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FOCA ELert for August 2020.

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We encourage you to read the newsletter and reference material. Recap of the topics covered:

  • FOCA Cottage Country Survey – Deadline August 24th
  • Advocacy, Policy and Program Updates –
    • Environmental Assessment redesign
    • Cormorant Hunt
    • Federal Aquaculture Act
  • Webinar recap: Gypsy Moth – sponsor Zimmer Air Services – access recording
  • Next Webinar: Targeting Tax – Cottage Succession Planning
  • Covid-19 and the cottage
  • Rural Cell and Internet Service
  • Invasive Species
  • Boating Safety
  • Watershed Protection

Lake Stewards Newsletter:

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Community Care Apsley – Thanks 

Dear Loon Call Lake Cottagers Association

The Board of the North Kawartha Food Bank wishes to thank you all for your recent generous donation of food.  The whole community has been so quick to respond to the needs of our clients during the pandemic and we are very grateful. 

As a result of the generosity of the community we are able to cancel all our fundraising this year which makes it safer for our volunteers who have worked hard to keep the food bank open as usual.  We have enough money to take us through the winter which is wonderful.  We will miss the fun of our annual Loonie Night but hopefully we will see everyone again in the fall of 2021.

We hope that you have all had a restful summer on the lake and wish you all the best for the uncertainties of opening up in the Fall. 

With our thanks and best wishes,
Daphne Ingram
Chair, North Kawartha Food Bank.
(link to letter)

Gypsy Moth Spraying

Reminder to read the spraying details and complete the spraying survey

Loons in the Bay

6 Loons in the bay (taken from #36)

Loon videos for your viewing delight

Loons Entering the Bay
Loons Leaving the Bay

FOCA Elert – June 2020

Another FOCA ELert has been issued for June 2020. While we will likely not post all Elerts, as you are able to subscribe to Elerts from the foca web site, with Covid-19 and the impact on cottaging we are keeping information front and centre this year.

Short term rentals are now allowed, travel to Canada for cottagers coming from the US is still not permissible. Lake water programs are on hold. And much more.

Please click her to find the June Elert

Special FOCA Members’ Elert – June 2020

During these extraordinary times, FOCA continues our work on behalf of lake and rural road Associations all across the province, and the thousands of families they represent.


While our physical office remains closed, our staff and Board of Directors continue to work digitally, in support of FOCA’s vision of thriving and sustainable waterfronts across Ontario.

This update is being sent to the executive representatives of all our member Associations and to our Supporters, to keep you informed about FOCA’s work, as well as all the services and benefits available because of your ongoing support of FOCA.

We encourage member Associations to share this information with all your member families, to help them understand the value of your annual FOCA membership. Please contact us if you need additional information for an upcoming AGM or newsletter. 

Thank you for being part of the solution for waterfront Ontario!

Sincerely,
Deanna PanitzFOCA Membership & Programs Coordinatorinfo@foca.on.ca   705-749-3622 *  https://foca.on.ca  * Note: voicemail is only being checked occasionally, at this time.

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FOCA Elert – May 2020

Topics covered in the latest Elert:

  1. Safe waterfront living during the pandemic:
    1. Please watch this video prior to the weekend! youtu.be/ovrgCzVtK-c.
  2. Advocacy , Policy and Program Updates
    1. Lake Partnership Program
    2. 2020 FOCA Invasive Species Program
    3. Electricity News
  3. FOCA Webinar –
    1. Recap from May 6th Association Governance during the Pandemic (available until May 19th)
    2. Next Webinar – Cottage Succession Planning – Keeping the Cottage in the Family – you must pre-register
  4. Other Topics:
    1. Toolkit for Lake Associations
    2. Water Levels
    3. Watch out for turtles
    4. Safety and Risk Management
    5. Boating Safety
    6. Rideau and Trent-Severn Waterway Survey

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