Download the Spring 2019 edition of the LKO newsletter.

President’s Report

Welcome to Lake Kashagawigamog!

Winter 2019

As autumn fades and winter arrives it is time to reflect on the summer of 2019 on Lake Kashagawigamog. The ice finally receded at the beginning of May and after a wet spring we headed into a drought which meant sunny weekends through most of the summer. Good planning and water management resulted in us having above average water levels for the season.

The LKO had a busy summer. We started with a very successful Love your Lake Seminar, our Annual General Meeting, a Cottage Succession Planning seminar with Soyers Lake and FOCA (www. foca.on.ca), and another successful Kash Bash. In addition, we deployed our No Wake buoys in the narrows, and this year we also deployed marker buoys at a number of underwater hazards. We successfully followed through on our invasive species testing. We found no new invasive species. We participated with U-Links (www.ulinks.ca) in a Benthic Assessment of the lake.

Needless to say, after all of that we were tired. We have a terrific Board of Directors who work all through the year promoting and protecting your interests. Their efforts, help to make your lake safer, healthier and more enjoyable. The Board works closely with our neighbouring lake associations, the CHA (www.cohpoa.org,
FOCA, and local politicians to handle the many issues relating to the lake.

We need your help! First, we need you to speak to your friends and neighbours on the lake to get them to become members of the LKO. Together we have a more powerful voice to get things done.

Second, we need volunteers. They say that many hands make light work. Well, we have light work but we need more hands to get it done. We want to continue to put on educational and fun events, improve the health of the lake, make the lake safer, and continue to participate in the scientific research with U-Links and Trent University. Please volunteer some time and help us.

The LKO Board will be meeting over the winter to prepare our plans for the summer of 2020. We want to wish you all a happy holiday season and we look forward to seeing you on the lake next summer..           

Bob Carter, LKO President