the home web page of the
Sharbot Lake Property Owners’ Association.
IMPORTANT DATES TO TAKE NOTE OF:
Wednesday July 12, 2017
2017 4th Annual Amateur Photo Contest
Entries must be received before Wednesday July
12th, 2017, midnight.
If your photos are submitted after this date they
will be included in the next photo contest.
For more information
Saturday July 29th, 2017
General Meeting (AGM)
Saturday July 29th, 2017, starts at 10:00am at St. James Major Catholic
We welcome everyone to the Annual General Meeting. The Agenda has been
finalized and we has some excellent
presentations. To see more
Saturday July 29th, 2017
Social Dinner and Silent Auction
Saturday July 29th, 2017, starts at 5:00pm at St. James Major Catholic
Menu: BBQ chicken, spinach & strawberry salad, apple slaw salad, potato salad plus rolls and desserts.
Main meal prepared by Tim Cota
Entertainment: Jessica Wedden and Bruce Barton
Tickets: Purchase your tickets in advance
here (adults $18.00 - childrens $10.00) or at the door (adults $20.00
- childrens $12.00)
For more information
2017 Spring Newsletter
The SLPOA executive has put together the Spring 2017 Newsletter for your reading enjoyment as you rest on your deck or dock.
To access it please
CLICK HERE and you will be taken to the SLPOA Forum to allow you to download the file.
If you have an article or a memory that you would like to
submit for future editions please do not hesitate to send it
as we are always looking for content.
If you have not had the opportunity to renew your membership, please
take a moment to access the now easy to find membership form
on the SLPOA web site at:
SLPOA has started a Facebook page and we encourage you to join it. You will find the Facebook logo
above the menu on the left-hand side of our pages. By clicking on it you will be re-directed to the Facebook page. This is a recent addition so we hope you will help us build it into a useful location for information.
Last year the the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry ran a fish netting program known as the BsM program, for approximately 10 days in Sharbot Lake. Their report recently became available so we extracted the pages relating to Sharbot Lake and placed them in the Forum,
to access the report.
This year is a SLPOA election year for all positions on the executive. As there will be a turn-over in some of the positions, this is a year that we need people to bring their ideas and become part of the executive to keep the association strong and growing. We look forward to seeing you at the AGM and Dinner Event on July 29th.
ANNUAL PHOTO CONTEST
IS NOW JUDGED
There were 46 photos submitted from 21 Individuals.
The following contest winners were announced at the
FinePix XP90 Camera
Winner: Sheila Waller
Fishing at Sunset
This picture is pure cottage nostalgia. The
fisherman is beautifully profiled in the foreground
and set perfectly against the saturated sunset. More
than ticking all the technical boxes, what really
won us over was this photo’s artistic merit and
overall impact. The mood is serene: A warm sky, calm
lake, rod down and reeling in moment. We thought it
is a perfect end of the day, “On Golden Pond”
Second Prize: $50 Gift Certificate to Sharbot Lake
Loon on the Lake
Colour and contrast take centre stage with close
second. We loved the way the sharp lines and strong
contrast of the loon’s feathers were accentuated by
the soft waves of the lake. The loon’s black and
white plumage pops against the gorgeous blue of the
water. And the piece de resistance was the red
punctuation of the loon’s eye. Besides, what’s a
lake without a loon?
Third Prize: Two
Cineplex Movie Tickets
5 AM in our Bay
While we all liked something different (the sunrise,
the mist, or the mood), we all agreed on the overall
composition of this one. This picture had nice
balance and the kayak helps situate the viewer into
the scene. Very peaceful and engaging.
Reflections on Sharbot Lake
A great mirror image, the clear sky and (remarkably)
no wake from the boat of the photographer contribute
to the tranquil feeling of this on.
First and Third Prize were donated by Systematix IT, Second
Prize donated by SLPOA.
Citizen Water Watch – Report a Sighting
EASTERN ONTARIO, August 1, 2014 — Noticing green algal blooms or excessive aquatic plant growth in Sharbot Lake? You can now easily report it! The Citizen Water Watch website (www.citizenwaterwatch.ca) allows recreational water users to report any observations of green algal blooms or excessive aquatic plant growth to a central data base. These observations will help to better monitor green algae and aquatic plant growth in Eastern Ontario lakes and rivers.
Algae and aquatic plants are a part of a healthy aquatic ecosystem but in excess they can put stress on other organisms in our lakes and rivers. Many local recreational water users have noted an increase in algae and aquatic plant growth, despite little observed change in nutrient concentrations which are often the cause of algal blooms and excessive aquatic plant growth. Reporting observations of algae and aquatic plants will help us better understand the excessive plant growth and find ways to improve aquatic environments.
To report a sighting go to
www.citizenwaterwatch.ca, create an account and click on the “Report a Sighting” tab, fill out the form and hit submit. Knowing the name of the waterbody and nearest town where your observation took place as well as a picture will be helpful information to include
CALL TO ACTION
Are you a water access only cottage looking for the
opportunity to service your Septic system to ensure that it
continues to operate safely and efficiently? Safeline Marine
is coming back in July to the lake to pump out systems.
Presently 2 properties have signed up and they are looking
for a third to reduce costs.
Is it time for yours to be pumped?. For more
Safeline can be reached at 613-326-0590 or you can email
Melissa Merkley at (Melissa.firstname.lastname@example.org).
They are presently planning the activities for June so if
interested let them know as soon as possible.
Lake Plan Now Available!!
An electronic version
is available by clicking here.
Your input is important to us.
Whether you have come across an article that would be of
interest to others in our association, you have comments to
make regarding the 'State of the Lake', a posted article, event or the website in
general, a picture for
the Month, or input to the
Tricks please feel free to send it in. Just go
Contact Us page and click on the appropriate link.
Or better yet, browse the
SLPOA Forum and post
your comments directly.