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Lake Stewardship

 Stewardship Seguin

The protection of our environment is a priority in Seguin. So much so, we have developed a Lake Stewardship Handbook providing a road map of how to protect the health of our lakes and offering common sense approaches to help you do your part, and be a better steward. In conjunction with this handbook, we have developed a "Stewardship Seguin" program that recognizes and applauds property owners for making a significant improvement to their environment through stewardship activities.

A property owner interested in participating in the program should:

  1. 1. Contact Seguin Township or their participating Lake Association to learn more about the program.
  2. 2. Request a rating card for their property.
  3. 3. Become familiar with the Living Sustainably in Seguin Handbook.
  4.  Submit their rating card to Seguin Township or their participating Lake Association and start greening their property one "raindrop" at a time.

 Once your rating card is submitted, you will receive a Stewardship Seguin Flag acknowledging your commitment to sustainable living. This flag will easily mount on your dock or raft signifying your participation.

Each year, as you make improvements and increase your rating, additional "raindrops" will be rewarded.

Speaker Series 2016

 We are excited to present an informative Speaker Series in Seguin Township to compliment the Seguin Stewardship program. Four prominent speakers from the environmental sector have been confirmed to present over the months of July and August 2016. See the Speaker Series Flyer for all the information.

Lake Stewardship Handbook

There are three main principles and 12 practical steps that we must adopt to sustain our natural character:

Principle One - Keep it Natural

Imagine what your property looked like before construction and try to mimic it wherever possible

Step 1 - Minimize lawns and landscaping

Step 2 - Naturalize and restore shoreline buffers

Step 3 - Minimize tree cutting

Principle Two - Respect Character, Aesthetics and Ecology

Blend your development and landscaping activities into the local setting

Step 4 - Live with nature

Step 5 - Protect species at risk

Step 6 - Respect night skies

Principle Three - Minimize our Human Footprint

Reduce your impacts on the natural and social environment

Step 7 - Carefully select and locate shoreline structures

Step 8 - Maintain your septic system

Step 9 - Reduce the impact of construction

Step 10 - Reduce storm water run-off

Step 11 - Practice safe boating

Step 12 - Green your home

Please visit the Township Office at 5 Humphrey Drive to obtain a copy of the Guide or download a personal copy of the Lake Stewardship Handbook. (PDF)