Bathe in the Lake? Please Do Not.
Date Posted: June 6, 2017
Do members of your family or visitors think it is ok to bathe in the lake? If so, please advise them not to. According to the Federation of Ontario Cottagers Association (FOCA), At the lake, soaps should always be phosphate-free. Avoid antibacterial soaps. Soapy wastewater from dish washing and bathing should be disposed of in soil at least 60 meters from the edge of the water to prevent harming wildlife and creating nutrient-induced algae blooms. Thanks for helping to protect our lake!
Safe Quiet Lakes (SQL) 2017 Survey by ERIN Research
Date Posted: May 15, 2017
This summer SQL will be doing another survey of its supporting members which includes OLRA. The purpose of the survey is to gather information on the recreational use and enjoyment of our lakes. If you do not wish to participate in this survey please reply back to this email by May 22nd. Otherwise OLRA will submit the email addresses of its members to SQL for the sole purpose of this survey. For more info about the survey go to www.safequiet.ca and check out the attached file. Thank you.
Killbear Park Bioblitz Saturday June 10th
Date Posted: May 14, 2017
Fifteen different sessions are offered throughout the day, from early birding to late night owl prowls and moth identification! Registration is free but required. Each participant may register for multiple sessions. Please go to: http://bioblitzcanada.ca/events_community-killbear.aspx Day-use park entry and parking fees will be in effect. Campsites can be reserved through Ontario Parks. The event will be held rain or shine, and a packed lunch and sturdy footwear are recommended.
OLRA AGM - Monday, May 22nd 2017 9-noon
Date Posted: May 7, 2017
The question has come up as to why OLRA is having our AGM on Monday instead of Sunday. The reason is the Foley Community Centre was booked for a wedding on the Saturday before and could not be cleaned in time for OLRA to have a Sunday morning meeting. So the Board decided to have the meeting on Monday morning instead. We will see how people like Monday vs Sunday when a lot of people still have company for the long weekend. See you there!
Loon nesting platform webcam - Minnesota Bound
Date Posted: May 7, 2017
If you would like to get your Loon fix this spring you can watch a webcam in Minnisota showing Loons nesting on a platform there. Marilyn Campbell recommends this live webcam and blog. http://mnbound.com/larrys-loon-blog/
Mapping, Tracking and Removing Invasive Species
Date Posted: May 2, 2017
Invasive species cause a lot of damage to native species and their habitat. A seminar on Phragmites on April 28th at Canador College brought that home to a packed room of people from the municipalities, other levels of government, lake associations and concerned citizens. To report what you think is an invasive species from your mobile device use the app www.EDDMapS.org/ONTARIO or email photos, location and description to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-563-7711 The info will be verified and mapped. The next step is to put together a plan to tackle the problem if possible. Thanks for your help.
Bearwise - with Andy McMullen on May 3rd 2017
Date Posted: May 1, 2017
White Squall is presenting Bearwise at Canador College on Wed. May 3rd, 2017. Understand black bear behaviour , learn how to minimize and avoid bear interactions plus pick up tips and tricks for living with bears in this area. Doors open at 6:30pm. Presentation begins at 7pm. By donation to Treetops. See attached poster for more information.
Safe Quiet Lakes (SQL) Spring Newsletter
Date Posted: April 25, 2017
Here is the spring newsletter from SQL in pdf form. If you would like to view it on-line please go here: http://conta.cc/2piRi4L