In Lake Stewardship Plan (located on the sidebar) you will find the latest drafts including those of the Water Levels and Flow , Environment and History Summary chapters. Do send your comments/suggestions to the address given there. Your input in formulating this plan is very important.
A new page, Board of Directors Minutes, has been set up on the sidebar, first on the list.
The Water Level and Flow Management Options document referred to at the AGM is posted in Lake Steward Notes (located on the sidebar). It can be accessed directly by clicking Options. Let the Lake Steward know how you think this should be handled. Do you prefer one of the options given or do you wish to present another? Also in this section are the results from the RVCA sampling together with comments on their interpretation. When you have located the page on the sidebar, scroll down to water testing subheading and click on the document you wish to read.
The AGM 2017 Draft Minutes have been posted; the Lake Steward and Treasurer Reports appear separately. All, together with a pie chart representation of the Treasure’s analysis of 8 year expenses, can be found in About Us ( located on the header). Scroll down to the AGM Minutes section.
a) TVT Roadside garbage proposal
The results of the survey can be found here
b) Lanark County Spraying.
The section of CR 36 from Highway #7 to the Railway bridge will not be sprayed. Many thanks from all of us to Ken & Sandy Parks together with property owners from along the road and some Association members who have made this possible. The roadside was mowed and work parties on two consecutive weekends in June were ‘weed-eating’ around the signs and guardrails, picking up garbage and helping to almost completely eliminate the wild parsnip visible at that time. Their efforts are greatly appreciated.The County, as promised, subsequently used a long-arm cutter to reach the wild parsnip down ditches. In July mowing was repeated and the recently appearing flowering parsnip pulled. Many thanks to those volunteers ( 6 from the Association gave a total of 26 hours of work) who came out to pull the plants or snip off the flowerheads which were numerous. As a result of their efforts there are only a few remaining way back from the road.This work is undertaken as part of the Adopt-a-Road program of the County. (Information on this generally and the responsibilities/requirements of participants can be found on the Lanark County website ).
Another Invasive Plant Species
Lanark County has issued a Media Release, Public Urged To Report Japanese Knotweed. For details click.
Coming up on the Calendar of Community Events…… Cluck ‘Corn at the ABC Hall on Saturday August 19th. Click on poster for details. And….135th Annual Maberly Fair on August 26th (for details see the calendar).
Managing your Waterfront Property in a Changing Climate. To download an informative document on this topic produced by FOCA ( Federation of Cottagers’ Associations) of which we are a member click property.
At The Lake There has been much in the news lately about Ticks & Lyme Disease and the prevalence of ticks in Eastern Ontario . Press on the header tab with this label and scroll down to TIPS . Here there is information from the Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit on what to wear; how to protect yourself and family; how to recognize ticks and what to do if you find a tick. A poster can be printed which can be pinned up in your cottage for all to see. Also in this section there is information about Wild Parsnip, also in the news lately! Pictures, description , life cycle, how to protect yourself when working to control the plant by mowing / digging and disposal suggestions can be found.
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On August 9, a Media Release, Wet Weather in Most of Rideau Watershed but Record Rain and Flooding in North Gower was issued. This comprehensive report can be found directly here. Dealing with Damaged Shorelines , A Public Service Announcement, was issued on June 15. It contains much helpful information including reference to their Shoreline Naturalization Program. The May-June issue of Around The Rideau can be found here and also in the Notices from other Groups section.
Algae-Too Much of a Good thing? Three suggestions to keep in mind are Good Septic System Maintenance; Increase Plant cover; Reduce Run-off . The Release issue by RVCA on this topic can be found in the Notices from other Groups. It also refers to their Algae & Aquatic Plant Educational Manual. It is most informative and can be accessed by a link in the Lake Steward Notes posted together with other material on this topic or by clicking Algae.
Request to Property Owners