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Friday, 05 May 2017 12:13

Managing Aquatic Plants Workshop planned for landowners

May 5, 2017 – Trent Matters, along with Parks Canada (Trent Severn Waterway) and Kawartha Conservation will be hosting a free two-hour workshop on dealing with excess aquatic plants on Saturday, June 10 at the Bolsover Community Centre.

“Canal and Mitchell lakes, in particular, have been identified as lakes experiencing significant impacts from excessive aquatic vegetation,” explained Trent Matters’ Frank Corker. “We wanted to bring together a group of knowledgeable organizations to provide information to waterfront property owners as well as review the permitting process so that the excess aquatic vegetation is being removed effectively and responsibly.”

Trent Severn Waterway, Parks Canada staff will be on hand to assist local property owners complete permit applications for plant control efforts they plan to complete in 2017.

“We know that the impact of excessive aquatic vegetation can include blockage of watercrafts to navigation channels, impairment of recreational opportunities and lowered property values,” said Mr. Corker. “It is important to remember that aquatic plants play an important role in lake ecology, so it is imperative that we follow best management practices to avoid any negative effects to overall lake health.”

The Managing Aquatic Plants Workshop is for any lakefront property owner within the Trent Severn Waterway who would like to learn more about dealing with excess aquatic plants and take advantage of filling out the permit applications with Parks Canada staff on site.

The Managing Aquatic Plants Workshop will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Bolsover Community Centre, 16 Bolsover Road. All members of the public are invited and encouraged to attend.