Lake Stewards’ latest newsletter

November 25th, 2017

 


YOU ARE PERSONALLY INVITED
and 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 or ccoleman@scugog.ca or Ian Dobrindt at 289-453-2014 or ian.dobrindt@ghd.com.


Other work of the Stewards …. 
RESEARCH
 

Our team: Dr. Jenny Korosi (Chair of research), Dr. Josh Theinpont (Project Manager), Dr. Ron Porter, Dr. Bill Eull, with Dr. Andrea Kirkwood, U.O.I.T., Tyler Harrow-Lyle, U.O.I.T. and near shore research citizen scientists with Debbie Balika, Water Quality Specialist of Kawartha Conservation.
 
With funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) this team has just completed a successful summer of research, with additional through the ice research to come this year. This builds on research already completed by Kawartha Conservation for the 2010 Lake Management Plan and two previous years of research by the Stewards and U.O.I.T.  This has resulted in excellent and building data that we hope will guide lake management in the future. 

 Research Team from L. to R. – J. Theinpont, J. Korosi,  R. Porter, A. Kirkwood and T. Harrow-Lyle


EDUCATIONAL VIDEOS

As part of the grant received from OTF, we were able to produce 18 short videos to help the public understand the lake. These videos, listed at the end of this report, are being posted one per week, on Facebook and Twitter on the Lake Stewards’ and Lake Scugog Enhancement websites with a huge positive response. Beyond these  social media outlets we hope to see them used in a wide range of public venues. We heartily suggest that you check them out at:   video.https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBwJ9rF6toXrKhReQ8fzT9A  

Titles of the videos:

  • Lake Scugog Study Overview 2017
  • Lake Scugog – What is Natural
  • Near Shore – What we don`t know yet
  • Lake Scugog Citizen Science
  • Lake Scugog – Floating algae
  • KCA – Bluescaping
  • KCA – Blue Canoe Program
  • Lake Scugog – Weeds aren`t so bad
  • Weeds in the lake – Also known as macrophytes
  • Diversity of Lake Scugog
  • Lake Scugog – Climate and impact
  • KCA – Near shore farmland
  • Zebra mussels – Macroinvertebrates
  • Is Scugog a clean lake?
  • Lake Scugog’s connection to the Trent Severn Waterway
  • Pine Point — shoreline naturalization
Many thanks to Jenn Sunnerton of MOKO Media for their work.  


RESEARCH SHARING AMONG SCIENCE COMMUNITY
The Stewards are hosting a Lake Scugog Science Roundtable in late November.  This will be an information and discussion session about the findings of this year’s and past Lake Stewards’ research about Lake Scugog. This is with the aim of adding to our combined knowledge and to share information for greater understanding. Researchers and scientists from U.O.I.T., Trent U., York U., U. of Ottawa, Kawartha Conservation, the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters, Kawartha Lake Stewards and of course the Scugog Lake Stewards will be discussing trends not only in our lake but in all the Kawartha lakes. The Ontario Trillium Foundation is underwriting the cost and that of two additional sessions in future years.


WALLEYE SPAWNING BED REMEDIATION

The Lake Stewards, with the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH), Ontario Invading Species and the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (OMNRF) are looking at specific ways to remediate existing areas of known walleye spawning. This is still in the planning stage but hopefully some action will take place in the spring of 2018.



INVASIVE SPECIES CLEAN/DRAIN/DRY SIGN

The Scugog Lake Stewards obtained funding from the Federation of Ontario Cottagers’ Associations (FOCA) to develop a suitable sign for placement at the municipal boat launch in Port Perry to encourage boat cleaning before and after boating in Lake Scugog. It is hoped that funding will be received to place signs at other launches around the lake. It was developed with editorial input from FOCA, Kawartha Conservation, OFAH and Ontario Invading Species as well as Scugog Township. It is being printed at the moment for installation next spring. 



November 20, 2017
A special note to all members and friends of the Scugog Lake Stewards
This has been an exceedingly busy year for the Stewards. Yet there have been so many times when when we would have dearly liked to send you a newsletter with our information, but we always seemed to be waiting for something to finalize, — whether that be testing, or stages of completion of the Lake Scugog Enhancement Project, or year end results for our research, or approvals by partners. We hope that you have come along with us week by week following our day to day posts on Facebook and now on Twitter. 

Your donations to the Lake Stewards through memberships pays our required expenses such as insurance, audit fees, accounting, website fees, hall rentals and so much more. Donations directed to either the Lake Scugog Enhancement Project or to Research are sequestered in separate accounts. 

The best way to renew your membership is through our website (www.scugoglakestewards.com) and Canada Helps which will send you an automatic and immediate receipt. You may also renew by sending your cheque to Scugog Lake Stewards, P. O. Box 1282, 84 Water Street, Port Perry, On L9L 1A0. Specific donations to either the Enhancement Project or to our Research can be made the same ways, but please indicate the account you would like the funds to be accredited to. 

2018 promises to be an even bigger year for us, and we hope that you will come along with us in our work by purchasing your new membership.

Barbara Karthein
President 2017  
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