2018 Spring Newsletter
The SLPOA 2018 Spring newsletter is now available for your
perusal. It contains numerous informative articles and
notices of upcoming events.
To access it please click HERE and
you will be taken to our new easy-to-read version. You can
also access a version to save on your computer by clicking
HERE and you’ll be taken to the SLPOA Forum section.
Please note: All of our newsletters and
e-flashes are available
to read on-line. This includes a copy of
the SLPOA Newsletter form 1979. Enjoy!
If you have an article or a memory that you would like to
submit for future editions please do not hesitate to send it
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:
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Septic Savvy 2018
Group, of which SLPOA is a member, will be holding a
half-day workshop, entitled Septic Savvy 2018, on
Saturday, May 26th 2018, beginning at 9:00 am. At this
workshop you will learn why a properly functioning
septic system is integral to a safe drinking water
supply and to a healthy lake. It will feature a local
septic-system-re-inspection program success story, a
panel discussion of experts and lake association
representatives plus displays and an opportunity to
network with other lake and property associations.
It’s being held at
the Perth Civitan Hall, 6787 County Road (Hwy 43),
Perth. Coffee, tea and muffins will be provided. There
is a $5.00 charge with all proceeds going to Lake
Networking Group initiatives. An RSVP to
by the 19th of May is requested to ensure enough
refreshments are available. Everyone is welcome.
Spotlight: Sharbot Lake
Read what the Water
Rangers have to say about the work Guy MacLeod and
Barbara Fradkin, SLPOA Executives, have done with the
Sharbot Lake Monitoring Program.
Well done Guy and
CLICK HERE TO
READ THE ARTICLE
2017 Ontario Recreational Lakes and Algae Survey
Queen’s University is conducting
a joint survey with The Ontario Ministry of the
Environment and Climate Change, the Muskoka Watershed
Council, the Federation of Cottagers’ Associations
(FOCA), and Nipissing University that aims to explore
cottage owners’ perceptions of the health of Ontario’s
recreational lakes in our region.
goal is to address the overall health of lakes in
Ontario. The opinions and insights of the residents and
cottage owners in our region are critical to the data
that is gathered.
Based on a similar study
conducted by the MOECC in 1985-1986, the 2017
Recreational Lakes and Algae Survey will assess
residents' and cottager owners’ perceptions of lakes
with filamentous taste, odour-producing algae and
blue-green algae. It will also gather data on how the
algae has progressed since 1985, and explore the impacts
it has had on the quality of the water, and on
residents' use and enjoyment of the lakes.
CLICK HERE TO FOR THE SURVEY
SLPOA has started a Facebook page and we encourage you to
join it. You will find the Facebook logo above the menu on
the left-hand side of our pages. By clicking on it you
will be re-directed to the Facebook page. This is a recent
addition so we hope you will help us build it into a useful
location for information.
Last year the the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry ran a fish netting program known as the BsM program, for approximately 10 days in Sharbot Lake. Their report recently became available so we extracted the pages relating to Sharbot Lake and placed them in the Forum,
to access the report.
5th ANNUAL SLPOA PHOTO CONTEST
Calling Amateur Photographers
Submit your photos to us and you could be a winner!
We want your photos to see what you enjoy about your
cottage environment. These can consist of nature,
animals, kids, friends and events.
Submit up to 3 photos with a description to the
SLPOA via email to
When submitting your photo please include the
location and the date the picture was taken along
with your name and contact information.
Contest entries must be received by Thursday July 12th,
The contest winners will receive:
1st Prize: Parrot Mambo Fly Quadcopter Drone with Camera
2nd Prize: $50 Gift
Certificate to The Sharbot Lake Country Inn
3rd Prize: Two - Tim Horton's Gift Cards for $10.00 each
1st and 3rd prize donated by
Systematix IT Solutions. 2nd prize provided by SLPOA.
Winners will be announced at the AGM on July 28 2018
at the St. James Major Catholic Church.
For more information and to view the contest rules,
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.
Lake Plan Now Available!!
An electronic version
is available by clicking here.
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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
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Tricks please feel free to send it in. Just go
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