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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 […]

Sunfish Lake Water Quality

With such fabulous weather already this year there have been many swimmers in the lake already and thankfully our water quality seems good.  We have had our research team from the University of Waterloo out twice already this year doing testing and taking samples from the lake and tributaries.  Our monitoring program for cyanobacteria with […]

Sunfish Lake Association Annual General Meeting – Wed, July 11th at 7pm

It’s time again for our Annual General Meeting.  With several families away extensively in June we are shifting the meeting a couple of weeks until July this year.  Please mark your calendars for Wednesday, July 11th at 7:00pm.  The location is to be determined and if there is anyone willing hold the meeting at their […]

Canada Geese and Mallard Ducks

It is that time of year again when geese and ducks are looking for a place to nest.  Please be sure to differentiate between migrating species such as grebs, merganzers, buffleheads, and loons who are just stopping to rest for a few hours from the common Canada geese and mallard ducks that we need to […]

Cross Boundary Fire Servicing Agreement

I have had extensive meetings recently with the Fire Chiefs from both Wilmot Township and the City of Waterloo.  They have spent hundreds of hours addressing dozens of issues to ensure the agreement works successfully.  They are continuing to cross-train, plan, and familiarize themselves with our area.  As the weather gets nicer in the Spring […]

Dog Waste

Dog waste that leaches into the ground and water sources is more of an issue than previously realized.  Below is an easy-to-read magazine article talking about the scope and seriousness of the issue.  While there is not much we can do about dog urine (short of banning dogs and outdoor cats which several lake areas […]

Septic Testing Results

The results from our septic soil testing have been received and are provided in the table and Excel file here: We should not jump to conclusions or assumptions based on only one set of soil tests.  Please don’t point fingers at neighbours or assume that you system is fine yet.  We should have multiple tests […]

EcoAction Funding Proposal

Realizing that we need to be doing more than just monitoring and additional research, the Sunfish Lake Association has applied for a $47,400 grant from the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change to help with the testing and implementation of possible remediation solutions to deal with the increasing levels of nutrients (mainly phosphorus) in our […]

Lake Monitoring and Research

We were extremely lucky in 2017 to be able to engage experts and students from numerous organizations, ministries, and universities to monitor, research and study in-depth our lake and surrounding watershed to better understand the toxic cyanobacteria outbreak we experienced at the end of the summer and well into the autumn of 2016.  While our […]