Yoho Lake Association-sponsored Septic Pump-Outs by Nicholson's Waste Management
We have arranged a promotional rate for Septic Pump-Outs with Nicholson’s Waste Management.
Thursday, July 27
Monday, August 28
The cost is: base $145, plus $0.25/gallon (minimum 125 gallons)
Example: Given a tank of 125 gallons, the price would be: $145 + $0.25 x 125 = 176.25
This is a preferred rate if we have 10+ customers. Please help keep our lake safe.
Please call Bonny at 506-461-1328 to be added to list for either date.
Yoho Lake Water Report
In partnership with the New Brunswick Alliance of Lake Associations, an in-depth water monitoring report was created to provide insights on the water quality at Yoho Lake. It is a 14-page report that covers many aspects of water quality.
Yoho Lake Association Information Meeting - June 27, 7PM
This is a reminder that there will be a Yoho Lake Association Information Meeting on Tuesday, June 27th at 7PM. The meeting will be held at the Yoho Lake Scout Lodge. For more information, see the attached information sheet.
2023 Water Monitoring Volunteers Needed
The Yoho Lake Water Monitoring Committee is looking for volunteers! Please see the following message from Dinah Stocker:
A group of volunteers monitor the quality of Yoho Lake water each summer in conjunction with several other lakes, YLA and the New Brunswick Lakes Association. We take measurements such as water clarity, pH levels, temperature, etc., at 4 specific coordinates on the lake. This way we can tell how well the lake can support fish, plants, birds, “our loons,” and so on. A “team” of monitors go out every second week and anticipate starting this year in mid-June.
We are looking for 4 volunteers, two people with boats and two additional people as monitors. We will have an experienced monitor “team up” with new volunteers. No experience is necessary just interest. The time commitment is a spring training/meeting; 2 “measurement sessions” (one July, one August) that take about 1-1.5 hours each and a final fall debriefing meeting.
NBALA Presents: Living by the Lake on Feb 25, 2023
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.
2022 Living Lake Canada Presentation
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.
2022 Cyanobacteria (Blue-Green Algae) Reminder
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:
2022 Septic Pump Out
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.
Invasive Species and Where to Find Them (Eurasian Water Milfoil)
The NB Alliance of Lake Associations has posted a video on YouTube showing the Eurasian Water Milfoil in a local lake and shares some details on how to identify it.
Their website also has a great page (nbala.ca) with more information on the species.