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MIGRATING WATERFOWL OF LAKE SCUGOG

NEWS AT OCTOBER, 2020 “Lake Scugog is a very important staging area for waterfowl in both the spring and fall as they return from their wintering or breeding grounds up north. Migration consumes a lot of energy, so a safe haven with adequate food resources is essential. Many species will… Read More

WINNERS OF OUR PHOTO CONTESTS TO DATE, Oct. 10, 2020

FIRST PHOTO CONTEST, ‘SUNSET OR SUNRISE OVER LAKE SCUGOG’ :  Rowena Garcia submitted this amazing photo of our beloved Lake Scugog sunsets. Congratulations Rowena. WINNER OF OUR SECOND PHOTO CONTEST: ‘FUN ON LAKE SCUGOG’ – Closed September 15, 2020  — Lindsay Coutts submitted this great photo of the joys of… Read More

Ice safety

So important, but better still — stay off until the ice is really thick! Know the depth and the currents and springs that might make it thinner in spots.

Stormwater Management

Kawartha Conservation Kawartha Conservation prepares and publishes a variety of lake and environmental management plans to provide a scientific approach to protecting and managing the environment over the short and long terms. These plans involve detailed field inventories and water quality and quantity studies to identify natural features and factors… Read More

Starry Stonewort:

November 9, 2018:  Before the Scugog Lake Stewards determined that the new invasive alga starry stonewort had arrived and was taking over, lakes in Wisconsin and MIchigan were struggling with it. For an up to date report on what they have found and the problems that this new alga presents see: https://cdn.cloud1.cemah.net/wp-content/uploads/sites/63/2018/10/Starry-Stonewort-Invasive-Species-Field-Report-Fall-2018.pdf

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… Read More

September 5, 2017 early morning Port Perry

A mist over the marsh, but the day promises to be beautiful. Note the aquatic plants in the shallow area between Vos’ Independent and the Kinsmen Beach. Photo courtesy of www.harkniijar.com quality professional photographer.

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… Read More

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… Read More

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 Ministry is currently… Read More