Sturgeon Point Properties

Hello Sturgeon Pointers,

The last of our social events at the park for 2012 was a great (if not wet) success!  Thanks to Judy Havercort for organizing, and to everyone who contributed to and participated in the Halloween Party and Trick or Treating on October 27th.  The park has now been prepared for the winter: the port-a-potty has been removed, the grounds have been tended to and the toys have been wrangled.  We encourage people to continue to use the park throughout the fall/winter/spring since it is just as enjoyable now as in the summer. 

There appears to be an anonymous network of generous people who donate toys to the Park and Public beach.  This is greatly appreciated by the kids and parents as it adds to the fun of spending time at both locations.  We do request that when dropping toys off you ensure that they are in like new condition with no broken parts.   Please also ensure that the toys donated to the park be limited to sand box toys.  This summer there were other types dropped off that ended up spread out over the property, which created a mess and resulted in more time clearing the way for lawn maintenance.  While at the park or beach, if you see any toys that have gotten damaged please put them in the garbage box on site. 

Something we all need to be diligent about is how to deal with garbage at the Park, Public Beach and Upper Wharf .  All garbage, especially food related or diapers, should be placed in one of the garbage cans inside the box by the road (at the Wharf, the box is on the east side of the rain shelter near the bottom of the new steps).  Please note: there are other garbage cans at the Park for use during social events.  Please do not put anything in these other receptacles as they are not “put out” on garbage day and will draw racoons and other unwanted critters who spread the contents around the grounds.

Thank you for helping SPA keep our public areas tidy!

Regards,
Lisa

Lisa Vehrs
President
Sturgeon Point Association
lisa@sturgeonpoint.com

Have questions about blue-green algae?

Kawartha Protect Our Water (KPOW) is having a public information meeting on Thursday, July 19th at the Bocaygeon Service Centre to discuss this topic of blue-green algae in our lake.

The meeting gets underway at 7 p.m.

More information can be found at http://www.mykawartha.com/community/article/1400856–meeting-offers-insight-into-algae-cause-and-cures OR http://www.kpow.info/

The event features Trent University eco-researcher Colleen Middleton who will help people become familiar with some of the algae common to the area – of which not all of it is harmful – and learn how simple changes can have an impact on their growth.

The meeting will also feature discussions on the proposed governmental changes to the Trent-Severn Waterway and the implications with Brian Hunt of Voices for the Trent. People are invited to bring their questions and concerns.

And if you ever want to know if the Sturgeon Point Public Beach is safe to swim at please check here:  http://www.hkpr.on.ca/InfoSet/Environments/BeachWaterTesting/Beaches/BeachesCityofKawarthaLakes.aspx

This link will also be added to our Links page.

Blue-Green Algae Warning Rescinded

The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit rescinded the precautionary warning previously issued for the eastern leg of Sturgeon Lake. The Public Beach is no longer posted. The water certainly appears to be clearer than it was two weeks ago.

The warning was issued back on August 5th, and so had been in place for one day short of three weeks. Now we have to hope for a return to warm weather before these last days of summer fade into history.

Blue-Green Algae Bloom Update (August 16, 2011)

Toxicology results have confirmed low levels of microcystin-LR in the eastern leg of Sturgeon Lake. The good news is that the toxin levels were very low – in fact, they were lower than the acceptable level for this toxin in drinking water. (Note: This doesn’t mean that the lake water is safe to drink!)

Read moreBlue-Green Algae Bloom Update (August 16, 2011)