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.
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.
The Support KLSA page has just been updated with a new 2020 donation form and the ability to donate by cheque or E-transfer.
While we are all dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic, KLSA chair Bill Napier has been busy getting this report on climate change ready. Climate Change and the Kawathas report. This Report was prepared by the KLSA Board of Directors for the benefit of our members and the seasonal and permanent residents of the Kawartha Region. Board members Dr. M. Dolbey, Ms. S. Gordon-Dillane, Ms. C. Lee, Messrs. T. McAllister, B. Tregunno and E. Leerdam provided their review and comments on the Report. We are appreciative of the external reviewers; Drs. P. Sales, E. Spence, B. Cumming and L. Hulett, and Ms. A. Currier and Ms. S. Fera for providing their valuable comments.
KLSA has been asked by the Kawartha Chapter of the Ontario Woodlot Association to help getting information to the public about the Feb. 8, 2020 Conference at Fleming College Frost Campus in Lindsay. Additional information on the poster.
Starry Stonewort, an invasive form of algae, is affecting two areas on Ston(e)y Lake. This algae, that looks like a weed, forms a tangled mat and can take over shallow areas of a lake. Fragments can spread and be transferred to other areas by boat traffic. For more information and map of infested areas, see this Special Alert.
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 on page 14 of 16, near the end of the document. This form must be submitted with your water samples when delivered to the SGS Lakefield Lab.
KLSA wants to know what you as members think is important to the Kawartha Lakes and is seeking your input. Your comments will help us develop projects and materials relevant to the needs, interests, and concerns of those who utilize the Kawartha Lakes. Go to the survey here.
The KLSA Spring Meeting is May 11th from 10:00 – 12:00 noon at the Bobcaygeon Arena and Community Centre, 51 Mansfield St, Bobcaygeon.
We are pleased to have Dr. Jim Buttle whose topic will be: “Lake Ice Dynamics and the Kawarthas: Climate Change at your Dock”. Hear about what other residents and Lake Associations are doing to protect and enhance the Kawartha Lakes. Printed copies of the 2018 Lake Water Quality Report will be available at the meeting, for pick-up and distribution. For an electronic view of the report “Our Kawartha Lakes: Past, Present and Future”, go to the Published Material link.
All are welcome to attend the meeting and the agenda is attached.