About | Lake Info | Maps
2024 New Year Communication to SLA Community
The SLA Board is pleased to provide you with our first communication of the year
, with updates and news. The topics in this communication were the same topics the SLA Board members discussed at our January 10, 2024 virtual Board of Directors meeting. You will see in the attached document that we're asking you for your input on a few topics. Your responses will help us provide you with as much value as possible as members.
Fall 2023 Lake Network Group Report
The Fall 2023 Lake Networking Group Report is attached along with the presentation from guest speaker, Amy Dickens (Source Water Protection Project Manager Quinte Conservation) and the updates from Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority, Cataraqui Conservation and Rideau Valley Conservation Authority.
Federation of Cottagers of Ontario
Please see this document
outlining some of the benefits of Federation of Cottagers of Ontario (FOCA)
membership for you to review. FOCA membership is good for one year and can be renewed on an annual basis from the month you join. FOCA membership fees for associations would include a $125.00 base fee and a member fee at $4.00 per association member. Members would include anyone who pays membership dues and would benefit from FOCA membership.
Aquatic Invasive Species
This summer the Cataraqui Conservation's watershed monitoring staff are focusing efforts on priority aquatic invasive plant species.
Reports can be made to the EDDMapS
website or by calling the invasive species hotline: 1-800-536-7711.
For details on the project and how you can help please refer to the CRCA's announcement
or check out the project website
Neighbours Saving Neighbours AED Program for Frontenac County
Neighbours Saving Neighbours (NsN) puts automated external defibrillators (AED) into the trained hands of volunteer responders across rural areas of Frontenac County. The idea is that NsN volunteer responders are dispatched by 911 operators via mobile device to possible nearby cardiac arrest emergencies. They may begin CPR and AED treatment in the critical minutes before paramedics arrive. It's time that could save a neighbour's life.
If you're interested check out the program and submit an application
The program is led by emergency physician and researcher Dr. Steven Brooks in partnership with Frontenac Paramedics, Kingston Central Ambulance Communications Centre, Heart and Stroke Foundation Canada, Queen's University, and others. There's an informative video of Dr. Brooks' presentation on NsN
at Queen's earlier this year you can see.
What's Going on in South Frontenac this Fall?
There's so much to do this fall in South Frontenac! Check out the South Frontenac
website for details.
Annual General Meeting
The SLA's 2024 AGM is scheduled for:
: Sydenham High School
Suspect illegal fishing?
Call the MNRF tips line
Report unsafe & dangerous boating practices
Call the OPP
Report a noise bylaw violation
Call the bylaw office: 1-613-541-3213
The Cataraqui Conservation's Source Water Protection
website provides education on drinking water supply protections under the Clean Water Act
. This includes the Sydenham Intake Protection Zone
Also refer to Ontario's guidance on best practices for source protection
Lake Reporting Dashboard
The Lake Reporting Dashboard
provides a variety of details about the local ecosystem.
Further information can be attained by contacting Cataraqui Conservation
Lake Networking Group
This summer, Watersheds Canada and the Canadian Wildlife Federation are celebrating the 10th
anniversary of the Love Your Lake shoreline evaluation program! To honour this milestone and continue promoting the health of Canada's freshwater, check out their latest blog post: 10 successful years for Love Your Lake
About Love Your Lake
Love Your Lake is a shoreline evaluation program designed to encourage waterfront property owners to take proactive steps toward improving lake health by creating and maintaining healthier shorelines. Each property owner on an assessed lake receives a personalized and confidential report that outlines voluntary actions they can take on their property to protect their freshwater. Anyone can discover how to become a steward of their local freshwater and explore helpful tips to keep your shoreline happy and healthy for future generations by visiting LoveYourLake.ca
About Watersheds Canada
Watersheds Canada is a registered Canadian charity that delivers programs in communities across the country for shoreline owners, community groups, students, and organizations to enhance and protect the health of lakes, rivers, and shorelines. Learn more
About Canadian Wildlife Federation
The Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF) is a registered Canadian charity dedicated to ensuring an appreciation of our natural world and a lasting legacy of healthy wildlife and habitat. By spreading knowledge of human impacts on the environment, developing and delivering education programs, sponsoring research, promoting the sustainable use of natural resources, recommending policy changes, and co-operating with like-minded partners, CWF encourages a future in which Canadians can live in harmony with nature. Learn more
Copyright © 2012– Sydenham Lake Association