URLA Tree Planting Program

74E9F493-F988-43A3-92DF-2B2D3325EE98Select native “bare root” trees and shrubs will be available once again this spring, free to URLA members. Choose from the plants below to help form a natural lakeshore, and contribute to better lake water quality. Naturalized shorelines stop nutrients from leaching into our lake, help prevent soil erosion and can reduce the growth of algae and weeds in the lake.

Trees available this year include Black Willow (prefers “wet feet”/moist conditions), Bur Oak (moist/dry conditions), Chokecherry(moist to dry conditions), Eastern White Cedar (moist conditions), Eastern White Pine (moist/dry), Hard (Sugar) Maple (intermediate to dry conditions), Larch (wet/moist), Red Maple (wet/moist), Red Oak (moist/dry), Silver Maple (wet/intermediate), White Birch (moist/dry), and White Spruce (moist/intermediate).

Shrubs available include Black Elderberry (prefers wet/moist conditions), Gray Dogwood (moist/intermediate), Highbush Cranberry (wet to intermediate), Nannyberry (wet/moist), Pussy Willow (wet/moist), Red Osier Dogwood (wet to intermediate), Sandbar Willow (wet/moist), Sweet Gale (wet to intermediate), Alternate Leaf Dogwood (moist/intermediate), and Serviceberry (moist to dry conditions).

Note: All plants are bare-root and small compared to those purchased commercially. Bare root seedlings should be planted within a day or so of pickup, if at all possible.

Orders: Minimum orders per variety of both trees and shrubs are groups of 10 plants. Orders must be placed by Friday, December 7, 2018 by contacting John McDowell by email at lakeshore.urla@gmail.com, or by telephone at 613-722-5829. Please make sure to include your name, phone number, and email address, when submitting your order.

Pickup: Plants may be picked up between 11 a.m. and noon on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at the North Crosby Municipal Yard on County Road 10.   However if this date is not possible for you please identify who will pick up your order for you.

Some species will sell out, and URLA has a maximum number of trees available. All plants come in bundles of 10 only.

URLA All Candidates Meeting

internet votingThe Upper rideau Lake Association has created a web page and is hosting an All Candidates Meeting on October 6 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at the North Crosby Community Centre (875 – 8th Concession Rd) to hear each candidate’s answers to our six questions. Help decide who best represents the interests of residents of the Upper Rideau Lake community. This year you can vote online or by phone so if you are a seasonal resident you will find it easy to help elect a representative who shares your priorities. Click HERE to see who can vote, if you are on the voting list, how to get on the list and how to vote on line or by phone. https://upperrideaulakeassoc.wordpress.com/all-candidates-township-of-rideau-lakes/

E-mail the topics you would like raised and/or possible questions you would like to have posed at urlaallcandidatesmtg@outlook.com.

 

logo lake networking groupThis document includes the information gathered about local All Candidates Meetings as well as the Candidates Questions that have been provided to date by all lake associations including URLA  Lake Newtorking Group Information re 2018 Municipal Election

 

Cottage Safety and Security Fair

Greater Bobs & Crow Lakes Association
Cottage Safety and Security Fair
Glendower Hall, South Frontenac, 1381 Westport Rd, Godfrey, ON K0H 1T0
September 15, 2018
9:30 to 11:30 hrs

All lake associations are invited to join their neighbours and friends at Glendower Hall to review and better understand how you can protect your cottage investment and secure that “special place on the lake” well into the future. Speak to local officials from the Ontario Provincial Police, our Health Departments, Fire Officials about Safety at the cottage and opening and closing your cottage. Talk to professionals about maintaining your septic system, checking your well or water source, getting rid of pests and checking for radon. Understand your liabilities concerning renting your cottage and protecting your investment in the winter.
Better understand your role in making your cottage and your cottage community safe for all.
Questions? Contact Larry Arpaia at 613 279-3210 or larryarpaia@gmail.com

All Candidates Meeting Upper Rideau Lake

internet votingThe Upper rideau Lake Association has created a web page and is hosting an All Candidates Meeting on October 6 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at the North Crosby Community Centre (875 – 8th Concession Rd) to hear each candidate’s answers to our six questions. Help decide who best represents the interests of residents of the Upper Rideau Lake community. This year you can vote online or by phone so if you are a seasonal resident you will find it easy to help elect a representative who shares your priorities. Click HERE to see who can vote, if you are on the voting list, how to get on the list and how to vote on line or by phone. https://upperrideaulakeassoc.wordpress.com/all-candidates-township-of-rideau-lakes/

WEEDS IN UPPER RIDEAU LAKE

Weeds on rake
WEEDS IN
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We are all dealing with an unusual quantity of weeds this year. Here is what Westport is doing. No cut weeds are being left in the lake to float up on other properties. THANK YOU Westport.

Here is what to do about weeds

Aquatic Vegetation Cutting Permit Conditions
http://www.rideau-info.com/local/rideaucanal-aquatic-permit.html

Instructions for Making Application to Perform Work in the Waters and along the Shorelines of the Rideau Canal
http://rideauaquaticweedcontrol.com/uploads/7/6/5/4/76546717/new_rideau_appguide_e.pdf

Do I need a permit
https://www.rvca.ca/regulations-planning/rvca-permits-section-28/do-i-need-a-permit?platform=hootsuite

 

Staff at the Harbour have been spending hours every day raking the weeds and pulling them out of the water.  Most days at least 20 garbage bags of weeds are removed.  It has been a very unusual summer.

The Village hires a contractor annually to cut the weeds and this year that occurred on Friday, July 6.  The contractor removed the weeds from the water and delivered them to a local property owner who used them as fertilizer.

I suspect every home and business owner on the Upper Rideau this year has the same challenge.  If anyone wants to help out at the Harbour, please contact Harbour Master Kevin Kardash.  Or if you want some of the weeds for fertilizer, come on down to the Harbour and help yourself to a few bags!