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Sunfish Lake Water Update

one of several teams of researchers we currently have here at Sunfish Lake has just released an excellent video of the work that they have been doing with drones (and in the future satellites) at our lake.  Check out Dr. Claude Duguay’s video here. Some of our water researchers have also created an online website […]

Other Water Research

In addition to our water monitoring and water/tributary research teams we have had several other groups doing research on Sunfish Lake this summer.

Environment Canada Grant

We received news this week that despite considerable effort pulling together a 40+ page proposal for rehabilitation and research, our funding application to the Environment Canada Community Project Fund has been turned down.  Only 13 of 82 applications were funded so it was a very competitive process though we hope to learn more in the […]

Septic Testing

As part of our ongoing water research throughout the Sunfish Lake watershed to try to determine where our excess nutrient levels (phosphorus and nitrates) are coming from, we are again going to be testing soil samples – in particular testing each septic leaching bed like we did last year. We are hoping for improved accuracy […]

Water Quality Concerns

It has been a busy summer for our water monitoring and water research teams.  Once again kudo’s to Nancy, Rob, Bob, Jill, Patricia, and everyone else helping with our volunteer efforts.  A great many hours have been spent out gathering water samples from our tributaries, lake surface locations, lake depths, and outlet streams then analyzing […]

Canada Post – New Mailman for Sunfish Lake

Welcome Mr. Jesse Kraft!  After more than a decade of mediocre service, our previous mailman has been fired and one of the favourite mail carriers in all of Waterloo Region has been assigned to our rural route.  You should notice an immediate improvement with fewer errors and more timely mail delivery. For those at the […]

Fishing Season Opens June 23rd

A reminder that fishing season opens this year on Saturday, June 23rd.  We ask that everyone follow the provincial laws and hold off on any fishing until then as we need to ensure that the Bass are done spawning and nesting prior to any fishing.  Please also remember that all fishing once fishing season opens […]

Canada Geese and Mallard Ducks

While it appears we have been mostly successful in once again deterring the Canada Geese from nesting on Sunfish Lake this Spring (thanks Dave Hudspeth for the $2,000+ of geese lights/buoys he provided at no cost), we still have several very persistent Mallard Ducks that we need to chase away or chronic ear infections in […]

Environment Canada Community Action Fund Application

Our water team submitted an application to Environment Canada this Spring for funding to help deal with our cyanobacteria situation, including grants to undertake several initiatives to try to remove excess nutrients from our tributaries, improve water quality, reduce the likelihood of cyanobacteria outbreaks, and help cover the costs of the required monitoring/research.  Thanks to […]