Peninsula Lake Association:

Environmental Issues

The Peninsula Lake Association wants to preserve and enhance the future of their lake and watershed. Over the past 100 years there have been many changes on Peninsula Lake. People have been attracted to this area by its recreational opportunities, natural environment and social values. Once a pristine environment, untouched by human intervention, the lake is now ringed with residential and commercial development, and the very reason why people want to be on the lake could be in jeopardy.

The Lake Stakeholders strongly believe that the health of their lake is vested in those who use and have an interest in it’s future. With this in mind, they have initiated a community-based approach to identify and obtain ecosystem health goals and objectives.

The Peninsula Lake Plan, and subsequent updates, are action-oriented community documents that blend land-use planning and stewardship to provide a comprehensive approach to protecting the quality of life on and around the lake. The Plan is intended to be a living document that will be reviewed and updated as new information and issues are identified and it was developed with the guidance of the Peninsula Lake Working Group, the resort operators, the Township of Lake of Bays and the Town of Huntsville.

Wendy Somerville leads the Lake Plan Implementation Team. It consists of many volunteers who work tirelessly to preserve and enhance the quality of life on Penlake. Here is a list of the active projects and their leaders:

Loon Survey

Working With Partners

Stewardship Awards

Shoreline Re-vegetation

Communication Plan

Water Quality

Invasive Species

Educational Workshops

Shore Representatives


Lake Plan & Updates