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2017 Water Testing Initiative on Otter Lake - Progress Report

Date Posted: July 3, 2017

Check out the photos and update.

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Little Otter Lake Loon Family - July 2nd

Date Posted: July 3, 2017

Check out this newest photo by Marilyn Campbell of the 6 day old Loon chicks.

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MNRF - Tiny Jelly Fish Found in Muskoka Lakes

Date Posted: July 3, 2017

Here is another reason why cleaning your boat before moving it from lake to lake is really important. According to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF), freshwater jellyfish have been reported in Lake Muskoka and Kahshe Lake (Kilworthy), as well as confirmed sightings in Prospect Lake (Uffington/Vankoughnet), Bala Bay, Otter Lake (Dorset), Pickerel Lake (Burk’s Falls), Restoule Lake, and Doe Lake (Sprucedale). Anyone who sees a freshwater jellyfish in Ontario can report the suspected sighting through EDDMapS Ontario at eddmaps.org/ontario/report/, by downloading the EDDMapS app on your iPhone or Android device, or by calling the Invading Species Hotline at 1-800-563-7711.

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Water Levels Rising with Rainy June and July 1st

Date Posted: July 1, 2017

The water levels on Otter Lake have risen with all the rain in June and now today, July 1st. However, lake levels are still slightly (approx. 1.7cm) below the desired upper target level set by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry. Looking forward to more sunshine next week!

 

Canada Day Celebrations at Grand Tappattoo Resort

Date Posted: June 29, 2017

Sat. July 1st celebrate at the Grand Tappattoo Resort all day if you like. Enjoy their facilities, live entertainment, a BBQ and fireworks! See the attached poster for more details.

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Enjoy Canada 150 in the Parry Sound Area

Date Posted: June 28, 2017

Check out these Canada 150 Events: https://www.parrysound.com/parrysound-events/ And test your Canada 150 trivia knowledge too:https://www.parrysound.com/parrysound-community/canada-150/

 

2 Loon Chicks Hatched on Little Otter

Date Posted: June 27, 2017

As of this morning 2 Loon chicks have now hatched on little Otter Lake as reported and photographed by Marilyn Campbell. Yay! Please give this family lots of space and boat carefully since Loon chicks cannot dive or swim well for weeks. As all good parents do, the adults will stick close by their young teaching them to swim, dive and feed so they grow strong enough to migrate to the oceans in the fall.

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Best Plants for the Biosphere

Date Posted: June 21, 2017

Ever wonder which are the best native plants for this UNESCO biosphere we live in? Check out the attached poster and then head to Little Gardens in Parry Sound where they stock and label them to help you plant the best in the biosphere.

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