Blue Canoe – Coming to a shoreline near you!
Landowners along the shorelines of lakes within the City of Kawartha Lakes should keep an eye on the waters for the Blue Canoe team again this year, out for our third season!
Stewardship staff are traveling by canoe from dock to dock when weather permits, or door to door by foot, and attending local events and lake association meetings. They will be out on Balsam, Cameron, Pigeon, and Sturgeon lakes again this year, along with three new lakes that include Canal, Four Mile, and Mitchell lakes.
As the Blue Canoe team paddles across the Kawartha Lakes they are taking an important message; that you can protect water quality and contribute to the long-term health of your lake by following some easy property maintenance practices. During the visit, they will help you identify opportunities for preventing shoreline erosion, limiting aquatic weed and blue-green algae growth in the water, deterring Canada geese, and reducing E.coli in the nearshore water, among other issues you may be experiencing. They will also offer information about lake management planning.
“Meeting with our team is an opportunity to talk about the issues that are important to you, and get information on what you can do on your own property to help protect the lake!”
Since the launch of the program in 2012, the Blue Canoe Program has connected with more than 2,500 shoreline residents and cottagers in the Kawarthas through property visits, dock talks, and community events. This summer, they will visit many more, while following up with some of the people contacted during the previous seasons to provide further suggestions and technical support where needed.
To find out where the Blue Canoe is going next, go to the calendar at KawarthaConservation.com/bluecanoe. Approximate dates and locations are posted two weeks ahead of time. If the timing is not convenient, an appointment can be made by contacting Kawartha Conservation at 705.328.2271 ext. 238 or BlueCanoe@KawarthaConservation.com.
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Staff, CTV Barrie Published Thursday, June 12, 2014 10:09PM EDT Progressive Conservative Laurie Scott has been re-elected in the riding of Haliburton – Kawartha Lakes – Brock.CTV News made the call at 10:01 p.m. Scott beat out Liberal candidate Rick Johnston, NDP candidate Don Abel and Green candidate Arsalan Ahmad.Scott was the critic for the Women’s Directorate since Sept. 30, 2013 after being Critic for Natural Resources earlier in the year, and for Women’s Issues after she was elected in 2011. She serves on the General Government Committee. First elected in 2003, Scott retired briefly in 2007, and then changed her mind.Riding ProfileJust east of the Lake Simcoe, the City of Kawartha Lakes is mainly rural with Lindsay, Fenelon Falls, Bobcaygeon, Woodville, and Omemee.There is a bit of light industry with small steel plate rolling and machine and mould companies. Tourism is very big as the riding has 250 lakes and rivers, many of them linked by the scenic Trent-Severn Waterway.The area has lots of museums, lodges, cottages—many for rent—and 600 kilometres of ski and hiking trails.Agriculture and the agri-food sectors generate $86 million a year with beef cattle and dairy, swine, goats deer and herb farming, fruit and vegetables being the main products.The riding has the town and county of Haliburton and Minden; part of Peterborough County with the townships of Cavan-Millbrook-North Monaghan, Galway-Cavendish and Harvey; North Kawartha; and the Township of Brock—which touches on Lake Simcoe at Port Bolster.Brock was settled by veterans who served under General Sir Isaac Brock in the War of 1812, and includes Beaverton, Cannington, and Sunderland and the hamlets of Gamebridge, Manilla, Port Bolster, Sonya, and Wilfrid. The riding is second highest for percentage of seniors in its population.