Category Archives: General

Lake Partner Program Support by KLSA

The Federation of Ontario Cottagers Associations (FOCA) expressed concern that the MOE Lake Partner Program (LPP) may be in danger of the Ontario Government streamlining and cost cutting efforts, threatening the continued efforts of the LPP program. FOCA asked for support of Lake Associations and other organizations like KLSA in the form of letters to the Minister outlining support for the LPP program. See this link for the KLSA letter of support.

KLSA strongly supports the decades old, low cost programs that the LPP runs with volunteers and volunteer organizations throughout the Province of Ontario. KLSA was started after the Walkerton tragedy, in 2000/2001, by the volunteer Lake Stewards throughout the Kawartha Lakes that were already doing lake water sampling and testing through the LPP program in our area. KLSA supports the continuation of the LPP and the long term data collection on lake water clarity, temperature and nutrient loading (phosphorus concentration) in Ontario Lakes. This ongoing water quality information is critical in our area for monitoring changes in the Kawartha Lakes that could impact local businesses, tourism, property values, municipal market value taxes and tax assessments, lake capacity, and development projects throughout the area.

Advertisements

Fleming C4P Dissolved O2 Study

The report on the Status of Dissolved Oxygen Levels in Pigeon, Lovesick, and Stony Lakes, by the Fleming College students Credit for Product (C4P) team, has been added to the Published Material page. This report looks at the current dissolved oxygen (DO) levels, total Phosphorus (TP) concentration, and benthic communities in Pigeon Lake, Lovesick Lake, and Stony/Clear Lakes.

2018 Annual Spring Meeting

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)

Presentations include:

  • 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.

Kawartha Lakes Paleolimnology Study & KLSA AGM

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.