2021 Annual General Meeting (virtual again!)

When: 10 am, Sunday June 27, 2021

Where: Zoom Meetings (Online)! Check your email for a link to the Zoom Meeting (coming soon)

Virtual AGM | Annual General Meeting online | Buffalo 7

Come one, come all to our first digital AGM!

An email invitation with the link to the meeting and the password will be emailed to you on Friday June 18th, 2021. If you haven’t received your invitation, email us at gullsilverlakes@gmail.com

The meeting will formally begin start a 10am, however we encourage members to join starting at 9:45am to work out any technical glitches they may be experiencing.

Need help joining a Zoom Meeting? Check Out: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-Joining-a-meeting

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2020 Annual General Meeting!

When: 2 pm, Sunday December 6, 2020

Where: Zoom Meetings (Online)! Check your email for a link to the Zoom Meeting

Virtual AGM | Annual General Meeting online | Buffalo 7

Come one, come all to our first digital AGM!

An email invitation with the link to the meeting and the password will be emailed to you on Friday December 4th, 2020. If you haven’t received your invitation, email us at gullsilverlakes@gmail.com

The meeting will formally begin start a 2pm, however we encourage members to join starting at 1:45pm to work out any technical glitches they may be experiencing.

Need help joining a Zoom Meeting? Check Out: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-Joining-a-meeting

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Are you a good lake steward?

Perhaps with less gathering time planned, this is a prime opportunity to take stock of our stewardship. Are we really doing all we can to preserve our Muskoka Experience?

Here is a checklist to review. How do you rate as a steward of our precious earth and lakes?

Realize that nitrogen and phosphorus (nutrient pollution) come from person-made sources like:

  • Fertilizer runoff…. DON’T use chemical fertilizers
  • Sewage runoff from septic tanks…. GET them checked and pumped regularly
  • Grass clippings…. DON’T let them rot in a pile
  • Animal waste… PICK UP animal scat, including pets and geese
  • Fossil fuels… ENSURE proper engine maintenance and PURCHASE 4-stroke rather than 2-stroke engines — it all helps!
  • Soap and detergent wastes….USE phosphate-free and environmentally friendly/biodegradable products — AND NOT near the lake!
  • Contaminants — SEE proper disposal guidelines on the District of Muskoka website (contaminants put down storm drains can enter waterways)

Realize that through responsible property design and maintenance, we can reduce runoff:

  • MAINTAIN or re-establish  a shoreline buffer, using plants native to our area. Riparian (shore vegetation) buffers reduce the runoff of sediments and pollution.
  • MINIMIZE foot traffic near your shoreline.  It reduces soil oxygen and encourages water runoff.
  • KEEP natural areas as large as possible.  Avoid fragmentation.  Encourage wildlife corridors.
  • MAINTAIN natural forest floor coverings including brush and logs (& encourage wildlife).
  • USE Rain Barrels to collect water for gardens and reduce runoff.
  • HAVE Rain Gardens to collect roof runoff and grow plants while directing water to the soil.
  • CHOOSE permeable materials like mulch or chips or gravel to allow water infiltration.
  • USE vegetated shallow swales to slow runoff and filter it.  Berms re-direct it for infiltration.
  • During construction, MINIMIZE exposed soil and use straw bales or silt fencing to filter runoff
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