Quinte Conservation Introduces New Trail Stewardship Program

Adopt a Trail is Quinte Conservation’s newest volunteer program that aims to bring like-minded individuals together to help maintain the hiking trails at some of Quinte’s 23… http://skootamatta.ca/blog/quinte-conservation-introduces-new-trail-stewardship-program/

Red Crossbills - Uncommon Around The Skootamatta Lake Area!

There are Red Crossbills currently around the Skootamatta Lake area - Skootamatta Lake Rd and Jacques Bay Road. If you are driving along and see a small flock of 3-4 birds picking… http://skootamatta.ca/blog/red-crossbills-uncommon-around-skootamatta-lake-area/

Logging on Oborne Point Rd. & Hughes Landing Rd.

We want to let the membership know that there has been some new logging taking place along Oborne Point Rd. This was new to this road but as we found out at the 2017 AGM from… http://skootamatta.ca/blog/logging-oborne-point-rd-hughes-landing-rd/

Debris in Trail's End Bay

The recent heavy rain resulted in a breach at Little Pond which washed debris into Trails End Bay.  There are also logs and stumps floating around the bay.  Boaters should take… http://skootamatta.ca/blog/debris-trails-end-bay/

2016 Photo Contest

It's that time of year - time to share all of your best photos with everyone else! Submit Your Photos - it's quick and easy! We will accept photos until midnight on Sunday,… http://skootamatta.ca/blog/2016-photo-contest/

Water Level Drop After Thanksgiving

Quinte Conservation has announced their schedule for removing logs at the various dams they control including Skootamatta Lake. They will be removing logs from our dam on or… http://skootamatta.ca/blog/water-level-drop-after-thanksgiving/

Wind Turbines Update: Ontario Government Cancels LRP II process

On September 27th, 2016, the province cancelled Phase II of the Large Renewable Procurement process.  This is the process which includes proposals for wind turbines.  The Minister… http://skootamatta.ca/blog/wind-turbines-update-ontario-government-cancels-lrp-ii-process/

Bon Echo Area Residents Against Turbines (BEARAT) Event on Sunday

The townships of Addington Highlands and North Frontenac are the proposed locations for one of Canada's largest wind farms. BEARAT, hopes to help stop this from becoming a… http://skootamatta.ca/blog/bon-echo-area-residents-against-turbines-bearat-event-sunday-sep-4/


Firework – Saturday is the big night for our annual fireworks display. And the weather forecast is looking good. It will start at 8:30 pm sharp. The best vantage point is from the… http://skootamatta.ca/blog/fireworks2/

Options For Controlling Beavers

Dams and ponds created by beaver can sometimes be a nuisance on private land — flooding agricultural fields and forests, washing out roads and killing trees. This Extension Note,… http://skootamatta.ca/blog/options-controlling-beavers/

Fire Ban Lifted

Hi all, due to the precipitation received over the weekend combined with the widespread precipitation yesterday and the forecasted higher humidity,  decreasing the risk of forest… http://skootamatta.ca/blog/fire-ban-lifted/

Fire Ban Reinstated

Hi all,  the MNR Fire Weather forecast now has an FWI of 33 for us today and tomorrow to be 30.   Anything over 23 is extreme hazard.   The drought codes are in the 400’s which… http://skootamatta.ca/blog/fire-ban-reinstated/

Lake Festival and Luau!

Hi All,   Did you have a great Long Weekend? The weather cooperated. The lake was busy.   If you enjoyed the Long Weekend you are really going to enjoy next… http://skootamatta.ca/blog/lake-festival-and-luau/

Cottage Succession Planning Seminar

Cottage Sharing Agreements - FOCA seminar in Perth - Aug. 14th FOCA is coming to Perth on August 14th for the latest in our Cottage Succession Seminar series. Estate lawyer… http://skootamatta.ca/blog/cottage-succession-planning-seminar/

Canada Day Boat Parade

The Canada Day Boat Parade will be leaving from from Jacques' Bay at 11:00 a.m on Friday, July 1. This year it will be lead by Ron Nowell.   SDRA Board http://skootamatta.ca/blog/canada-day-boat-parade/

SDRA Annual General Meeting Agenda

This years SDRA Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday, July 2nd from 9:30 - 12:30 am at the Pineview Free Methodist Church (Basement). Agenda  9:30 - 10:00     Meet… http://skootamatta.ca/blog/sdra-annual-general-meeting-agenda/

Fire Ban

Fire Chief Casey Cuddy has ordered a Fire Ban for all of Addington Highlands effective immediately. His message is below. Worth repeating is his reminder of what the fire ban… http://skootamatta.ca/blog/fire-ban/

Quinte Conservation Issues a Low Water Statement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  June 2, 2016 QUINTE CONSERVATION ISSUES A LOW WATER STATEMENT Quinte Conservation has declared a Level 1 Low Water Condition for the Quinte… http://skootamatta.ca/blog/quinte-conservation-issues-low-water-statement/

Fisheries Monitoring on Skootamatta Lake

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) will be conducting the Broadscale Monitoring Program (BsM) on Skootamatta Lake this summer.  Attached are three reference… http://skootamatta.ca/blog/fisheries-monitoring-skootamatta-lake/

Fire at Northbrook Foodland

Several people noticed the fire at the Northbrook Foodland on their way home after the long weekend. We are pleased to report that the fire was confined to storage trailers behind… http://skootamatta.ca/blog/fire-northbrook-foodland/

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