2018 Spring Newsletter
The SLPOA 2018 Spring newsletter is now available for your
perusal. It contains numerous informative articles and
notices of upcoming events.
To access it please click HERE and
you will be taken to our new easy-to-read version. You can
also access a version to save on your computer by clicking
HERE and you’ll be taken to the SLPOA Forum section.
Please note: All of our newsletters and
e-flashes are available
to read on-line. This includes a copy of
the SLPOA Newsletter form 1979. Enjoy!
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:
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you’ll always get the latest news about SLPOA.
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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.
5th ANNUAL SLPOA PHOTO CONTEST
We recieved 50 photos from 24 entrants.
Prizes will be awarded at our AGM on July 29th.
The contest winners will receive:
1st Prize: Parrot Mambo Fly Quadcopter Drone with Camera
2nd Prize: $50 Gift
Certificate to The Sharbot Lake Country Inn
3rd Prize: Two - Tim Horton's Gift Cards for $15.00 each
1st and 3rd prize donated by
Systematix IT Solutions. 2nd prize provided by SLPOA.
Winners will be announced at the AGM on July 28 2018
at the St. James Major Catholic Church.
For more information and to view the contest rules,
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.
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.