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A 22-post collection

Call for volunteers!

By Nick Spacek |  Apr 29, 2022  | news

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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.

If you are interested, contact George Roach at gndroach@gmail.com or 506-366-5569.

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Webinar: Identifying Cyanobacteria: Keeping You and Your Pets Safe

By Nick Spacek |  Oct 21, 2021  | news, webinar

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.

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Geese Information Session - 7pm, October 6, 2021 at Hanwell Place

By Nick Spacek |  Oct 5, 2021  | news

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: bonnyhh@gmail.com.

Update: Here is a link to the post with the recording of this session.

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2021 Annual General Meeting of the Yoho Lake Association

By Nick Spacek |  Aug 9, 2021  | news

Updated: August 24th

The Yoho Lake Association is planning to hold the 2021 Annual General Meeting on August 29, 2021.

In accordance with the Yoho Lake Association constitution, the following by-law changes are proposed:

  1. Addition/updates to committees, Section 8.1:

    1. Yoho Emergency Planning Committee
    2. Name change of “Communications” to “Communications / Web”
  2. Addition of position to Board, Section 7.2:

    1. Past President

Please read on for a detailed Agenda, or click here to download.

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2021 Welcome Package: Digital Edition

By Nick Spacek |  Aug 5, 2021  | news, association

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:

2021 Welcome Package

Included in the package, and separately here for reference, is a application form for membership to the Yoho Lake Association:

2021 Yoho Lake Association Membership Form

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Environmental Trust Fund and Shoreline Restoration

By Nick Spacek |  Jul 12, 2021  | news

The Yoho Lake Association was successful in securing an Environmental Trust Fund (ETF) grant for $8,500 to install goose fencing and shoreline vegetation and provide for educational material in order to reduce pressure on our lake.

We are also hoping to perform some shoreline restoration at properties around the lake. Please read on for more information.

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Summer 2021 Septic Pump-out Group Rate

By Nick Spacek |  Jul 5, 2021  | news

Happy Monday everyone! The Yoho Lake Association has negotiated a group rate for septic pump-outs with Nicholson’s for Summer 2021. The rate will be:

$100 trucking fee and 21.5 cents per gallon.
The dates will be July 29 and August 27

Please contact Bonny at 506-366-3515. You can leave a message, and Bonny will call you back to confirm.

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NBALA: Blue-Green Algae Reporting Procedures

By Nick Spacek |  Jun 30, 2021  | news, blue-green-algae

Please read the following message from the NB Alliance of Lake Associations (NBALA):

To NBALA members

Now that the hot weather has arrived, it is particularly critical that we keep an eye open for signs of blue green algae blooms which can potentially be toxic to humans and pets.  If a bloom is suspected at your lake, use the protocol outlined below to report it to the Department of Environment and Local Government (DELG).  

Contact your lake association who will contact tje DELG Regional Office to notify them of the bloom and send DELG the completed bloom screening questionnaire found at http://www2.gnb.ca/content/​dam/gnb/Departments/env/pdf/​Water-Eau/Algae-Algues/​AlgaeQuestionnaire.pdf).  

DELG will then notify the respective Regional Medical Officer of Health and the Dept. of Justice and Public Safety Regional Office (Public Health Inspectors are now under this Dept) that an algae bloom has been reported for their followup.  

More infomation about blooms can be found at https://www2.gnb.ca/content/​gnb/en/departments/ocmoh/​healthy_environments/content/​blue_green_algae.html This message will be posted on the NBALA Facebook page to be shared with individual lake associations.  

Sheryl Bartlett
Chair, NBALA

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