Bear in Sturgeon Point

This morning (Sunday, August 8 ) a black bear was spotted in a tree behind the Sturgeon Point Union Church.  The bear was discovered at about 7:30 a.m., and left the scene two hours later, missing Desmond Howard’s sermon at the church by 30 minutes. The bear obviously had other places to be.

The photos shown here were taken by Cacky Phipps and family, who watched the bear from their cottage. Thanks to Cacky for making them available.

This is a good time to remind everyone to beware of bears, and to give them plenty of respect. If you see a bear and believe that it poses a possible threat you can call the BEAR REPORTING LINE at 1-866-514-2327. For life threatening emergencies call 911.

Following a few simple steps can help reduce the chances of human-bear interactions. One of the most important is to reduce the smell of garbage in our village by keeping garbage in closed containers and not putting it out until the night before or morning of garbage pick-up. To learn more about black bears and what you can do to reduce the potential for danger from them, please visit the MNR’s BEARWISE web site.

Local Conservation Issues Meeting

on July 10th at 10:00 a.m. Rob Messervy of the Kawartha Region Conservation Authority will make a presentation about the Sturgeon Lake Management Plan that the KRCA is spearheading. The meeting will be held at the Union Church. The meeting will discuss local conservation efforts that are presently underway to protect our lake and local environment. The discussion will include issues relevant to Sturgeon Point, including wells, septic systems, and weeds in the lake.
See you there!

Kawartha Lakes Stewards Association spring meeting

The KLSA is holding their annual spring meeting at the Bobcaygeon Public School on May 8th, 10:00 a.m. The KLSA is one of several active conservation groups with a focus on the care and management of our lakes.  They recently received funding to conduct a study of algae in our lakes. There will be a number of speakers at the meeting (including the Mayor of CoKL) to make presentations on this issue and others. This meeting will be of interest to waterfront owners and all concerned citizens. Click on the link to read the KLSA Spring 2010 Meeting Notice.