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Update on Lake Scugog Enhancement Project

The Lake Scugog Enhancement Project has moved forward one more step.  Bids have come in for the design and an excellent company has been selected. On January 18, 2016, Township Council ratified a bid and $10,000 was budgeted towards this part of the project with another $44,680 coming from Durham Region and Kawartha Conservation Authority …

Understanding Lake Scugog 2015

Lake Scugog is a story of change because of varying lake levels, advancing and receding water clarity, climate change, aquatic plant and algae variations. While monitoring the lake in 2015 the Scugog Lake Stewards noticed remarkable changes, from a water system recently heavily infested by the invasive aquatic plant hybrid Eurasian watermilfoil (EWM), to a seemingly pristine …

Free Workshop being offered by Kawartha Conservation

This Free Workshop is about how your can improve the aesthetic appearance of your property while working with nature to manage stormwater as close to the source as possible. The Port Perry two part Workshops will feature excellent speakers and a free workbook. As shown in the ad. this Workshop will be held Tuesday, November …

Scugog Lake Stewards will host experts

A round table discussion will be hosted by the Scugog Lake Stewards Tuesday, October 27 regarding changes in lake flora and quality and how this may affect our fishery. Attending will be experts from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Trent University, U.O.I.T., Kawartha Conservation and more. Although the alga species Chara (pronounced cara) …

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  It has been replaced by alga called Chara, pronounced ‘cara’.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 …