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.
On July 8th from 10:00 am til 12:00 noon, at the Bobcaygeon Community Centre, the Land Between is holding a workshop on how to design your own shoreline garden. For more information, go to Design Your Own Shoreline Garden
Take note of this Peterborough Public Health notice about Ticks and Lyme disease.
Available now on our Resources page are the 2017 Water Testing Volunteer Instructions as well as the 2017 SGS Chain of Custody form. Click on the Resources link, upper right of page.
Saturday May 13th, 12:30 – 3:00 pm, Kawartha Conservation and KLSA Director Colleen Dempster are hosting an event at Nogies Creek. For details go to Nogies Creek Garlic Mustard Pull info poster and register with the link in the notice.
KLSA’s latest project is a shoreline species inventory on Boyd Island, Pigeon Lake. Working with Fleming College credit for product (C4P) students, the on-site sampling started Monday September 26th. Students were led by KLSA Board member Colleen Dempster who lent assistance and guidance throughout the day. Go here c4p-sampling-day-1 for an update by Colleen, on their day 1 activities.
The Fall AGM is at the Lakehurst Community Hall, 979 Lakehurst Circle Rd from 10:00am til 12:00 noon. Come out and hear about the 2016 summer testing and listen to our feature speakers. For more information go to oct-1-poster. Printed copies of the 2015 Annual Lake Water Quality Report will be available free of charge.