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June 27, 2019

Stoney Lake Fire Hall Renovations

Please read the pdf about the renovations and requirement for capital

June 19, 2019

Douro-Dummer Septic Inspections

Information regarding septic inspections and fee structure in this pdf file.

June 21, 2019

2019 Environment Events on Clear, Ston(e)y and White Lakes

NEWS and EVENTS HOSTED BY THE ENVIRONMENT COUNCIL

Shoreline Naturalization Workshop Saturday, July 13, 9 am to noon USLA Pavilion, 2378 Crowe's Landing Road

At this interactive shoreline workshop, Douglas Kennedy of Green Side Up Environmental Landscaping will explain how natural shorelines function to protect water quality, their benefits to waterfront owners and wildlife, and the basics of shoreline naturalization. Then Doug and an associate will coach participants on concept designs and native plants suited to each person's property.

Please register well in advance at info@environmentcouncil.ca and provide full contact info. Visit www.environmentcouncil.ca for details and updates.

Camp Kawartha Shoreline Naturalization Project -- Volunteer Planting Day Saturday, August 17, 9 am until completion 1010 Birchview Road, Clear Lake, Douro-Dummer Township

Environment Council, Camp Kawartha and a number of generous donors are partnering to naturalize a large section of the Camp's shoreline. This will help protect the lake and wildlife, enhance the Camp's environmental education programs and enable Environment Council to show lake residents the advantages of natural shorelines.

Come and be part of this exciting project. We need at least two dozen energetic volunteers to plant over 1300 native shrubs and wildflowers, under the guidance of our landscaper.

Please register well in advance at info@environmentcouncil.ca and provide full contact info. Visit www.environmentcouncil.ca for details and updates.

Guided Shoreline Tour Sunday, September 22, 2 to 4 pm Camp Kawartha, 1010 Birchview Road

Visit the newly restored Camp Kawartha shoreline project area with the environmental landscaper who helped make it happen. See the improvements made, learn how the work was done, and how you can apply these ideas to your own waterfront.

Please register well in advance at info@environmentcouncil.ca and provide full contact info. Visit www.environmentcouncil.ca for details and updates.

Aug. 13, 2019

Starry Stonewort Information

Starry Stonewort An aggressive invasive species arrives in the Kawartha Lakes It is now confirmed that Starry Stonewort – a plant-like macro algae known to be in many northern US lakes has migrated to several lakes in Ontario, including Scugog, Simcoe, Couchiching . . . and Stony, where it is established in at least three areas: in the Lost Channel behind Fairy Lake Island – a paddlers’ paradise now almost completely filled in with SSW – Gilchrist Bay and Wildfire Golf Club. This is an alarming development and one that will require a whole-lake action and education plan to contain the spread. Eradication at this time is not possible. Research into how to best deal with Starry Stonewort is ongoing, with no satisfactory removal technique recommended at this point. Signs have been posted in the Lost Channel discouraging people from passing through. (SSW spreads rapidly through fragmentation.) Conversations are taking place with property owners around Gilchrist Bay and Wildfire where signs conveying more detailed information are required. All of the lake associations are aware of the issue and will be involved in developing a plan to contain this dangerous macro algae.