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Spring Lake Rules

New and old members please read the following information. All club members are expected to adhere to the following when using the club’s property on Spring Lake. We have been a good member of the Spring Lake community for over 67 years and a number of recent incidents have not shown our members in a good light. We need to ensure our actions do not jeopardize our good relationship with the other residents of the Spring Lake community.

Access

Waterfront access to Spring Lake is limited. The club maintains two properties on the north end of Spring Lake. Vehicle access to the lake is through a locked gate on Water Crescent Road . Members who renew their annual membership are provided with an access code which is not to be shared. Ensure the lock is securely closed by compressing the clamp and spinning the numbers. Do not allow other vehicles access on your entry.

Foot access is available through the property with the shelter and washroom facilities located two properties to the east.

Membership DOES NOT provide you with access to Spring Lake Resort, the only other vehicle accessible launch on the lake.

Dock and Launch area

Members can drive to the dock and boat storage area to unload gear and boats. Boats should be launched beside the dock. This is the only area owned by the club.

Once equipment has been offloaded ALL vehicles (other than handicap permitted vehicles) MUST park near the shelter where signs indicate.

Boats may be left on the racks but require a boat sticker that will be provided with membership.

Please keep our impact on the areaj to a minimum. Watch where you drive when its muddy. Only use the trail to the dock and from the dock to the shelter. Do not short cut across the common. Take all garbage home with you.

Shelter

This maintained by club members. If something needs attention contact the executive or fix it.

The toilet facilities are basic and located on the north side of the building at the base of the stairs. Bring your own toilet paper . The porta potty has been removed from the dock area.

There is a BBQ but propane is not provided.

Fires can be lit in the fireplace in the structure but must be small and extinguished when you leave.

There is no water on site.

Community Rules

No open fires .

No camping on our property or other community lands.

Take all garbage home

Enjoy the opportunity to have lake access and leave our property as good or better than you found it.

Not following the rules will risk losing access for all members to the lake and your membership.

Tight Lines
Paul L

Spring Lake Clean Up

Due to covid -19 restrictions a general work party will not be held this spring but the cleanup is needed.  The following list of items need to be done and we are asking for volunteers to tack on some time at the start or end of a fishing trip or to make a specific trip to get the completed.  Take some tools (rakes, shears, lawnmower, axes/saw) and garbage bags so we ensure the fire safety of the site and clean it up as a good neighbour.  We CAN NOT burn so all trash and bagged material will need to be removed when you leave

Send me an email or phone before you plan on going out and after you return so I can keep the list current.  

At the building site:

  • Pick up branches near the structure and stack on the woodpile near the trees
  • Bag and remove any litter or garbage
  • Rake and bag the leaves in and around the building
  • Clean the outhouse at the back of the building.  Toilet paper should be bagged to keep dry and club will re-imburse the cost 
  • Cut the lawn from building out to posts marking parking area.  It can be mulched

At the lake side:

  • Trim bushes along walk way, bulletin board and boat racks
  • Pickup any garbage; bag and remove
  • Cut grass around boats that are on the racks and bulletin board

If you see other things that need to be done let me know

Thanks for your help 

Ken Bodden.  Kenr.bodden@gmail.com.  780-237-8327

For all new members:

  • Please park in designated parking area up by the shelter. 
  • Also please try and load boats on trailers at the launch, one lot over from the dock.
  • We would like to keep the dock area free from ruts.
  • We are also working on filling the existing ruts with crush rock.


Feel free to email or call me with any questions.
Paul Lanteigne
paul@eecmotors.com or 780.217.1906

May 2020 FlyCaster

EXECUTIVE REPORT

Happy Spring!

Well Spring has sprung and we are currently experiencing some warmer temperatures. I hope you have been getting out to do some fishing or are busy tying flies and maintaining fishing gear for the upcoming fly fishing season.

The new dock at spring lake will be installed Tuesday May 5th. Feel free to give us any feedback about the dock.

The New Combination Lock will be installed on Tuesday May 5 around 11 am. For those who have not renewed your membership, will need to do so before you receive the combination # for the new lock.

We have made it easy to renew your membership online this year, due to Covid-19. Please print off a membership form from this link, or www.edmontontrout.ca

Please email the completed form(or picture of the form). All fees can be mailed to the address on the form or interac e-transfer to paul@eecmotors.com. I will reply with confirmation and a receipt.

Feel free to email any questions. paul@eecmotors.com

We will be installing the new lock that will not open with existing keys, on Tuesday May 7th. For those of you who have not renewed your membership, will need to do so. Then we will email the new combination lock #.

See you all soon out at the lake.

Tight Lines