news flash
 May 18 , 2018

Water-Quality-Testing Volunteers Needed for the 2018 Season!
LOBA's water-quality sampling program is getting organized and ... we need some new recruits! The commitment is quite manageable this year with only three testing dates: Monday July 2, Monday August 6, and Friday August 31. The time required to sample each date varies with the number and location of sites assigned, but plan on 2 hours per sampling date. Training will be scheduled at a convenient time on June 30 or July 1.

IF you have a motorboat, time availability on those dates (sampling must be done between
8 and 10 a.m.) and are looking for a great reason to spend a couple of hours out on the lake on a lovely summer morning ... let us know!

Contact: Deb Cumming,  dacumming75@gmail.com

To read the LOBA Water Quality Monitoring Reports going back to 2001, click here.


Well Water Stewardship Survey
Queen's University, McMaster University, Dublin Institute of Technology and Public Health Ontario are collaborating on a project to  to understand knowledge regarding private well water use and stewardship, with the aim of developing a knowledge-based tool intended for use by private well owners, including cottage owners. The researchers would like to survey property owners with a well on their property.

The research group has asked LOBA to promote the survey to our members. It takes 10-12 minutes to complete and you can find it by clicking here.


Glenn Vickery's Around-the-Lake Swim Starts Saturday
To raise awareness about natural shorelines and preserving our water quality, Glenn Vickery starts his circumnavigation of Lake of Bays tomorrow starting from South Portage.
Good luck Glenn!

Long Weekend Reading and Viewing
photo by: Joan Bendon

REMINDER - Langmaid's Island development proposal
Statutory Public meeting - June 2, 2018
LOBA has been actively monitoring and commenting on the development proposal for Langmaid's Island and related mainland access points - click here to see the letters we have submitted to date and other information about this proposal.

The District of Muskoka, Township of Lake of Bays and Town of Huntsville have announced they will hold a joint Public Meeting:
Saturday June 2, 2018
9 a.m.
Lake of Bays Community Centre
10 University Street, Baysville ON

LOBA and the Lake of Bays Heritage Foundation (LBHF) have hired  an independent professional planner/ecologist who will be submitting comments prior to the public meeting.

You can continue to provide written comments both before and after this meeting to:
District of Muskoka, Melissa Halford (Melissa.Halford@muskoka.on.ca)
Township of Lake of Bays, Melissa Markham (MMarkham@lakeofbays.on.ca)
Town of Huntsville, Kirstin Maxwell (planning@huntsville.ca)

Langmaid's Island Corp., the corporation proposing the above-noted development on Langmaid's Island is holding an information-only public open house on Saturday May 26, 
9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Baysville Autumn Leaves Seniors Facility, 10 University Street (across the parking lot from the Community Centre). This open house will be an opportunity to get information about the development plan and ask questions of the developers and their consultants.

photo by: Carole Stoddart

Enjoy your May Long Weekend! 
Let summer 2018 begin!

The purpose of the Lake of Bays Association is to promote, sustain and enhance a clean and healthy natural environment, a well serviced community and a safe and peaceful Lake of Bays.

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