URLA Annual General Meeting

All canditates meetinghe Annual General Meeting and Barbeque on July 7, 2018 was attended by 70 people which included the mayors of Westport and the Township of Rideau Lakes and some of the councilors.

 

This year the URLA introduced a new website (urla.ca) with information about activities around the lake. It has links to calendars of events and services for surrounding communities, volunteer opportunities for high school students and others who want to improve our community, tourist information for visitors, and information about the ecology of our lake.

 

Recently, the URLA launched an initiative to have defibrillators available to neighbours at a reasonable shared cost. If a person drowns or has a heart attack, using a defibrillator in the first ten minutes may save their life. In many areas it takes more than ten minutes for emergency services to arrive.

 

The Ministry of Natural Resources presented information on the fish populations of Upper Rideau Lake. Walleye are not reproducing and a solution being considered is to stock the lake with shoal breeding  Walleye that reproduce sustainably. However, the population of bass would have to be reduced so that the young Walleye do not just get eaten leaving us with a lake full of smiling, happy bass. 

Annual General Meeting URLA

Please come to the AGM of the URLA this Saturday.

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URLA AGM 2018
Annual General meeting     

July 7th. 2018, 10am
North Crosby Community Centre
Shillington Park,
8th. Concession/County Road 10
Westport, ON

Speakers
Ron Holman, Mayor, Township of Rideau Lakes
Robin Jones, Mayor of Westport
Joffre Cote, Management Biologist, OMNRF
Presentation on Defibrillators for Road Associations

9:30am – Coffee and muffins
10:00 am – Meeting
Noon – Hot dog BBQ (free)

Everyone welcome – Come and join us

2018 AGM AGENDA
2017 DRAFT AGM MINUTES

 

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Ask a neighbour or friend to join the URLA or bring them to our annual general meeting. Our strength is in our numbers when lobbying for sound environmental practices to keep our lake beautiful. They can join URLA online: Click here.
Noon – Hot dog BBQ (free)

Everyone welcome – Come and join us

See you Saturday
The URLA Board

URLA 2018 Annual General meeting

 All canditates meetingUPPER RIDEAU LAKE ASSOCIATION
AGM 2018
Annual General meeting     

July 7th. 2018, 10am
North Crosby Community Centre
Shillington Park,
8th. Concession/County Road 10
Westport, ON

Speakers
Ron Holman, Mayor, Township of Rideau Lakes
Robin Jones, Mayor of Westport
Joffre Cote, Management Biologist, OMNRF
Presentation on Defibrillators for Road Associations

9:30am – Coffee and muffins
10:00 am – Meeting
Noon – Hot dog BBQ (free)

Everyone welcome – Come and join us

2018 AGM AGENDA
2017 DRAFT AGM MINUTES

Reducing how much nitrogen enters a lake has little impact on algal blooms

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Lakes suffering from harmful algal blooms may not respond to reduced, or even discontinued, artificial nitrogen loading. Many blue-green algae responsible for algal blooms can fix atmospheric nitrogen dissolved in the water, and therefore water stewards should focus their efforts on removing phosphorus from lakes to combat algal blooms.  https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/12/171218120227.htm

Graphic profile of Rideau canal

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This graphic is a profile (longsection) of the Rideau Canal, showing how the locks and dams regulate the water levels between Lake Ontario (at 74.0 metres above sea level), the summit at Upper Rideau Lake (at 124.65 metres above sea level) and the Ottawa River (at 40.8 metres above sea level).

The watershed divide is at Newboro (a bedrock ridge separating Upper Rideau Lake from Newboro Lake). Water from Upper Rideau Lake flows north to the Ottawa River, water from Newboro Lake flows south to Lake Ontario (Kingston) and to the St. Lawrence River (Gananoque).

While Upper Rideau Lake is the highest part of the Rideau Canal, it is not the top of the watershed. Water flows into Upper Rideau Lake from higher up on the Rideau River Watershed and water flows into Newboro Lake from higher up on the Cataraqui River Watershed. For a look at the watersheds and how they changed with the building of the Rideau Canal see the watersheds section of the Rideau Route