Kingston – The Cataraqui Region is blessed with an abundance of remarkably unique lakes. Increasingly, the health and long term viability of these important sources of natural habitat, recreation and drinking water is a topic of great importance to those who live near and enjoy these bodies of water.
With this in mind, the Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority (CRCA) has organized a Lake Information Event. It takes place on Sunday, May 28, in the Outdoor Centre at the Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area, from 2:00 to 4:30 p.m., admission is free.
Led by CRCA staff, this all-ages event will also be the official launch of the CRCA’s first ever Regional Lake Assessment Report and Lake Fact Sheets. The Lake Assessment Report was created to outline the importance, methods, and results of lake monitoring in the Cataraqui Region. As part of this work Lake Fact Sheets were produced for 45 lakes within the region to provide maps, note physical features, assess water quality, identify invasive species and outline aquatic diversity.
This interactive and informative session will give participants a chance to learn all about lakes including monitoring activities and how we determine the health of the lakes in our jurisdiction.
Check out displays and information from organizations including Watersheds Canada, Lake Partner Program, Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters Invading Species Watch Program and others. Try out lake monitoring equipment, learn about the state of Cataraqui Region lakes and your local watershed, discover the strange and wonderful zooplankton universe, learn to identify invasive species, find out how you can get involved to help collect important scientific information, participate in educational games and much more.
The Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area is located on Division Street just two kilometres north of Highway 401.
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