Espanola's Clear Lake Stewardship Association
Added by CLSA - Secretary on August 22, 2021 at 15:17 — No Comments
First, I want to extend a warm welcome to the newest members of our community. Welcome Mark & Vicky, Mark & Barbara and Ellen & Monika – I know you are going to love this little slice of paradise we call home.
Let’s start with the good news; which is a bad news good news story in and of its self. An inordinate amount of activity had been noticed in and around Loon Island this nesting season. Loon populations are in decline and two of the many reasons are nest…Continue
Added by CLSA - Secretary on July 5, 2021 at 15:00 — No Comments
Spring this year included a fake summer, rain, then a pretend summer then real spring and now it looks like we are headed into real summer. The lack of rain is of concern – the lake level is low for this time of year - the water if barely flowing over the weir. So let us all do a little rain dance; but not too enthusiastic a one, you know the one where it only rains at night so that we can enjoy lots of wonderful sunny days – swimming, sailing, kayaking and playing in, around and…Continue
Added by CLSA - Secretary on June 28, 2021 at 11:36 — No Comments
Added by CLSA - Secretary on June 28, 2021 at 11:32 — No Comments
Let us take walk down memory lane for long-time residents and provide a bit of history for the newest members of our lakeside community:
A little over 12 years ago our lovely lake was in serious trouble. It was being choked with Eurasian Milfoil and was subject to lake wide algae blooms thanks to very high phosphorus levels. Over the past years a huge effort has been made by the property owners in conjunction with the Town of Espanola to rejuvenate and sustain a healthy Clear…Continue
Added by CLSA - Secretary on March 31, 2021 at 11:22 — No Comments
I trust one and all enjoyed the summer and especially enjoyed the second summer after what was a sudden and dreary fall.
I normally end my correspondences with an appeal to get membership dues in. However, because the renewal rate this year has been less than ideal, understandable given the circumstances we are currently experiencing, I am leading with this appeal. The Association’s annual bills are due and we need your support. We have enjoyed your $50 support in the past and…Continue
Added by CLSA - Secretary on January 21, 2021 at 15:00 — No Comments
Ok, Happy Belated Canada Day....
I trust this quick update finds everyone healthy and happy and enjoying the incredible weather we are currently experiencing. It is hard to believe that just a couple of short weeks ago we were enduring a cold and wet spring.
This hot weather does bring some concerns. Just like your garden or vegetable plot plants bloom best when there is light, heat and nutrients. The same is true of the algae in the lake. We can’t…Continue
Added by CLSA - Secretary on November 18, 2020 at 14:53 — No Comments
Thank you Cheryl for sharing this information - I have attached a link to the invasive species website for those who would like to learn more. Click Here
Also, just want to let you all know that the lake sampling team is back on the job. We were out sampling last week, the clarity was amazing for this time of year - 5m, water temp and dissolved oxygen level were also good. I will let you know…Continue
Added by CLSA - Secretary on June 12, 2020 at 11:00 — No Comments
What a crazy new world we are living in.
Normally we would be working hard to finalize the Saving Lake Under Attack - Science to the Rescue? workshop which was meant to be held June 13th.
Normally we would be starting our annual water testing regime.
Normally we would be visiting and socializing with our friends and neighbours.
These are certainly not normal times.
We have postponed the workshop but are…Continue
Added by CLSA - Secretary on May 21, 2020 at 9:43 — No Comments
Added by CLSA - Secretary on March 30, 2020 at 9:30 — No Comments
Added by CLSA - Secretary on March 21, 2020 at 9:30 — No Comments
Well, the weather outside is frightful – ok, really unpleasant.
It is difficult to remember at this juncture the amazing summer we had. The ice was off the lake the first week of May; mid May we hosted a very successful Yard Sale at the beach. In general spring was cool and wet and there was no shortage of black flies.
From that wet soggy mess a hot summer with little precipitation evolved and it was glorious. There were…Continue
Added by CLSA - Secretary on January 20, 2020 at 13:30 — No Comments
Well it looks like we skipped spring; we went from cool and rainy to hot and humid in what seemed a matter of days. We are blessed, what better place to enjoy this unexpected weather than on our beautiful little lake.
The Clear Lake Stewardship Association is all about the water and preserving the natural environment but outside that mandate we are more than that – we are a community. It is in our best interests as a community to preserve and protect the water we drink, the water we…Continue
Added by CLSA - Secretary on September 14, 2019 at 14:00 — No Comments
Added by CLSA - Secretary on June 14, 2019 at 11:00 — No Comments
Once again we hosted an amazing yard sale and raised a little over $1000.....Awesome, awesome, awesome
Where to start with the thank -you's. So many were involved - if I forget anyone - my heart felt apologies.
First, I want to thank the Town of Espanola for once again giving us permission to use Clear Lake Beach Park - it is the PERFECT location. The Towns ongoing support and encouragement of our efforts is appreciated.
Second, our thanks to…Continue
Added by CLSA - Secretary on June 13, 2019 at 11:47 — No Comments
Added by CLSA - Secretary on April 20, 2019 at 12:00 — No Comments
When will spring finally arrive? You think it is here then bam – it’s not. That doesn’t mean we can’t start preparing for its arrival. That means Spring cleaning time is almost upon us too and that probably includes de-cluttering. Now what to do with all that stuff you no longer use, need or want…We are talking books, clothes, knick knacks, general house hold items, toys (big people & little people ones), gardening stuff & kitchen stuff – you pretty much name it…You know all those…Continue
Added by CLSA - Secretary on April 20, 2019 at 11:44 — No Comments
Another great summer on our beautiful lake! The water was warm and clear and oh so swim-able. It sure was hot hot hot and so very dry – luckily we did not have any brush fires – all it would have taken this year was one wee wayward spark and POOOF.
The water level dropped to the lowest many of us have ever seen. Given the low water level, the heat (which equals higher lake temperatures) and…Continue
Added by CLSA - Secretary on January 8, 2019 at 14:09 — No Comments
Added by CLSA - Secretary on October 28, 2018 at 15:04 — No Comments
Added by CLSA - Secretary on October 28, 2018 at 15:02 — No Comments