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]

Lake water irrigation system – low water volume advisory

Two of three water pumps that feed our lake water irrigation system are temporarily out of service. The single remaining pump may be unable to supply the volume of water required to maintain adequate pressure throughout the water system during periods of high demand.

A second pump will be brought back online on Monday, and the water supply will be back to normal at that time. The third pump will be brought back up in the following days. In the meantime we ask that you restrict water usage where possible. Thanks for your patience and understanding.

Lake water irrigation system temporarily shut down…

The lake water irrigation system has been shut down on Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Streets pending the repair of a leaking water pipe. The eastern section of the water system remains up and running. The repairs are expected to be completed in the coming days. Note that we are expecting some rain on Tuesday, which will provide some relief for those of you with thirsty gardens.

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.