Welcome to the Scugog Lake Stewards
The Scugog Lake Stewards is an incorporated, all volunteer, charitable organization dedicated to the health of Lake Scugog. While we received our charter in 2003, we began our mission in 1999 as the Scugog Shores Millennium Committee. Over the years, we have accomplished many projects and carried out long-standing lake research. We have developed an excellent reputation in the community and established many partnerships. We are fiscally frugal, with only approximately 8% of our revenue used for administration. All other donated monies go to either the Lake Scugog Enhancement Project or to Research.
Lake Scugog is under pressure from many directions; time and its history are working against it. There are the pressures of increased population, invasive species and climate change; all of which are big factors for the continued health of our beautiful lake. (For additional information we have many videos posted on YouTube)
A healthy Lake Scugog is pivotal to all of us, our environment and economy. Every one of us can help whether we own lakefront property or not. Some ideas are to:
- Protect shorelines, stream, river edges and ditches from erosion into the lake. Percolate stormwater into your own property rather than into storm sewers.
- Avoid using fertilizers as they stimulate the harmful growth of lake plants and algae growth in the lake.
- Clean, drain, dry your boat before and after enjoying the lake.
- Promote the importance of a healthy lake to government, community and friends. Be part of the change.
Our mission is to preserve, protect and enhance Lake Scugog. All lakes fill in over time, it is our job to work with partners to ensure the lake remains as healthy as we can for future generations.
Barbara Karthein, President
If we are to know what to do for the lake, we first must understand it. We are fortunate to have excellent support and partners to do this. Enjoy the information on this site and our Youtube Videos.
Over the years, work will be carried out to help our lake. The first improvement must start where the need is greatest for the whole lake, Port Perry Bay, through the Lake Scugog Enhancement Project.
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