The Summer Village of Itaska Beach has been proactive in promoting measures that would help protect and / or improve the health of the lake. In 2008, the Summer Village of Itaska Beach was one of the first municipalities to ban the use of fertilizers, showing leadership in protecting the water quality of Pigeon Lake. Recently, the Pigeon Lake Watershed Association has noted that both fertilizers and herbicides can impact water chemistry and they recommend banning their use near the shoreline. At the June 16, 2021 Regular Council Meeting, a new bylaw was passed:
- Use of fertilizers other than natural compost on lawns is prohibited in the Summer Village.
- All chemical herbicides are prohibited except for the control of noxious and prohibited weeds as defined under the Alberta Weed Control Act.