Environment Meeting

This is the fourth annual Environment Meeting. This year’s event presents 6 invited speakers and there’s something for everyone. These issues affect us all in many ways
At this meeting the following topics will be discussed:
  • Preserving Natural and Cultural Heritage in the Kawarthas – Mike Hendren
  • Lake Management Planning; Your Shoreline as Natural Heritage
  • The Future of Our Waterways
  • Lindsay-Ops Landfill Public Review Committee Update
  • Integrated Community Sustainability Plan for the CoKL

Rick McGee, Mayor of CoKL will also be attending this meeting.

This is an excellent opportunity to hear about what’s going on in our area and what’s being done about it. There will be refreshments served afterwards. Please join us.

Blue Canoe visiting Sturgeon Point Wednesday and Thursday this week!

Kawartha Conservation’s Blue Canoe program technicians will be visiting shoreline properties in Sturgeon Point on August 8th and 9th. This program brings you personalized tips and advice that will help you improve and protect your lake and property. Blue Canoe representatives will also be presenting a “Dock Talk” at the Upper Wharf on August 18th from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

You can find more information about this program at the Blue Canoe website. You can also contact the Blue Canoe program office at the following contact numbers:

Phone: 705-328-2271 ext 228
Email: [email protected]

Algae Bloom Lecture at Trent University – Thursday, March 15

This is a last minute notice, but this event will be of great interest to those of us who are looking to improve our understanding of the Blue-Green Algae blooms that we are now dealing with in our lake. Trent University in Peterborough is hosting a lecture entitled “Algal Blooms and Their Effects on Nutrient-Poor Lakes: Opening Pandora’s Box with a Biotic Key”. The lecturer will be Kathryn Cottingham, a Professor at Dartmouth in the Department of Biological Sciences.

The lecture is free and open to the public. It will be held at Trent University, Gzowski College Room 114, at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 15. Click on this link to see a poster with the full description.

CoKL’s CAO follows up after the SPA AGM Presentation

After his informative presentation at SPA’s AGM on September 4th, Al Horsman engaged our members in a lively question and answer period. A number of issues were brought up by our members, and although Al did a good job of addressing all of the questions at the AGM, he recently followed up with a letter and some supporting documentation to help address some of our concerns in more depth. Al’s letter and those documents have been posted on a dedicated page and can be access by clicking on the following link:

CAO Al Horsman’s AGM Follow Up

Its encouraging to see that our new CAO is so responsive to our community’s concerns – and we hope this good relationship extends well into the future.