feed Them! 

What You Can Do

  • Put garbage out on the morning of garbage day, and not the night before
  • Do not leave pet food outdoors
  • Thoroughly clean outdoor grills after use
  • Fill bird feeders only through the winter months
  • Do not put meat, fish or sweet food (including fruit) in your composter
  • Keep meat scraps in the freezer until garbage pick-up day
  • Pick all ripe fruit off trees, and remove vegetables and fallen fruit from the ground
  • Use electric fencing to protect valuable trees, orchards, vegetable and berry patches

For more comprehensive information visit:
The Ministry of Natural Resources "Bear Wise" site at:







"Bear" by Michael Elliott /

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