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Community Science and Lake Management

The next in the Ontario Nature, Troubled Waters Webinar series is Thursday Feb 25th at 7:00pm, with Dr Andrea Kirkwood speaking about Community Science and Lake Management. Click on the registration link to join in. You may remember Dr Kirkwood as our guest speaker at the KLSA Fall 2019 speaking on Starry Stonewort in the Kawartha Lakes.

New klsa email address

Your KLSA Board has been busy with zoom meetings on Nov 24th and Jan 13th. One of the decisions involved moving our electronic business functions to Google Workplace and having our contact information and KLSA email address updated. The new email is now live and it becomes the main contact address for the association.

The new email is klsa@klsa.info

2020 WATER TESTING VOLUNTEER INSTRUCTIONS AND SGS COVID-19 SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

Instructions for this year’s volunteers are available here and from the Resources link above. There are special Covid-19 instructions from the SGS Lakefield Lab for pick-up and drop off of sample bottles. Follow the instructions for ordering bottles 3 days in advance and the SGS Chain of Custody forms and bottle labels will be included with the order. Make sure you state that the order is for KLSA when sending your email order to Kim. This form must be submitted with your water samples when delivered to the SGS Lakefield Lab. The summer 2020 E.coli water sampling starts on July 2nd.

2019 Annual Lake Water Quality Report

The new KLSA 2019 Annual Water Quality Report, “Climate Change and Citizen Science in the Kawarthas” is now available on the Published Material page. The printed copies will be back from the printer late this week. KLSA Bd members will be making arrangements for distribution and pick-up by lake associations at set locations in the area. More to come on locations, date(s) and time(s) for pick-up.

Public perspectives on the Trent-Severn Waterway: An online survey

Researchers at the University of Ottawa are undertaking a public survey on the TSW communication efforts and priority setting. KLSA believes that lake ecosystem health and performance assessment monitoring is a key priority. To fill in the survey, here is the link:

https://www.surveymonkey.ca/r/RC_TSW?fbclid=IwAR3PLQyEqTOOKNMOJS6zMbSzLIwaaBuhD6kiZ8qOCDlfrojg4sOdW-tKsFQ

Spring mtg cancelled, Fall mtg Oct 3/20

Your KLSA board met remotely on April 15th and decided to cancel the Spring meeting and have the Fall meeting and AGM on Saturday Oct 3rd. from 10 am to 12 noon. The 2019 annual report printing is being delayed til mid June so copies will be available prior to July 1st. Here is the new cover for the report coming soon.

Monitoring and Sustaining the Health of the Kawartha Lakes