Lake stewardship is the prime purpose of our association’s existence. This is a large and complex responsibility and needs to be where most of our cottage volunteer base focuses. I have asked our Vice President, Mark McGee, to coordinate all aspects of lake stewardship including maintaining several sub committees formed over the years, such as water testing and looking into lake levels and their relationship to the Severn River. Many thanks to Stu McGill who has helped Mark and I, as together we learn more about water management, both during the spring run-off season and as a power generation source throughout the year. Mark has sent a separate Lake Stewardship report to you with more details. We also want to thank Julie Whittley for coordinating our water testing efforts.