The Port Elgin and Saugeen Township Beachers' Organization was started in the early 1900's and currently has a membership of 300 families of both seasonal and permanent residents. The Beachers' is the voice of its members in Saugeen Shores regarding environmental and civic concerns. We work co-operatively with other partners including the Town of Saugeen Shores, the Police and Fire departments and the Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation on issues of mutual concern. In addition, we are members of the Federation of Ontario Cottagers' Association (FOCA) and the Waterfront Ratepayers After Fair Tax (WRAFT), two influential lobby groups at the Provincial level.


1. ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING--Saugeen Shores is a busy place now. At our recent AGM on July 7 on the beach, we had updates from Greg Schmalz about the activities of STOP, and briefly discussed the latest developments about the DGR. Stay tuned for more both of these important issues.

Our next AGM will be Saturday, July 6, 2013 at the south end of the Gobles Grove Beach at 9:00 am.  We invite you to our outdoor AGM and breakfast on the beach to hear the up-dates of Saugeen Shores from the Mayor, the Chief of Police and our own Pres. John Kyles.

2. WINTER PATROL WILL BE BACK AGAIN FALL 2012! Demand for this valuable program has grown, beginning November 1, 2012 the Beachers' again offers to its members a weekly winter patrol program.  Check out the details under MEMBERSHIP.

3. GARBAGE BAG TAGS. Every bag of garbage must have an attached sticker. Please note the new cost of the stickers is $2.00 per bag, stickers are available from Legault's Independent Grocer, Shoppers Drug Mart, Ralph's Hi-way Shoppette, Shoreline Beacon, Downs Pro Hardware, Giant Tiger, Municipal Office & Landfill Site, Mac's and Port Elgin Home Hardware.

4. In 2007 the Beachers' contacted Town officials and Geoff Peach from the Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation to draw attention to the problems associated with the Common Reed (Phragmites Australis) that had invaded our shoreline. The Town, in consultation with experts, took the next steps (spraying) to eradicate the problem. Thanks to the continuous efforts by the Town spraying continues as of November 2012 and the investation is under control.



Photographs courtesy of J.C. Swartz