Here is an update on the Paleo study that KLSA is doing with Queens University and Trent University. Paleo Study – April _ website
An electronic version of the new KLSA Lake Water Quality Report is now available under the “Published Material” link and here.
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.
Here is further information on the latest KLSA project in conjunction with Trent University, Queens University, Kawartha Conservation and the Stony Lake Heritage Foundation. This Kawartha Lakes, Paleolimnological Study has started already with the collection of the three sediment cores, obtained in Cameron, Pigeon and Stony Lakes. KLSA has funds to complete the study on two of the sediment cores with the third being completed when additional funds are raised. KLSA continues to fundraise in support of this project and your donations would be greatly appreciated.
A KLSA PROJECT:
KLSA with our partners, Trent University and Queens University (Paleoecological Environmental Assessment and Research Lab) have initiated a new study entitled: Kawartha Lakes Paleolimnological Study Collection, Analysis and Age-dating of Sediment Cores: “Understanding past to plan for the future”. We are collecting and analyzing sediment core samples to determine the range of variability in vegetation and metals accumulation over the last 200 years. In 1986, MOE collected sediment cores in Sturgeon and Rice. The study concluded the greatest sediment accumulation rates occurred during the last 50 years (1930s to 1980s). Nutrient loadings accounted for most of the additional accumulation, giving rise to accelerated eutrophication of the lakes (this report is on the KLSA website – see Figure 6). If the trend is still occurring, Lake Managers can use this information in setting realistic mitigation targets for aquatic systems. Three have been selected: Cameron Lake, Upper Pigeon and Stony Lake. See the attached map. Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.