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Great info. for shoreline owners on Lake Scugog

Are you looking for a great on-line source of information about how lakes work and specifically Lake Scugog? Look no more.  The North American Lake Managers’ Society has published a very easy to read, well illustrated small booklet that we feel you will really find useful called  Your-Lake-and-You_July-2017  It may take a bit of time …

Lake Scugog, is it a ‘sitting duck’ for new invasives?

An article for CAPS magazine, July, 2017.  The GTA has a population of 6.5 million with a long shoreline on Lake Ontario. Coming into its docks are ships from around the world bringing two kinds of cargoes, the goods we need and, unfortunately, tiny stowaways from far away. When these stowaways come ashore, they have …

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 …

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 …

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. …

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 …

Scugog Lake Stewards are really cookin’

The Scugog Lake Stewards have a so many projects on the go in 2016! Many of our projects have been on the burner for several years and are now just coming “to a boil.”  Each program or project has a fantastic leader and we are raring to go. LAKE MONITORING AND RESEARCH:  Dr. Ron Porter …

Lake Scugog Research 2016, AGM Presentation

Andrea Kirkwood Pres.,AGM 2016 This summer, the Lake Stewards’ Research and Monitoring team will be working with two students from U.O.I.T. to map the vegetation and quality and quantity of various bugs in the mud of the lake which are the food for larger species in the food chain. This research is being organized by …