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Coming Soon: Weekly Wildlife Spotlight

By Nick Spacek |  May 19, 2020  |

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One of the best parts of life at Yoho Lake is the diverse ecosystem of plants and animals that live here. To spread our love of nature, the Yoho Lake Association is starting a new section on our website dedicate to the ecology of Yoho Lake called the Weekly Wildlife Spotlight.

More details to come soon, but for now enjoy this observation of a Comma Butterfly (inaturalist.org) that I made along the Yoho Lake Road roadside trail. Bonus points if you can narrow down the species!

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Cancelled - Spring Meeting for the NBALA - May 2, 2020

By Nick Spacek |  Mar 17, 2020  |

Update: the meeting has been cancelled. More details to come.

The following is a message from Briana Cowie at the New Brunswick Alliance of Lake Associations:

Hello everyone,

I hope you have been well! I wanted to reach out to you to say that we will be having our Spring Meeting on Saturday, May 2nd from 10 AM - 1PM at the Fredericton Inn.

If you would like to attend please fill out this google form: https://forms.gle/​AKt1n17jb133qcmy6. Also, if there was something that you wanted to have on the agenda or something you wanted to speak about at the meeting, please let me know. I’ll send out an agenda in the next few weeks.

We will likely be discussing the new website design/social media marketing and some committee reports as well as our final ETF report. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out!

Best,

Briana

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Green Shores® Program Information and Survey

By Nick Spacek |  Feb 25, 2020  |

We received a request for participants in a survey for a program intended to assist in shoreline restoration. Please see below:

Development impacts (e.g., habitat loss, pollution) are affecting the health of and ecological services provided by shorelines across Atlantic Canada. Fortunately, there are science-based tools and best practices to help minimize the impacts of new developments and restore shoreline ecosystems of previously-developed sites.

Plans are underway to customize the BC-based Green Shores® program to Atlantic Canada so waterfront owners can better enjoy their property and organizations working on shorelines can make better decisions.
If you are a waterfront property owner or an individual working on shorelines we’d like to hear from you! By participating in a short survey you can help bring shore-friendly solutions to Atlantic Canada. Be sure to complete the survey by February 28, 2020.

Waterfront property owners, click on this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/​r/Greenshores_Owners
Individuals / organizations working on shorelines, click on this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/​r/Greenshores_Organizations

Thank you in advance for sharing your views. For further information, please contact DG Blair, Executive Director of the Stewardship Centre for BC (dg@stewardshipcentrebc.ca).

The attached one-pager provides more information on the Green Shores® program: Green_Shores_Info.pdf

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NBALA Updates: Conference, Water Quality Report, and Environmental Trust Fund

By Nick Spacek |  Nov 8, 2019  |

Below is an update from Briana Cowie with the New Brunswick Alliance of Lake Associations (NBALA). There has been a report on water quality in New Brunswick lakes published by the Department of Environment and Local Government, and the NBALA is working on grant applications for the Environmental Trust Fund (ETF). Follow the link below to read more details!

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New Brunswick Alliance of Lake Associations Annual General Meeting 2019

By Nick Spacek |  Sep 18, 2019  |

To all Yoho Lake Association members, we have the following invitation to present to you (see attachments for French and English originals):

The New Brunswick Alliance of Lake Associations would like to formally invite you and your members to attend our Annual General Meeting and our 4th Annual Lakes Conference on Saturday, November 2nd beginning at 8:30 AM. This will take place at the Riverside Resort in Mactaquac, New Brunswick.

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Yoho Lake Talk is now live!

By Nick Spacek |  Sep 17, 2019  |

A new feature has been added to the website: Yoho Lake Talk is a discussion forum for residents and friends of Yoho Lake to post and share their thoughts about our lake and community.

The forum will also be powering post comments! Now you can leave your thoughts on any of our posts by clicking on the “Read the comments” button below each post on the main page. From there you will find the current comments and a link you can follow to leave a comment of your own on the Yoho Lake Talk forum.

Sign up today on the forum! You can create a new account or use a Google account to sign in.

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Updates and Plans

By Nick Spacek |  Sep 11, 2019  |

We’ve had some feedback, and we’re listening! In the future we will be adding:

  • More ways to contact the Yoho Lake Association
  • Information for Residents (e.g. Fire Department details for insurance)
  • Historical information about the Lake

In the meantime, here is some information for everyone out there who is interested in the health of our lake ecosystem:

More information will be provided on the iNaturalist application and project in the coming weeks. If you haven’t given the app (available on Android and iOS devices) a try, you really should. It is fascinating to learn more about the plants and creatures around us (I’ve been enjoying it)!

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Fall Roadside Cleanup - Saturday, September 7th, 2019

By Nick Spacek |  Aug 30, 2019  |
Volunteers are needed for the Fall Roadside Cleanup taking place on September 7th, 2019. All those who are interested should plan to meet between 9:00am and 9:30am by the community mailboxes on Yoho Lake Road. The raindate for the cleanup is the following Saturday, September 14th, 2019.
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Clean, Drain and Dry Boat and Equipment when moving between water bodies to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS)

By Nick Spacek |  Jul 11, 2019  |

The New Brunswick Alliance of Lake Associations has provided a Boat Inspection bulletin to increase awareness around the risks of AIS and advocate for best practices when transferring boats and equipment between water bodies. Please read the bulletin and implement the Clean, Drain and Dry techniques to ensure the health and beauty of Yoho Lake for years to come.

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