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Starry Stonewort: Is your Lake Capable of Hosting the Connoisseur of Clean Waters

The attached is the most readable information we have found regarding the new invasive alga from Eurasia called Starry Stonewort which is now found in Lake Scugog. Vast meadows of this alga seem to have replaced the hybrid Eurasian watermilfoil that plagued our lake for the last 10 years. The information in picture form, gives a really …

Lake Scugog – The Impossible Appears to be Possible!

The story of a changed Lake Scugog This year Eurasian watermilfoil, which has troubled our lake since the early 1970s with great expansion in the mid-2000s when it hybridized with the native Northern milfoil, is almost entirely gone.  It has been replaced by alga called Chara, pronounced ‘cara’. This alga is not the usual soft, …

Lake Scugog – permits and policies for in-water work

The lake Stewards have been asked to post how to apply for Lake Scugog -permits and policies for in-water work.  First you have to know that the Trent-Severn Waterway, which is part of Parks Canada controls what can be done in the water of Lake Scugog, whereas Kawartha Conservation www.kawarthaconservation.com controls what can be done …

Port Perry Bay dredging and improving

Over the years, Port Perry bay has received much silt and sediment from urban stormwater runoff and from natural factors such as decomposition of plant material and dirt from the air.  Along with that silt and sediment comes not only the regular contaminants from roads, parking lots and roof tops, but also nutrients.  These nutrients, …

Lake Scugog: Our newest research project

Lake Scugog:  The Scugog Lake Stewards continue to try to find inexpensive environmental solutions for homeowners all around the lake who are overwhelmed by massive overgrowth of Eurasian watermilfoil off their shorelines. This year we are conducting research on the use of a specific grade of jute matting to smother milfoil and yet allow native plants …

Lake Scugog Walleye Spawning Bed Remediation

The Scugog Lake Stewards are currently working alongside the Ministry of Natural Resources Fish and Wildlife Services Branch to implement a walleye spawning bed rehabilitation project in the near future. We hope that such a project, and the closure of the winter or summer and winter walleye season(s), will help increase the plummeting walleye population …

Scugog Lake Stewards’ water monitoring begins

Every month during the summer, the Lake Stewards’ Research team will be heading out on the lake to monitor conditions and problems.  The team, chaired by Dr. Ron Porter, and made up of Bill Eull, Barbara Karthein and Captain Ken Oldfield has already completed their first around-the-lake trip. (Our pontoon boat provided to us by …

Lake Scugog Walleye Fishing

On April 28th representatives from the Scugog Lake Stewards attended a meeting at the the Scugog Public Library to discuss the proposed changes to the Walleye regulations on Lake Scugog, (Environmental Registry Posting Number 012-3903).  We were pleased to see so many people in attendance. After reviewing the information it is our belief that the fish community Lake Scugog …

Scugog Lake Stewards Proposed Organization Chart 2015

For our members’ information, the Scugog Lake Stewards put forward their chart of organization for 2015.  Each of these responsibilities will be carried by a member of the Board of Directors, with other Board members as well as Lake Steward members.   If you are interested in working on any of these committees, please contact …

Scugog Lake Stewards 2015 By-Law Changes

The following will be put forward at Scugog Lake Stewards Inc. 2015  Annual General meeting.  We have placed this on the website in advance of this meeting and for a month following the meeting, in an endeavour to keep all our members up to date, eliminate the need to go through complicated changes and just …