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Reports & More

Lake of Bays Association 2015
Water Quality Monitoring Report

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Lake of Bays Association 2014
Water Quality Monitoring Report

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Lake of Bays Association 2013
Water Quality Monitoring Report

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2013 Lake of Bays Association Frog Watch Report

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Best Practices for Lakeside Living

Managing your household on the waterfront requires some septic smarts and garbage savvy. The Coalition of Haliburton Property Owners’ Associations have produced posters with tips for the kitchen, bathroom, laundry and garbage to promote BEST PRACTICES for LAKESIDE LIVING.
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Lake of Bays Association 2012
Water Quality Monitoring Report

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Beech Bark Disease

1. A primer on Beech Bark Disease and management recommendations from the Ontario Forest Research Institute, MNR, by John McLaughlin & Sylvia Greifenhagen
2. Beech Bark Disease: Toronto Parks, Forestry & Recreation – Urban Forestry Branch

Wildlife Harassment and Abuse

Steps to take if you witness any sort of abuse or harassment of wildlife in your area.
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MNR fact sheet Lake of Bays 2012

Download the facts and figures for Lake of Bays

Report on the 2012 Muskoka Summit on Biodiversity

Four members of the Lake of Bays Association attended the Muskoka Summit on Biodiversity on June 6 and 7th in Bracebridge. Deb Cumming, LoBA’s Environment Committee Chair, posts this important and vital summary of that event.
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Report Bear Problems

TO REPORT BEAR PROBLEMS: contact the Bear Reporting Line at:
1-866-514-2327  (TTY) 705 945-7641
In a life-threatening emergency, call your local police or 911
MNR Bear Wise webpage

Lake of Bays Association 2011
Water Quality Monitoring Report

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Lake of Bays Association 2010
Water Quality Monitoring Report

The total phosphorus data collected by the Lake of Bays Association in summer 2010 were again of high quality and indicated continued excellent water quality at all sampling sites in the Lake of Bays.
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The greening of Dwight Beach, 2011

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Stewards’ Guide Series: Restore Your Shoreline
in Parry Sound – Muskoka

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Stewards’ Guide Series: Living with Beaver
in Parry Sound – Muskoka

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Stewards’ Guide Series: Species at Risk
in Parry Sound – Muskoka

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Lake of Bays Association 2009
Water Quality Monitoring Report

The total phosphorus and bacteria data collected by the Lake of Bays Association in summer 2009 were of high quality and indicated continued excellent water quality at all sampling sites in the Lake of Bays. The main results of data anlyses from the year 2009 and from previous years are contained in the full report.
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Lake of Bays Association 2007/08
Water Quality Monitoring Report

The Lake of Bays Water Quality Monitoring Program has continued to provide good quality total phosphorus concentration and bacteria data from a wide range of station locations for 7 years. These data provide a valuable resource to inform lake management and identify potential water quality issues related to phosphorus and bacteria in Lake of Bays.
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Asian Carp set to Invade Great Lakes

The Asian Carp are invasive fish that are harming the environment and economies of the Mississippi, and threaten to do the same to the Great Lakes. As Great Lakes fishing declines, sport fishermen will move north, putting pressure on the fish populations in cottage country. This is everyone’s problem. . . .[read more] . . . and see this website for  [additional info]

Chemical spill near Rabbit Bay receives
swift response from authorities

In late September 2010 there was a chemical spill associated with the highway improvement work on Hwy. 35, resulting in toxins being released into the creek that feeds into Lake of Bays at the Rabbit Bay landing. Aecon has the contract for the roadwork but one of its subs was actually responsible for the spill. [read more]

Lake of Bays Association 2006
Water Quality Monitoring Report

Since 2000, the Lake of Bays Association has monitored key water quality parameters in Lake of Bays. The focus of the 2006 monitoring program shifted from investigation of nearshore impacted zones to assessment of general lake health in nearshore and openwater areas of the lake. This report summarizes results of the 2006 monitoring program for bacteria and phosphorus levels.
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Update on the District’s Long Range Solid Waste Management Plan – April 2006

The study team worked away for well over a year, evaluating the various options available to meet the District’s solid waste disposal needs. The short list of alternatives was reduced to expansion of an existing facility as the preferred option.
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Highlights of 2005
Water Quality Testing Program – Phosphorus

Many Lake of Bays residents were concerned this summer with the appearance of algal blooms in the water and particularly with the statement those blooms might be making regarding the water quality and general health of the Lake. People love to hate algae and algal blooms, considering them to be harbingers of reduced water quality, but … the relationship between algae, algal blooms and water quality is complicated.
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2004 Bacteriological Study, Lake of Bays

During the summer of 2004, for the fifth year in a row, the Lake of Bays Association continued to monitor the water quality of Lake of Bays for several key chemical indicators of water and watershed health. As in 2003 samples were collected for determination of bacteria and phosphorus . . . .
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2002 Bacteriological Study, Lake of Bays

LOBA Environment Committee, under the supervision of Gartner Lee Ltd. continued its water quality monitoring program in the summer of 2002. A significant addition to the program was the investigation of nearshore phosphorus levels. The bacterial component of the program remained essentially unchanged from the previous 2001 program.
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2001 Bacteriological Study, Lake of Bays

In the summer of 2001, LOBA volunteers designed and executed a bacterial monitoring program under the supervision of Dr. Neil Hutchinson of Gartner Lee Ltd. A total of twenty sites on the two major ‘arms’ at the top of Lake of Bays were sampled on seven scheduled weekends from late May to late September and after two rain events of 2.5 cm or more in 24 hours.
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