Welcome to the Lake Scugog Enhancement Project
A Water Quality Project for Lake Scugog
“The lake is why we chose to live here!”
The Lake Scugog Enhancement Project (LSEP) will enhance the natural beauty Lake Scugog, filter incoming water by an engineered wetland, and create a lovely walking trail.
The LSEP will create a four acre wetland designed to absorb the unwanted contaminants coming into the lake from unfiltered runoff that originates from urban Port Perry. To contain the wetland and permit this natural filtration, a berm with a walking trail will be built from Palmer Park Beach to the point at Vos’ Independent Grocers.
In addition, 17 acres of the Port Perry Bay and the municipal boat launch will be dredged. Dredging will deepen the lake and remove invasive plant and algae growth with a resulting increase in wave action to further cleanse the shoreline.
There are many economic, environmental, recreational and social benefits to the Lake Scugog Enhancement Project.
We are pleased and grateful that Scugog Township is spearheading this project, along with Kawartha Conservation and of course the Scugog Lake Stewards.
LAKE SCUGOG ENHANCEMENT PROJECT
The fundraising kick-off meeting on January 25, 2018 was a big success.
With over 40 attendees and many others indicating that they would like to help but could not make it for this session.
After a presentation about the project and questions, the group broke down into areas of interest. Those who were interested in helping to write grants of all kinds met with Merle Cole, who has much successful experience with writing grants. Another group, led by Bill Eull, brainstormed how to approach and conduct a successful local canvass.
One additional group was interested in holding events to aid both education about the lake and the project and secondarily, raise funds. This group was led by Barbara Karthein.
Pat Bunting led a group interested in communications, accounting and administration.