Blue-Green Algae: How to identify it in your lake

A Lake Stewards Water Quality workshop/seminar was held at North Kawartha, May 9, 2015. See the Ontario Government’s publication How to identify Blue-Green Algae in your lake.

Ontario’s 12-point plan for Blue-Green Algae.

The Lake Partner Program

The Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change’s Lake Partner Program has an interesting publication regarding Phosphorus and Water Quality by Anna DeSellas, scientist, Inland Lakes Monitoring and Lake Partner Program coordinator at the Dorset Environment Science Centre. This report covers the Kawarthas and parts of Haliburton and Muskoka.

Contributed by John Graham

The following is the website for the lake Partners program. It contains the phosphorus and the depth measurements for the lake.

The ecoli data can be found on the Kawartha Lake Stewards Association website. The data can be found on their annual report. (printed documents)

FOCA Memberships:

Association Members are groups who represent lakes or roads and who have paying members. The annual fee for Associations is $125 plus $3.25/member. Association benefits include tools and resources, a vote at the FOCA AGM and access to the FOCA member rate on Commercial General Liability and Directors & Officers Insurance. Your Association members can access all FOCA’s membership benefits, including the boat and cottage insurance program and all other offers listed on our Benefits webpage.

There are other types of FOCA memberships which can be viewed on