Annual General Meeting

Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of members is usually held in May or June, i.e. just before the beginning of the organization’s main summer activities.


National Volunteer Week

A huge THANK YOU to all our volunteers.  Because of your generosity and your commitment, you help keep our lakes healthy.

Eurasian Water-Milfoil: l’envahisseur marin

In aquariums, Eurasian water-milfoil can be used as decorative vegetation. But when it ends up in our waterways, slowing its spread is no small feat! This exotic plant suffocates our lakes and rivers in which it proliferates, and it does so at high speed. It is found...

Video summer 2020 on ongoing research etc…

Summer 2020 video clip on the research project on water filtration on Lac Caron and Lac Johanne  

ABVLacs Virtual AGM on September 12, 2020

Please find the video of the ABVLacs annual general meeting on September 12, 2020, held (in French) via Zoom because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

June 2020 video clip on the achievements of ABVLacs in 2019-2020

Please note that the format of the 2020 annual general meeting has changed since these videos were filmed. For the right information, please see the home page. (français)

June 2020 Video Clip and November 2019 Report on Lac Ouimet (vidéo en français) (vidéo en anglais) In addition, the report on this same project by Professor Richard Carignan of the Department of Biological Sciences at the Université de...

Sample Collection Results – VLMP Program – 2019

The sample collection results from the VLMP (Volunteer Lake Management Program) of the Government of Quebec for the lakes tested in 2019 is available here (in French only). You need to select Sainte-Anne-des-Lacs in the drop-down menu under “Municipalité” and click on...

Surface Water Reports

Please see the bacteriological and inorganic surface water reports written in 2019 by the Environment Department of the Municipality of Sainte-Anne-des-Lacs (in French only).

Liaison Agent’s Activity Report by Émilie Secours

Please find below a link to the activity report (in French only) by Émilie Secours, the liaison agent jointly hired for summer 2019 by ABVLacs, the Conseil régional de l’environnement des Laurentides (the Laurentians’ Regional Environmental Council) and the...

How to Fight Eurasian Water-Milfoil Please note that the following instructions apply as much to rowers as to kayakers and windsurfers. Furthermore, they must be following each time you reintroduce your craft or your marine equipment in a new body of water, such as a lake....

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Lake assesments


The calendar for analyses for 2018 to 2028 is as follows:

Lac Cupidon

[atlas]11937[/atlas] Résultats des tests menés avec le Réseau de surveillance volontaire des lacs

Lac Johanne

[atlas]12003[/atlas] Results of all the tests conducted under the Volunteer Lake-Monitoring Program

Lac Paquette

[atlas]12092[/atlas] Results of all the tests conducted under the Volunteer Lake-Monitoring Program

Lac Suzanne

[atlas]12175[/atlas] Results of all the tests conducted under the Volunteer Lake-Monitoring Program

Lac Parent

[atlas]12094[/atlas] Results of all the tests conducted under the Volunteer Lake-Monitoring Program

Lac Colette

[atlas]11918[/atlas] Results of all the tests conducted under the Volunteer Lake-Monitoring Program

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The Association

Members of the Board of Directors 2020-2021

Marois watershed Position 1 : Marc Chartrand Position 2 : Martine Carré Position 3 : [vacant position] Position 4 : John (Sean) Dalzell, president Ouimet watershed Position 5 : Samuel Shapiro, secretary-treasurer Position 6 : Ghislaine Van Berkom Castor et Massé...

Achievements and Future Plans

Achievements As part of the Government of Quebec’s Volunteer Lake-Monitoring Program (VLMP), our network of volunteers carry out sample collections in order to assess the health of the lakes. Update of the health records for the lakes in Sainte-Anne-des-Lacs Update of...

What is a Watershed?

It’s the funnel principle; i.e. the area draining naturally to a water stream, a lake or an artificial basin. The International Organization for Standardization defines the equivalent term “catchment area” as “the area draining naturally to a water course or to a...


The minutes of previous meetings since 2016 are available under the “archives” heading. The minutes of each annual general meeting are approved at the next year’s AGM and are not available until they are ratified by the organization’s members.


Water, a Collective Heritage to Be Protected Are you age 18 or older? Do you like your lake? Do you care about the impact your actions have on soils and vegetation? Do you believe that water management is everyone’s responsibility? Then become a member of ABVLACS! You...

About Us

About Us The Agence des bassins versants de Sainte-Anne-des-Lacs (ABVLACS) is a community-based non-profit organization. Our mission Our mission is to ensure the preservation and the improvement of water quality in our regional watersheds from a sustainable...

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