A 2-post collection

NBALA Presents: Living by the Lake on Feb 25, 2023

By Nick Spacek |  Jan 20, 2023  | news

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.

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2022 Living Lake Canada Presentation

By Nick Spacek |  Aug 22, 2022  | news

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.

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2022 Septic Pump Out

By Nick Spacek |  Jul 20, 2022  | news

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.

For more information and to book, please contact Bonny Hoyt-Hallet at 506-366-3515 or via email at bonnyhh2@icloud.com.

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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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