“Measuring and Monitoring”
Ontario’s lakes are facing more and more challenges because of increased development and greater use. It is vital that we understand our impacts on the health of our lakes and learn how to monitor and reduce those impacts. The theme of the 8th Annual Lake Links Workshop, held on Saturday, October 24, 2009 at the Perth Legion Hall, was ‘Measuring and Monitoring’. With 100 participants in attendance, the event had over 20 stewardship exhibits and interactive displays featuring information about species at risk, invasive species, lake planning, water quality measuring, fisheries and groundwater.
View the Agenda.
View and download guest speakers’ presentations:
Dana Cruikshank, Ministry of the Environment Surface Water Scientist; Patrick Larson, Senior Water Resources Technician, Watershed Watch Program; and Gray Merriam, Ecologist, Frontenac Stewardship Council and Kennebec Lake Association: “The What, When, Where and Why’s of Measuring Water Quality”
Dr. Eric Sager, Ecological Restoration Program, Fleming College/Trent University: “The 2008 Kawartha Lakes Stewards Aquatic Plants Study”
Mike Yee, Biologist, Rideau Valley Conservation Authority: “Citizen Science Monitoring”
Dr. Steven Cooke, Associate Professor of Environmental Science and Biology, Carleton University: “The Role of the Recreational Angler in Fisheries Research, Monitoring and Mangement”
Anne Bendig, Biologist, Ministry of Natural Resources, Kemptville: “Broad-scale Monitoring of Ontario’s Inland Lakes”
Cam McCauley, Stewardshiop Coordinator, Frontenac Stewardship Council: “Assessing Fish Communities in Lakes – Ministry of Natural Resources Programs”
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