AUGUST IS LAKE MONTH
OUR PROGRAM FOR THE MONTH:
- August 1 to 30, Business Improvement Area, Port Perry — Lake oriented window displays with prizes which will be available for viewing in the Scugog Chamber of Commerce office from June 20th to August 11th . (Prizes: Giclee print by local photographer, Rachelle Richard Photography, 2 one hour kayak tours of the Nonquon River with Riverview Kayaking, and an anonymous donor of a gift certificate for $50 from Herrington’s Meats.)
- August 1 to 30, Scugog Shores Museum, weekly historic photos of Lake Scugog on Social Media.
- August 4 to 6, Caesarea Regatta, organized by others, with many lake-oriented, fun for all ages activities out of Caesarea, since 1928.
- August 9, LAKE MONTH, LAKE STEWARDS’ SOCIAL at Two Blokes Cider, 21300 Simcoe Street, Seagrave. This sweet LAKE MONTH SOCIAL evening will feature the live music of Bianca Rollo of Newmarket starting at 6 pm around the fire pit. Food and drinks will be available, as well as vendors and information. Don’t miss it! EVERYONE IS WELCOME. This is a rain or shine event. See you there!
- Ontario Invading Species Awareness Program, Clean Drain Dry truck and trailer plus information.
- August 12, Scugog Farmers’ Market booth, August 12th to talk about Lake Discovery Day, LSEP, brochures and membership. Get your Lake Stewards’ Tee Shirt there.
- August 11, Awards for Lake Month Window displays
- August 19, Scugog Lake Stewards’ LAKE DISCOVERY DAY
Our mandate for holding these events is to generate as much enthusiasm and knowledge about Lake Scugog, its challenges, and its watershed diversity as possible, by involving community groups and the public in a month-long celebration
Saturday, August 19th was LAKE DISCOVERY DAY
Latcham Centre, 121 Queen Street, Port Perry
10 am to 4 pm
This is our signature LAKE MONTH Event. The Lake Stewards research and project teams will welcome our various environmental partners and friends to give hands’ on demonstrations of interesting research or important science about our beautiful lake. This will be a family friendly event.
THE FOLLOWING GROUPS WILL WELCOME YOU!
- Scugog Lake Stewards, We will have a big display about the Lake Scugog Enhancement Project and answer your question, we will discuss natural shorelines with Kawartha Conservation showing an abundance of native flowers and grasses for lake edges, life in lake water will be shown through microscopes, and a fish recognition test for children.
- Kawartha Conservation, will discuss aquatic plant and algae identification and discussion, shoreline naturalization and erosion control, they will bring TV videos showing development around the lake from early 70’s and other important Lake Scugog and environmental restoration work videos, water quality work and water quality again with an opporturnity to view lake life through a microscope.
- Trent University, will discuss results of their recent microplastics research in the waters of Lake Scugog with examples to help everyone understand sources and what it looks like.
- Ontario Tech. University Will discuss their 2023 research study on Lake plant management methods and shoreline water health study.
- Dogwood Forest Nature School, Will have demonstrations on how pollutants enter the water plus other visuals and things for children.
- Invading Species Outreach Program and OFAH, Will bring their Clean, Drain, Dry shoreline boat wash trailer and information to discuss the problem of invasive species in Ontario waterways showing examples and teaching how to properly clean boats and equipment.
- Kuntz Forestry Consulting Inc. will discuss important tree information, give away of tree seedlings and tree care information
- Scugog Lake Stewards, will have a children’s Rock Painting table
- North Durham Nature: Information about their wide range of programs and nature opportunities
- North Durham Nature President, James Kamstra will lead a 2 hour hike north of the boat launch, talking about the importance of wetlands and species diversity. Meet at the Latcham Centre, NDN area.
- Chamber of Commerce, Lake oriented scavenger hunt finishing up at Old Flame Brewery for entertainment, prizes, food and fun. You must sign up in advance through the Chamber.