LONG LAKE STEWARDSHIP - October News
Thank you to those who attended the Sept 14 AGM, provided photos for our How Do You Love Your Lake? slideshow, and to those who submitted funds to support Long Lake Stewardship!
Long Lake Stewardship is the voting voice for our lake on the Greater Sudbury Watershed Alliance (GSWA) and many members of our LLS Committee are active on the Board or on the Aquatic Invasive Species Committee (AIS). This summer the GSWA created a new subcommittee of AIS to target Eurasian Water Milfoil. This diligent AIS-EWM committee has been busy meeting with politicians at all levels of government and gave a very successful, well-attended presentation to City Council on Sept 26. Council unanimously supported the proposed motion to create a pilot study to control Eurasian Water Milfoil. (Motion attached.)
Bravo to the GSWA and its hard working committees!
Much appreciation goes out to Councillor McIntosh who was supportive and very helpful in moving the pilot project forward.
Ontario’s Invasive Species Centre has a system for tracking & reporting invasive species - Early Detection and Rapid Response System or EDRR. A team from the Ontario IS Centre is holding a FREE workshop Sunday, Oct 15 from 9:00 until 2:00 p.m. at the Vale Living with Lakes Centre. A poster with details is attached. Early notice of your intention to attend should be sent to Colin Cassin. firstname.lastname@example.org
GSWA General Meeting is Monday, Oct 16 @ 7 at the Vale Living w Lakes Centre, Room 102. The public is welcome. The agenda includes presentations from
1) the AIS-Eurasian Water Milfoil subcommittee as per above
2) the EDRR team that will host the Sunday workshop, and
3) Conservation Sudbury outlining its five-year strategic plan.
Your LLSC - Scott, Mary, Sandi, Susan, Richard, Forbes, Bill, Lori