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.
The 2016 Volunteer Testing Instructions are now available on the Resources page. Follow the link on the right side of the menu bar.
The KLSA Lake Water Sampling video is now available to view on YouTube by following this link. KLSA Lake Water E.coli Sampling The video was prepared by Fleming College Frost Campus, Lindsay, students in their C4P Credit for Product program, with the guidance of KLSA volunteers.
Have you heard of Starry Stonewort?
Have you heard firecracker presenter Leora Berman speak about The Land Between?
These two fascinating topics are the focus of the Kawartha Lake Stewards Association spring meeting on Saturday May 7th, 10 AM to 12 PM. Come join us at the Bobcaygeon Community Centre — prepare to be informed and entertained!
The digital version of the new KLSA report “Protecting the Natural Beauty Around Us” is now available on the Published Material page or by clicking here.