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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

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

Cleaning Up Lake Scugog – Project Receives Approval In Principle From Council

From The Port Perry Star; Dec 1, 2016 CLEANING UP LAKE SCUGOG By Chris Hall SCUGOG — An ambitious plan that would see a large stretch of Lake Scugog dredged as part of a $2-million project has been approved in principle by the Township, paving the way for organizers to start… Read More

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… Read More