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.
Each year the Yoho Lake Association puts together a Welcome Package containing useful information about life on the lake, as well as some details about the Association and its projects. We wanted to share a digital copy of the entire package here on the site as well: