Please see the following invitation from the New Brunswick Alliance of Lake Associations (NBALA):
The New Brunswick Alliance of Lake Associations will be holding the biennial conference on lake health on February 25, 2023 (10 am to 12:30; ZOOM). The theme this year is “Living by the Lake”. The challenge of living by the lake is to find a balance between enjoying the natural beauty and recreational opportunities while also protecting the fragile ecosystem of the lake. Whether a property owner is new to lake living or a generational cottage/home owner, we need to create an understanding that all human activity has the potential to impact lake health and this is amplified by the increase in water temperature secondary to climate change. Topics to be explored will include understanding water quality monitoring in relation to lake health; impact of development on shoreline management/remediation; protecting the role of wetlands in promoting biodiversity; and the impact of recreational activity on aquatic wildlife. A detailed program will be provided once speakers are confirmed.
For more information, watch this post for updates or contact Lee Penney at NBALA.
Living Lakes Canada, a BC-based charity that works with lake-related groups across the country, is collaborating with the NBALA for an upcoming presentation on Lake Limnology and Stewardship. If you are interested in attending, you can register here.
In this 75-minute session, participants will enjoy presentations from the BC Lake Stewardship Society (BCLSS) and the New Brunswick Alliance of Lake Associations (NBALA). They both will share their knowledge on lake limnology and lake stewardship, and how communities can get involved in lake monitoring. In this meeting there will be plenty of time to ask questions about lake stewardship and the Lake Blitz monitoring protocol.
Cyanobacteria, otherwise known as blue-green algae, is present in nearly every water body in North America. It is important to err on the side of caution when it comes to protecting people and pets from the toxins that may be produced. Please familiarize yourself with the official information from the Government of New Brunswick:
For 2022, July 29 and August 29 will be the neighbourhood septic pump-out days provided by Nicholson’s Waste Management. The cost starts at $145 plus $0.23/litre. For example, for a 500L tank the cost would be $260, or $299 including tax.
Hi everyone! The association is always looking for new members and volunteers to assist in our projects. Over the last year we have taken on a new shoreline restoration effort and are looking for people interested in assisting with the hands-on work of planting shrubs.
Help with other ongoing projects like the roadside clean-up, website and Echo articles is also needed.
The Jemseg Grand Lake Watershed Association is hosting a webinar on identifying Cyanobacteria. Here are the details:
Attend this free Zoom webinar by Dr. Meghann Bruce, Research Scientist, Canadian Rivers Institute, and field lead in New Brunswick cyanobacteria research, to learn how to identify potentially harmful cyanobacteria. Join our discussion of the challenges in understanding the proliferation of benthic, mat-forming, freshwater cyanobacteria, and how cyanobacteria (“blue-green algae”) is different from other algae. Register for the webinar at https://bit.ly/3yMUZ20. The free Zoom webinar starts at 8:00 p.m. Atlantic time on Thursday, October 21, 2021.
At 7pm on October 6, 2021, there will be a Zoom presentation by Canadian Wildlife Services on Geese Management. It is to be held at the Hanwell Place municipal building, located at 5 Nature Park Drive, Hanwell. NB.
Covid precautions are in effect: you must be fully vaccinated with proof of vaccination, and masks are required.
Note from Bonny:
This is to be primarily a Zoom meeting. Those attending in person must be fully vaccinated, as numbers on-site are limited to 20. Proof of double vaccination required. For a Zoom invite, please send me your email address via Facebook Messenger or by using my email: firstname.lastname@example.org.