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 […]

Sunfish Water Testing and Research

Although ice currently covers Sunfish Lake our cyanobacteria testing and water research has been continuing throughout the autumn and winter. The researchers from the University of Western Ontario wrapped up their daily testing at the end of October and they have been running samples and growing our cyanbacteria, planktothrix, and aquatic fungi in their labs […]

Provincial Greenbelt Expansion

After years of efforts the province has finally announced a proposal to begin the process to expand the Provincial Greenbelt to the Waterloo Moraine, the Paris-Galt Moraine, and other essential hydrological resources facing development pressures around the Greater Toronto Area including Waterloo Region, Wellington County, Dufferin County, Simcoe County, Dufferin County, etc. This could provide […]

Cross Boundary Fire Servicing Agreement

For years we have been working to get fire department coverage for our Sunfish Lake area from the new City of Waterloo full-time fire hall on Columbia Street in addition to the Wilmot Township volunteer fire halls in Baden and New Hamburg. It has been a brutally rough process and taken a dismal amount of […]

Water Monitoring and Phosphorus Research Teams

Our lake association volunteers including Nancy Carlisle, Rob Hutchison, and Bob Hudgins continue to invest many hours doing bi-weekly testing with our cyanobacteria monitoring and phosphorus research teams.  We hope to start to post detailed information and data from their work to the website soon.

Current Research

University Research Teams Update In fact, the lake is changing so rapidly that the University of Western Ontario researchers are driving here every day of the week to get daily water samples.  They have been so intrigued by what they are seeing and what they are finding that they have persuaded Dr. Frances Pick, University […]

Algae 101 Education and Fun Event

Sunday July 23rd 1PM Jill Crumb from Treefrog Environmental is going to be hosting an Algae 101 education session on Kevin’s dock/lawn.  It should be an interesting, informative, and at times hands-on session to learn more about our lake and algae first-hand. There is a youth component so please bring any kids you think might […]