The entire ASLC board would like to express our heartfelt thoughts, prayers and condolences to the families affected by last weekend's tragic boat accident on the lake. A special acknowledgement to the first responders, some of whom are active members of our Juniper Island community. There will be a remembrance taking place this Sunday (Sept. 1), at St. Peter's on the Rock during the 10:30am service, everyone is welcome to attend.
Important update to members regarding Starry Stonewort (SSW) - an aquatic invasive algae
A Starry Stonewort Committee under the Environment Council comprised of representatives of all lake associations and the broader lake community has been established. We are hoping to limit the spread of SSW beyond known and confirmed locations in Gilchrist Bay and Lost Channel by short term actions including education on identifying SSW, avoiding areas where it exists and using best management practices to remove it. Over the fall and winter, the SSW Committee will continue to research management options for spring and summer 2020 and beyond.
Information will continue to be updated on the Environment Council website (http://www.environmentcouncil.ca/) as well as all the lake associations participating on the SSW committee including: Association of Stony Lake Cottagers, Upper Stoney Lake Assoc., Kawartha Park Cottagers' Assoc, Stony Lake Yacht Club, Birchcliff Property Owners Association, Juniper Point Cottage Owners Association, Environment Council.
Additionally, members of your association can contact the committee by email at: email@example.com should they have questions or spot SSW on the lake.
Halls Glen Development
The Friends of the Drumlins of Dummer have asked that the ASLC share with our members their appeal for assistance in fighting a development plan for a 52 house subdivision to be built north west of Halls Glenn. "This is only 2km from Harbourtown McCrackens Landing. This group of houses, each with its own well and septic, is not only inappropriate to drop in a country setting, but also will add additional traffic to our lake and demand on it's infrastructure. The neighbourhood group is hoping you can help with donations for a legal fund, volunteering your time or most importantly by adding your presence to the LPAT hearing being held on September 30th at the Warsaw municipal office".
Elaine Hilker is the Chair of "Friends of the Drumlins of Dummer" and would be happy to field questions and receive donations: Elaine's contact information: firstname.lastname@example.org // (705) 933-8266. Updates can be found on the Facebook page.
Programs Wrap-Up ️
This season was another great year for ASLC programs. With the addition of the Arts and Crafts activity and the restructuring of the canoeing program, we saw strong enrolment and great engagement from the community. Also noted is the improvement and use of the Play Space - located at the back of the store.
A special shout-out to Jeanne Medland, who revamped the canoeing program to include a creative map illustrating how each child graduates to the next level in the program. The kids loved it as did the instructors -- thank you Jeanne!
Thank you to everyone who came out for a yoga or fitness class this summer at Juniper Island in our beautiful wooden pavilion! It was an outstanding summer with more classes offered and new teachers.
Gratitude to Jenny Chambers and Pam Rankin for 8 weeks of teaching fitness, yoga & pilates. We offered 8 classes a week (beginner to advanced) with options for our older and younger cottagers.
If you are a fitness or yoga teacher interested in teaching summer 2020 please email Jenny email@example.com
We wanted to note that the new waste receptacles and clear bags have been a great success this summer. With the addition of composting, this system helped to reduce waste on the island. As well, the water filtration system filled 4,700 water bottles over the summer - further reducing waste.
Communications throughout the year
Our board is active throughout the year and we want to hear from you! Below is a list of emails where you can send thoughts, feedback and questions.
For general inquires:
To add a note to our email or Facebook page:
Questions on how to join the ASLC:
Ideas, suggestions or questions on Summer programs:
Have a safe, healthy and happy year and be sure to check ourFacebook Page regularly for updates on Stony happenings.
Call for contributors to the 2020 Islander!!!
The Islander Team is already hard at work preparing for next year’s issue. Please send in your story ideas, poetry, recipes, artwork, or any content you would like to see considered for publication. We also would love to publish photos of life on Juniper Island. If you have photos of lessons, camp, paddling, the masquerade, socials, wing night, yoga, pets, square dancing, the ladies lunch, etc…we want to see them.
Please send all photos and content ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org