News

Lake Stewards’ lake research program starts again.

TODAY’S THE DAY! Today is the day of our first on-lake, in-lake, in-muck studies. This work, supported by a wonderful $369,000 three year grant from the Trillium Foundation, and others from the Royal Bank and the McLean Foundation, will see monthly excursions to a wide range of GPS located sites throughout the lake to look …

Scugog Lake Stewards’ summer employment

SUMMER STUDENT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Scugog Lake Stewards Inc. We are looking for the right local student in post-secondary or secondary studies to: gather baseline information regarding the recreational usage of the Port Perry lakeshore meet with local business owners to learn their interests and concerns regarding the lakefront organize and assist the Stewards in their …

Stewards receive research grant money

The Research and Monitoring team of the Scugog Lake Stewards are happy to announce that we have just received our first grant of 2017, towards our plans to investigate multiple potential drivers for the decline in walleye. The McLean Foundation has awarded us $3000, which we have used to purchase a field meter to measure …

Scugog Township Low Water Information

Scugog Township is experiencing Level III low water conditions. That means we are experiencing a very dry year and many wells around Scugog have gone, or are going dry, and our lake is experiencing very low water levels. A Low Water Response Team organized by Kawartha Conservation (KC) is monitoring conditions and has recommended a …

Lake Scugog Enhancement Project Good News

IT’S A GO!! Today Scugog Council tentatively approved the Lake Scugog Enhancement Project. THEREFORE FUNDRAISING CAN BEGIN! There are several steps that still need to be fulfilled before we can go forward with construction in the Fall of 2018 — more testing is needed and all the environmental agencies need to sign off on it. …

A comment re. lake muck solutions

The Lake Stewards have conducted data searches regarding alternative solutions to expensive dredging in order to reduce muck on the shorelines of Lake Scugog. The following is a write-up that we found on https://www.lakemat.com/education/lake-weed-blog/2015/03/current-review-lake-muck-removal-products as we have come across that covers both our on-lake research and our data search. We have made a few comments of …

Report on public meeting for LSEP

The public meeting to present the engineering plans for the new LAKE SCUGOG ENHANCEMENT PROJECT was held on October 25.  For all the information about what was presented click on www.lakescugogenhancement.ca. After you have looked at the plans and read all the benefits, we would appreciate comments on https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LakeScugogEnhancement.  This is a very simple and …

Dam and Locks at Lindsay

For our complete reports see the navigation bar, Research and Monitoring, subheading Dam and Locks at Lindsay. As of October 2, 2016 the reading of water level at the Lindsay Dam was very low. Until ice forms on the lake or we have significant rains the lake will continue to go down because of evaporation.  …

Lake Stewards awarded $200,000 by MSIFN

LAKE STEWARDS’ FANTASTIC NEWS:  On September  15, our project to improve Port Perry Bay got our first major leap forward with a generous $200,000 donation given to the Lake Stewards by the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation. We had been invited to help witness the signing of the new partnership between MSIFN and the …

Fishing Lake Scugog 2016

Is Lake Scugog doomed? With all of the hype regarding the walleye closure and the aggressive nature of invasive aquatic plants carpeting the bottom of the lake – one would be led to believe this is the case. There is no doubt that the lake is experiencing challenges anglers may never have considered in the …