What a strange winter we have had this year! The lake has been lower than normal over the winter and the ice has finally gone out. I hope all docks are fine after the wild winds we had not long ago and that cottage openings have gone well for those of you who spend your summers on the lake. For those of us who are year-round residents, I am sure we are all ready for summer to be here and for it to be warm. Before long, we will all be on the water and enjoying barbeques and the company who visit us.
Your Lake Association has been active in the ongoing discussions over the Johnston Point development. Members of the Board have attended a number of municipal meetings and supported presentations by concerned individuals. We are still waiting to hear from the MNRF on a variety of items.
We are continuing our ongoing water testing program this year and thank those who have volunteered their time in that endeavour. We are always looking for volunteers, particularly to join the Board of Directors. This year we will be losing some of our Directors, so we will be seeking replacements for them. If you are interested, please contact any of our current Board members and let us know. The list of those presently on the board is on page two of this newsletter along with their contact information.
In May, we had our annual Trout Stocking event. On behalf of all of us, many thanks go to Nada for her organization of this event. Thanks also to those who helped out with the actual stocking.
The NCC is trying to acquire more land on Loughborough Lake. See the information on how you can be involved and help this worthwhile group keep wilderness areas for future generations.
Be sure to mark your calendars now with our AGM. This year it will be held on August 11th at the United Church in Battersea. Look for more information on this event later in this newsletter.
The Board has a flyer to encourage new Lake Association members. If you know anyone who is not yet a member, please let one of the Board members know, and we will drop off a brochure to them.
I look forward to seeing all of you on the lake during the summer.