KLSA together with the Queen’s University PEARL laboratory team have now released the final report on this 3 year study of sediments in the Kawartha Lakes. The report is available on the Published Material page under Publications.
Instructions for this year’s volunteers are available here and from the Resources link above. There is also a separate SGS Chain of Custody form for printing. This form must be submitted with your water samples when delivered to the SGS Lakefield Lab.
The KLSA 2017 Annual Lake Water Report is finished and will be available at the Spring Meeting on May 5th. A pdf version is available on our Published Materials page. Thanks to Pat Moffat for the cover photo, Lovesick Lake Reflection.
With the KLSA annual report now available and our upcoming Spring Meeting May 5th in Bobcaygeon, we just added the 2017 Report to our Published Material list, as well as the Ecoli Report 2017 – Charts of Site vs Ecoli Results for sites having 10 years or more data.
KLSA will be holding its spring meeting Saturday, May 5th, 10:00 to 12:00 noon at the Bobcaygeon Community Centre (Arena), 51 Mansfield Drive Bobcaygeon K0M 1A0. Our theme is focusing on Youth and the Environment: Teaching and Learning: an ecosystem approach. (May 5 2018 poster Final)
- “Pathways to Stewardship & Kinship” by Mr. Jacob Rodenburg, Executive Director, Camp Kawartha & The Camp Kawartha Outdoor Education Centre/Environment Centre – https://campkawartha.ca/ and
- “Environmental Education- from Toddlers to Paddlers” by Mr. Mr. Bretton Clark and Ms Briagh Hosking-Hasbury Co-founders of the Land- Canadian Adventures http://canoecampingtrips.ca/ .
Also, there will be an update on water quality in the Kawartha Lakes including a review of the E. coli measurements and other KLSA activities. All are welcome.
Join us Friday Dec. 1st at the Bridgenorth Public Library for a morning of information. Doors open at 9am with intro at 9:30am. Lunch provided at 12:00. For more info go to Natural Heritage System Implementation
KLSA will be holding its Fall meeting Saturday, September 30, 2017, 10:00 am until noon at the Lakehurst Community Hall (979 Lakehurst Circle Rd.) Buckhorn ON. https://goo.gl/maps/ybBj8iKskBG2 Please join us in a morning of scientific inquiry, presentations, and conversation regarding the health of our important Kawartha Lakes.
We are pleased to have Dr. Brian Cumming provide the preliminary results on the sediment core sampling project. Brian is Professor of Paleolimnology and Aquatic Ecology, Paleoecological Environmental Assessment and Research Laboratory (PEARL), Queens University. The title of his presentations is “Kawartha Lakes Paleolimnology Study (Collection, Analysis and Age Dating of Sediment Cores”. Dr. Cumming, is the lead Scientist on the Project and his speciality is sediment core analysis.
Also, there will be an update on water quality in the Kawartha Lakes, updates from the Lake Associations and other KLSA activities. All are welcome.
FOCA is asking for assistance in delivering information about this Algae Survey to property owners throughout the Kawartha Lakes. For more information and a link to the survey, go to Algae Survey Information
Maybe a major cause of climate change is how we cultivate agricultural lands, throughout the world. Is the solution to the problem of atmospheric carbon, climate change and water quality, beneath our feet? Watch this 40 minute video by UBC’s Dr. Phil Gregory The Magic of Soil. It may give us solutions to reduce atmospheric carbon and put it back into the soil, the way nature intended it. Enjoy. Dr. Phil Gregory, University of British Columbia.