Message from FMLA President
[1 August 2017]
FMLA Update and Upcoming Events
To all Members,
I wanted to provide an update on our activities regarding Kawartha Conservation (KC) as well as the status of their Lake Management Plan/strategy (LMP). Your new Board is working hard on a number of initiatives and events some of which we are pleased to outline below.
Kawartha Conservation LMP
On Saturday the 29th KC held an open house at the Burnt River Community Centre which was well attended. KC outlined their revised LMP which we are pleased to say now includes virtually all of the concerns raised by your Board as well as a number of our members. Of particular note is the revised plan clearly identifies the roles and responsibilities of KC, MNR, City and other stakeholders such as the FMLA. Implementation of the plan is currently not within the mandate of KC which presents an opportunity for FML.
At the meeting we asked KC to work with the FMLA to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that (1) confirms there will be no expansion of KCís mandate and (2) puts the FMLA and its members into the driverís seat to take the best elements out of the LMP (strategy) and put them into a meaningful implementation and execution plan including but not limited to things like educational materials for members on waterfront work, septic systems, weed management and the like. KC was supportive of the idea and we will be meeting next week to discuss the MOU. We will also raise with the City the opportunity to include them in the MOU as well.
We will keep you posted as to how this work progresses.
EVENTS / ACTIVITIES
First Annual Corn Roast:
Free hot dogs, hamburgs, corn. There will be games for young and old.
Date: Saturday, August 26th , 2017
Time: Noon to 3pm
Place: Hayterís property, 101 Concession 6, lots of car parking space
[By water, look for the blue muskoka chairs on the end of the dock at the south end of the lake. Water is deep enough for boat docking.]
Hike the Altberg with Vic Orr:
Vic Orr, a naturalist and longtime member of the FML community will guide us through one of the largest nature reserves in Ontario. The Altberg Wildlife Sanctuary Nature Reserve straddles the contact between Canadian Shield granite and Great Lakes-St. Lawrence limestone, and is part of the headwaters at the north end that feed FML.
For more information and to RSVP so we can plan;
Saul Chernos: 647-518-6397 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Book CD/DVD Exchange:
Take a book, leave a book, exchange some DVDís or CDísÖ its free
66 Wilkinson Drive, south end off concession 6