2022 Lake Stewards Newsletter

FOCA is very pleased to release the 2022 edition of our annual Newsletter!

Click here to download the 2022 FOCA Lake Stewards Newsletter (6 MB PDF, 32 pages)

In this issue:

Words from the E.D. & Board President /2

Power Outages in Cottage Country /3

Preparedness for Extreme Weather Events /4-5

Emergency Plans, Kits & Geolocating (What3Words) /7

Floating Container Residences /8

Short-term Rental /9

A Focus on Rural Connectivity /11

Green Shovels Collaborative: invasive Phragmites control /13

IsampleON: invasive mussels & spiny water flea monitoring /13

About the Lake Partner Program: parameters tested; sampling; how to get involved /14-15

2021 FOCA Achievement Award recipient & honourable mentions /16-17

Private Roads /18

Incorporated Associations: ONCA is here /19

Ready, Set, Go! for Municipal Elections /20-21

Cottage Succession Planning Seminars /22

Be #WakeAware campaign /24

Asian Carps: Meet the Invaders /26-27

Hydro: Seasonal Class /28

Property Assessments: an MPAC update /28

Outdoor Fire Safety & “Watch for Waterbombers” reminders / 29

Why Ontario’s Lakes Need Youth & Community Science monitoring programs /30-31

Clean + Drain + Dry your boat /32

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Michelle Lewin2022 Lake Stewards Newsletter