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CRCA Lake Assessment Reports

Just released by the CRCA: CRCA Lake Assessment Report fact sheets were produced for 45 lakes in the Cataraqui region. They provide maps, note the physical features, assess water quality, identify the invasive species and outline aquatic diversity.

Check it out!  CRCA Lake Reports

The report for North Otter Lake is attached. There does not seem to be a separate report for South Otter or for Pearkes (Elbow Lake).

2017-FactSheet-NorthOtterLake

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Presentation on “Dog-strangling vine” at AGM (July 20, 2014)

At the request of one of our members, we have added an item to the agenda for our AGM.  Dale Kristensen, M.Sc., Ecological Services, Phytotron Manager, Queen’s University, will give a short presentation on the invasive perennial “dog-strangling vine” which has been spreading rapidly and causing damage to ecosystems in Southern Ontario.

2014 Annual General Meeting – July 20, 2014

Dear Members of the North and South Otter Lake Association:

Our Annual General Meeting will be held on Sunday July 20, 2014.  As in previous years, the meeting will be held at Frontenac Provincial Park Headquarters. Here’s the schedule:

9:30    a.m.                Coffee, paying memberships

10:00  a.m.                AGM

11:00 a.m.                NSOLA website and Facebook page presentation

11:30 a.m.                Coffee, cookies, socializing

All members, (or designates) and all new members are welcome. Please see Edith, our treasurer, to pay your fees, and get a name tag. The dues are $10.00. Edith will have a table set up ready, at the back of the room. Please use the membership form (copy attached), to give us any change in your information.

There will be parking vouchers available at the office for those who don’t have a park membership.

This year we decided not to have a pot luck lunch. Instead we hope to end the meeting a bit earlier to leave some extra time for socializing afterwards. We encourage everyone to refill their coffee cups and stay on for a while as this is a good way 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 executive@nsola.org or nsola@nsola.org.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you on July 20, 2014.

Your Executive

Welcome To Our Lake!

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On behalf of the North and South Otter Lake Association (NSOLA), we would like to welcome you to our community. We number about sixty cottages and permanent residences around the two lakes and are neighbours to Frontenac Provincial Park.

You will find more information about our organization, including our Constitution, on our website, http://www.nsola.org, along with information about local natural history, Township matters and more. Our purpose is to foster a sense of community in our area and to discuss matters of common interest or concern, including the health of the natural environment at and around North and South Otter Lake. We have our Annual General Meeting at the Frontenac Park Building mid-July followed by a potluck lunch.  Our annual membership fee is currently $10.00 per member.

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foggy morning on North Otter Lake

foggy morning on North Otter Lake