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Dares Lake Protected Water Area Regulations

made under subsection 106(5) of the

Environment Act

S.N.S. 1994-95, c. 1

N.S. Reg. 260/2007 (March 8, 1972)


1     No Municipality or person shall discharge or deposit any material of any kind into or in any well, lake, river, pond, spring, stream, reservoir or other water or water course or on any shore or bank thereof or into or in any place that may cause pollution or impair the quality of the water in Dares Lake for domestic, commercial or industrial use.


2     No Municipal or private garbage or refuse may be disposed of within the prescribed watershed area, either by sanitary land fill, incineration or any other method.


3     No fishing, swimming, boating, camping, picnicking, snowmobiling or any other similar purpose will be permitted in or on the lake or in or on the prescribed area, unless it is for the express purpose of making surveys, taking water samples or any other use deemed necessary by the Town of Lunenburg for its own use and benefit.


4     No houses, cottages, sheds, lean to’s, hovels, barns, privies or any other structure housing persons or animals, either on a temporary or permanent basis may be erected within the prescribed area.


5     No grazing of cattle or livestock of any kind will be permitted within the prescribed watershed area.


6     Any land presently being used and maintained as “cultivated land” may continue to be used as such, providing precautions are taken to prevent runoff of excessive amounts of insecticides and fertilizers that could even to a slight degree affect the quality of the water in Dares Lake.


7     Logging or cutting of wood on so-called “woodlot areas” may continue providing:


                (a)    Indiscriminate cutting is not permitted.


                (b)    Good conservation and preventative land erosion practices are adhered to.


                (c)    Persons carrying out the logging operation do not indiscriminately drain gas or oil from machinery, vehicles or hand machines on the ground where the residue could be washed into the lake.