The Navigational Markers are IN!!! If you regularly boat by one at night, can you confirm that the solar charged lights are all illuminating and/or flashing as expected by posting a note below?
We would like to send a BIG thank you to Eric Doetsch, Don Early, Scott Holladay, James and Ryan VanDerToorn, Paul Lucas, Bruce Norman, Bruce McPherson, Rankin Middlebrook, Mountain Trout House and Old Mill Marina for their contribution to the KLCA navigation marker program this spring.
Over the boating season, if you notice anything amiss with the navigational buoys or light, please send an email to: email@example.com
Environment Canada has issued a Special Weather Statement for a significant rainfall in the next 48 hours, and water levels are anticipated to reach those experienced in 2013 over the next several days.
Bracebridge, Huntsville and Minden have all declared States of Emergency. If you're in Minden Hills, please see their website for their specific situation and advice.
For Algonquin Highlands, both the Gull River and Muskoka Watersheds continue to be under a Flood Warning as inflows continue due to melting snow, melting lake ice and groundwater.
Please join us at the Dorset Recreation Centre at 10 am on Saturday, July 6 for this year’s AGM. We are pleased to announce that the following experts will be speaking to members at the meeting:
The KLCA is looking for a financial wizard to act as our Treasurer! Experience in accounting would be helpful in this executive position on the KLCA board. Give back to the lake community in this important role! Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to volunteer in this role.
Do you want to give back to the wonderful Kawagama and Bear Lakes community, make new friends, and have fun? If so, please consider applying for the Regatta Director Position! This person coordinates all aspects of the annual Regatta and works with the energetic and committed teams of volunteers to create a wonderful day for our lake community. To apply, send an email to email@example.com with your name and contact information and we will connect with you.
The Tall Pines Snowmobile Club is in desperate need of volunteers. The club is at risk of folding. You can find out more here:
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you can volunteer your time!
John D. Smith is our new councillor for those of us in Dysart et al. (East end of Kawagama Lake.) Click here to read a message from John.
Follow the links below for results of the municipal elections for the two Kawagama and Bear Lakes townships.
Dysart et al.
It has been a bad year for blue-green algae in cottage country and a bloom has now been reported in Algonquin Highlands. You can find out more here.
Blue-green algae is not just unsightly; it is a sign that the health of the lake is failing and it is a risk to human health. You can find out more about blue-green algae here.
What are the health effects of blue-green algae?
Human health effects from contact with these toxins may include: itchy, irritated eyes and skin from direct contact through activities such as swimming and water skiing, and if large quantities of the toxins are swallowed, flu-like symptoms, such as headache, fever, diarrhea, abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting.*
What can we do to prevent a bloom?
Top ways to protect our lakes from a blue-green algae bloom are:*
maintain a natural shoreline
maintain your septic system and ensure it does not leak
use phosphate-free detergents, personal care and household cleaning products and never use these products directly in the lake
avoid using fertilizers on lawns, especially fertilizers that contain phosphorus
KLCA Directors attended an information session regarding the Township of Algonquin Highlands proposal to expand the McClintock Sewage Lagoon. The existing sewage lagoon is located close to the intersection of McClintock Rd and Wes ClarkeTrail, which places it approximately 500 m from Fletcher Bay of Kawagama Lake (specifically from where Harvey Lake Creek flows into Kawagama Lake).
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The KLCA is a volunteer organization with roots dating back to the 1960’s. It represents the interests of seasonal and permanent residents on and around Kawagama Lake and Bear Lake in Haliburton, Ontario, Canada. Our goal is to "Preserve the Heritage" in this very special place. Further information regarding the KLCA can be found in this section of our website.