The County of Frontenac is marking its 150th Anniversary this year, and a big celebration is being planned for August 28-30 at Centennial Park in Harrowsmith. See attached schedule of events.
Notice of Annual General Meeting – July 12, 2015
Dear Members of the North and South Otter Lake Association:
Our Annual General Meeting will be held again this year at Frontenac Provincial Park Headquarters. The date of the meeting is Sunday, July 12, 2015. Here’s the schedule:
9:30 a.m. Coffee, paying memberships
10:00 a.m. AGM (see attached agenda)
11:00 a.m. Mark Segsworth, Public Works Manager: Discussion re: Culvert replacement on Salmon Lake and Bedford Roads
11:30 a.m. Potluck Lunch
All members, (or designates) and new members are welcome. Please see Edith, our treasurer, to pay your fees, and to get a name tag before the meeting starts. Membership dues are $10.00 per person. Edith will have a table set up inside the main meeting room. Please use the membership form (copy attached), to give us any changes in your information.
As many of you will know already, Peter Dawson, the former Superintendent of the Park retired this year. Ben Chabot is the new Superintendent. He has kindly agreed to attend our AGM to meet our group.
Mark Segsworth, the Township’s Public Works Manager, will also be attending our meeting and will speak to our group and answer questions you may have in regard to the Township’s plans to replace/repair the culverts in Salmon Lake and Bedford roads. The information we have to date is that nothing will be happening anytime soon. Options include replacing the culverts altogether with new concrete ones of approximately the same dimensions (i.e., canoes and other small watercraft can pass through) and, in the case of the Bedford Rd. culvert (connecting North Otter and Rothwell Lakes) “repairing” the culvert by way of “invert paving”, i.e., laying concrete down at the bottom of the culvert where it is showing the worst signs of damage (rusting through).
This year we will have a pot luck lunch again. We encourage all of you to bring a dish of your choice and stay on after the meeting to meet, or catch up with other members on the lake.
Please come with any reports of sightings of fauna or flora, issues, or changes to the health of the lake.
If you would like to add any items to the agenda please contact any of our executive at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you on July 12, 2015.
For those of you who were present at our AGM last year, you will recall the very informative presentation of Dale Kristensen, M.Sc., Ecological Services, Phytotron Manager, Queen’s University, on the invasive perennial “dog-strangling vine” which has been spreading rapidly and causing damage to ecosystems in Southern Ontario. Dale contacted us recently with the following update and reminder on DSV control:
Please remind people that they should grasp the plants at the base and either dig (preferred method) or gently pull the plant up trying to keep the little buds at the base of the stem from breaking off. After a rain is best time as the soil is not as hard. Place the plants in a garbage bag and let them bake in the sun for a few weeks.
This method only works if there are not a lot of plants, and the landowner is willing to redo the area 2 or 3 times over the summer to stop the plants from setting flower. Hopefully biocontrols will be available within the next several years.