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2018 AGM and Information Session

Despite competition from a crucial Leaf’s playoff game, we had a good turn-out for our Annual General Meeting. Those who attended this well advertised event participated in choosing our new Board of Directors for 2018-2019.  Re-elected directors were: Patrick Bunting, Bill Eull, Tyler Harrington, Yan Michaud, Barbara Karthein and Ron Porter. New director, Karen Hunt …

Durham Climate change symposium held in Scugog

Durham Climate Change Symposium, February 9th 2018 in Port Perry by Director Research, Scugog Lake Stewards Inc., Dr. Ron Porter The Stewards received an invitation from the Regional Municipality of Durham to attend this meeting and I attended on our behalf. It followed previous meetings resulting in detailed publications on the substance and response by the …

Lake Stewards’ latest newsletter

  YOU ARE PERSONALLY INVITEDand we hope to see you there!A project of Scugog Township in partnership with Kawartha Conservation and Scugog Lake Stewards Inc.www.lakescugogenhancement.ca    For further details please view the Notice attached and available at http://www.scugog.ca/en/township-office/resources/Notice-of-Public-Open-House—Dec-5-2017.pdf on the Township of Scugog’s website. If you have questions or require additional information please contact Carol Coleman at 905-985-7346 x149 …

Public Open House for Lake Scugog Enhancement Project

YOU ARE INVITED TO THE Public Open House for the Class Environmental Assessment Lake Scugog Enhancement Project The details of this Public Open House are: December 5, 2017,  6:00 to 8:00 pm, with the presentation at 6:30 pm. Location: Scugog Memorial Public Library, 231 Water Street, Port Perry For further details please view the Notice …

Understanding toxic blue-green algae blooms

Lake Scugog has recently been identified by the MOECC as having a low level toxic algae bloom in the area off Kinsmen’s beach and the snowmobile ramp in Port Perry Bay. Specific conditions this year and a high existing level of nutrients in the lake have made it susceptible to the possibility of blooms of …

Understanding recent blue-green algae advisory in Lake Scugog

UNDERSTANDING RECENT BLUE-GREEN ALGAE ADVISORY IN LAKE SCUGOG As a result of questions from the Lake Stewards, Scugog Township, Durham Region Health, and the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) have tested the waters adjacent to Palmer Park Beach and Joe Fowler Park, and found the presence of blue-green algae there. The …

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 …