the home web page of the
Sharbot Lake Property Owners’ Association.
MEMBERS AND GUESTS:
has now completed its migration to a new service provider.
The new location includes a revamp of the SLPOA Forums.
Accordingly you will need to re-register in order to post.
IMPORTANT DATES TO TAKE NOTE OF:
From Spring Thaw until July 25, 2016
Boat Wake for Loons
Please reduce your boat wake near the shore
for the Loon Nesting season from now until mid July.
Thursday July 7th, 2016
Last day to submit your photo entries into the
2016 Annual Photo Contest
Saturday July 16th, 2016
9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Household Hazardous Waste Day
Located at the corner of Hwy 7 and Road 38
Saturday July 23rd, 2016
Starts at 10:00 am
Annual General Meeting starts at
10:00 am at the St. James Major Catholic Church.
We will have an update on the Love Your Lake
Program and a presentation about the Fish Habitat
Project that we are working towards and the
announcement of the Photo Contest winners.
Saturday July 23rd, 2016
From 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Annual Social Event – Dinner
starts at 5:00pm at the St. James Major
We are presently determining the meal with various side options, along
with Live Entertainment, a Wine and Beer bar and a
As details are finalized we will update the website.
August 29, 2016 to
September 13, 2016
The Amnesty Load may only be used at the Olden or Oso Waste Sites
on their regular days of operation. Residents may
only bring one load per year
Saturday October 22, 2016
8:30 am – 3:30 pm at the Perth Civitan Hall, 6787 County Road 43,
As details are known we will update the
ANNUAL PHOTO CONTEST
Calling Amateur Photographers
Submit your photos to us and you could be
We want your photos to see the pictures that you feel
reflect what you enjoy about your cottage environment. These
can consist of nature, animals, kids, friends and events.
Submit your photos with a description to the SLPOA via email
to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. When submitting your photo
please include the location it was taken, the date the
picture was taken along with your name and contact
remember to ensure that the photo is of good quality and
Contest entries must be received by Thursday July 7th,
The contest winners will receive:
a FujiFilm FinePix XP70 camera, 2nd Prize:
Certificate to The Sharbot Lake Country Inn,
Two Cineplex Movie Tickets
2015 Fall Newsletter and
2016 Winter E-Flash
As winter is
progressing please enjoy the following light reading put
together by your executive. Please enjoy the various
articles, take a moment to note our
sponsors (New and Old) whose advertisements allow us to
engage in more projects. To read the:
Newsletter [click here]
E-Flash [click here]
If you have an article or a memory that
you would like to submit for future editions please do not
hesitate to send it to me as we are always looking for content.
If you have
not had the opportunity to renew your membership, please
take a moment to access the now easy to find membership form
on the SLPOA web site at:
ANNUAL PHOTO CONTEST
IS NOW JUDGED
There were 42 photos submitted from 20 Individuals.
The following contest winners were announced at the
FinePix XP80 Camera
Winner: Guy MacLeod
it was the action of this picture that grabbed our
attention. You could almost hear the jays flapping
as they engaged each other.
Second Prize: $50 Gift Certificate to Sharbot Lake
Winner: Gwen DaCosta
Views along the dock into the basin.
Everyone loved that this was not your typical lake
landscape with its sober and quiet scene. It’s
limited palette drew us into the shot immediately,
revealing its great structure in the lines of the
dock and cloud formations not to mention the loon
sailing serenely by.
Third Prize: Two
Cineplex Movie Tickets
Winner: Barb Wilson
Polar Bear plunge: Frontenac Heritage Festival.
What`s more Canadian than being at (in?) the lake in
the dead of winter? The picture was novel for
its winter setting and it’s clear these people know
how to have fun at the cottage.
Winner: Ray Caswell
Baby raccoon squeezing out of its nest in a tree
excellent close-up of a
typically elusive creature. Fascinating.
Winner: Guy MacLeod
Porcupine eating leaves
The clarity, colour and composition was most
impressive. Cute too.
First and Third Prize were donated by Systematix IT, Second
Prize donated by SLPOA.
Citizen Water Watch – Report a Sighting
EASTERN ONTARIO, August 1, 2014 — Noticing green algal blooms or excessive aquatic plant growth in Sharbot Lake? You can now easily report it! The Citizen Water Watch website (www.citizenwaterwatch.ca) allows recreational water users to report any observations of green algal blooms or excessive aquatic plant growth to a central data base. These observations will help to better monitor green algae and aquatic plant growth in Eastern Ontario lakes and rivers.
Algae and aquatic plants are a part of a healthy aquatic ecosystem but in excess they can put stress on other organisms in our lakes and rivers. Many local recreational water users have noted an increase in algae and aquatic plant growth, despite little observed change in nutrient concentrations which are often the cause of algal blooms and excessive aquatic plant growth. Reporting observations of algae and aquatic plants will help us better understand the excessive plant growth and find ways to improve aquatic environments.
To report a sighting go to
www.citizenwaterwatch.ca, create an account and click on the “Report a Sighting” tab, fill out the form and hit submit. Knowing the name of the waterbody and nearest town where your observation took place as well as a picture will be helpful information to include
CALL TO ACTION
Are you a water access only cottage looking for the
opportunity to service your Septic system to ensure that it
continues to operate safely and efficiently? Safeline Marine
is coming back in July to the lake to pump out systems.
Presently 2 properties have signed up and they are looking
for a third to reduce costs.
Is it time for yours to be pumped?. For more
Safeline can be reached at 613-326-0590 or you can email
Melissa Merkley at (Melissa.email@example.com).
They are presently planning the activities for June so if
interested let them know as soon as possible.
Lake Plan Now Available!!
An electronic version
is available by clicking here.
Your input is important to us.
Whether you have come across an article that would be of
interest to others in our association, you have comments to
make regarding the 'State of the Lake', a posted article, event or the website in
general, a picture for
the Month, or input to the
Tricks please feel free to send it in. Just go
Contact Us page and click on the appropriate link.
Or better yet, browse the
SLPOA Forum and post
your comments directly.