Protecting & Preserving Kushog Lake Twp of Algonquin Highlands Haliburton Ontario
The Kushog Lake Property Owners Association is a community based organization whose mission is to promote, amongst all Kushog Lake waterfront property owners and all those who use the lake, the conservation and preservation of our natural lake environment and its surrounding area for the enjoyment of our community now and for generations to come, and to address common lake interests that unite us.
All waterfront property owners on Kushog Lake are automatically members of KLPOA. Only members who have paid the $25 annual membership fee are eligible to vote.
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To join KLPOA, download the membership form and mail it in to us with your cheque for $25. You can use this form to order your copy of Kushog Lake - Past, Present & Future for $45 (add $10 if you want it mailed).
The Kushog Lake Newsletter
is usually published twice per year. One subscription is included with
membership and is mailed to the home address of the about 500 property
owners. Gift subscriptions are $5 each per year. Please call, write or
email if you have suggestions, submissions, or would like to advertise
or would like a .pdf copy.
To advertise in The Kushog Lake Newsletter, email email@example.com or call
Will be held on Sat June 22nd at the Stanhope Firefighters Community Hall, North Shore Rd off Hwy 35.Refreshments at 9, meeting from 9:30 to noon. Come and hear about the results of our research projects from the researchers themselves. Please plan to attend to learn about the health of our lake. The topics might sound a bit dry, but in fact, because they refer to specifice locations and characteristics on our lake, the informatin does hit home.
10th Annual Fun Golf Scramble:
Has been scheduled for Friday July 5th - 9:30 am (rain or shine), at the Lakeside Golf Club, Hwy 118 - 11.5 K east of Carnarvon. $35 per person includes 9 holes of golf, luncheon & prizes. For information and tickets, call Jere at (705) 489-4838. Date subject to change.
Sat August 3rd from 11 am to 3 pm at the Pine Spring Valley Resort. Land & water games for kids & adults, decorated boat contest (sail past at 11 am), craft & hobby displays & sale, refreshments and Kushog Lake shirts & clothing. Bring lawn chairs, bathing suits, your neighbours and your friends.
"Life on Kushog Lake" Photo Contest
Categories:• Fun at the Lake • Nature & Wildlife • Pets at the Lake • Kids - photos taken by kids
To Enter: eMail your high-res photos to firstname.lastname@example.org Deadline: August 31st
Winners will be announced in the Fall newsletter. Prizes provided by Kushog Marina Inc.
Photo Contest Rules & Regulations
• Family must be a paid-up member of KLPOA to enter
• Entrants must name each photo and assign a category
• Limit of 3 submissions per category
• Photos must be high resolution and submitted by email
• By entering this contest you are agreeing to the following rules
ELIGIBILITY: Contest is open to members of the Kushog Lake Property Owners Association. Entrants 15 years of age or younger must have consent from their parent or legal guardian to enter this contest. In the event it is discovered that you entered without consent from your parent or legal guardian, all entries will be void.
SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: You must have taken the Photo that you submit for the contest. The submitted Photo must never have been previously published, exhibited publicly, or selected as a winner in any other contest and only amateur photographers are eligible (defined as a person who has never earned more than $1,000 in any year for photography). Photos must be taken on Kushog Lake or property connected to the lake. Entries not complying with these contest rules will be disqualified. Each Photo can be entered in one category only; entrants can enter up to three photos per category.
WINNER SELECTION By accepting a prize, winner agrees that their Photo becomes the property of KLPOA. Winner grants KLPOA the right in perpetuity to publish and use winner’s Photo, as is or as may be edited in KLPOA’s sole discretion, accompanied by winner’s full name and city of residence in any advertising and promotion by KLPOA without further compensation, including but not limited to KLPOA’s newsletters and website.
Ideas for Kushog Lake Stories
Do You Have Stories to Tell?
As 2014 marks the 30th anniversary of KLPOA we’d like to put together a “Memories of Kushog”book. It’s astounding that about 25% of the privately owned properties on the lake are still in the families of the original cottagers. That’s a lot of memories!.
We passed the idea of a Kushog memories book by Doug Armstrong whose cottage has been in his family since WWII and he did it. Using the internet, Doug’s whole family was able to get involved. Doug’s comment was “It was a good exercise for us to go through regardless of whether it gets used for anything! Just wish we'd thought of it when Bill was still around and John Sr. [was] younger.”
The nature of the collection will depend on your responses; it could be a mix of stories old and new, history and folklore, people and places, business and camps - you decide!
There must be many interesting stories about the early years on Kushog out there and we’d like to preserve them even if you aren’t a member.
If we don’t put out a book, we’d love to have your stories to print in the newsletter and to preserve for posterity.
What do you think of the idea? Please complete the questions on your membership form or email KLPOA with your ideas (email@example.com).
Click on the image at right to download a list of IDEAS for KUSHOG LAKE STORIES to get you started.
April 2013 Flood Event
Up to 50mm of rain fell across the northern portion of the Trent River watershed on April 18-19, 2013. As of April 28th total precipitation in Haliburton for the month of April was 126mm. According to Environment Canada the average total precipitation for April is 66mm or close to half of the precipitation received in 2013. Historically, there were comparable extreme rainfall events on April 27, 1956 (49mm) and on April 8-9, 1991 (52mm). However, this year the rain came at a time when the ground was still frozen in many places leading to the rapid run-off of water from the land into the lakes and rivers.
The water level on some lakes reached new all-time highs – levels not seen in 100 years of record keeping. The Coalition for Equitable Water Flow (CEWF) intends to work with its member lake associations in an attempt to ensure that the lessons learned from this event are heeded for the future. Your input will be appreciated.
CEWF is looking for ‘fact-based’ data in addition to pictures and stories that they can share. While they have access to the daily water levels on reservoir lakes, they lack water level information for flow-through lakes as well as details of changes to the log-counts at the dams.
Please write a short narrative report including:
the extent of any flooding you observed around Kushog Lake;
details of damage to public infrastructure (roads, culverts etc.);
details of damage to private property (docks, boats, cottages) ; and
details of any concerns about the state of Buckslide Dam.
Please also feel free to comment on:
the response of public agencies (TSW, Haliburton County, Municipalities) to the event; and
whether you believe that public agencies provided adequate and timely information to you about that response.
If you have any pictures to share we would like to receive these, preferably as ‘jpeg’ files. Please be aware that KLPOA and/or CEWF may chose to publish these and will require details as the location, date, subject matter, and photographer.
Finally, if you have any ‘stories’ to share we welcome those as well. CEWF would like our responses before May 31, 2013 so please email KLPOA asap.
Kushog Lake Planning
The Kushog Lake Plan Summary June 2010 contains the most significant information from Kushog Lake: Past, Present & Future, which captures extensive details about the lake. The detailed document has sold out (over 175 copies) but you can download a copy of the summary, which contains 40 pages of information, maps and pictures. The summary with it's Action Plan was approved by the membership at the AGM in June 2010.
Lake planning is a process and so the production of a Kushog Lake Management Plan is only one large step in an on-going community effort to maintain and enhance the natural, social and physical environment that is the Kushog experience.