29 Aug

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DON’T BECOME A STATISTIC

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A Little Common Sense Goes A Long Way.

On this busy Labour Day long weekend, please make sure to BE SAFE both on the road and on the water.

Be safe on the road and on the water

Be safe on the road and on the water

The MLRA wishes you and your family a fun and  SAFE, Labour Day Weekend.

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21 Aug

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COMMUNITY PARK A STEP CLOSER

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Coultice Park Has Been Cleared

Rick Wigmore, President of the MLRA & Councillor Phil Bannon celebrate the unveiling of the Coultice Park sign

Rick Wigmore, President of the MLRA & Mayoral Candidate Councillor Phil Bannon celebrate the unveiling of the Coultice Park sign

Coultice Park has been secured and the old buildings removed as per condition of sale. Mayoral Candidate Councillor Phil Bannon says that additional Community Meetings and design are scheduled for 2015.

Coultice Park building leveling and land clearing.

Coultice Park building leveling and land clearing.

Coultice Park building leveling and land clearing.

Coultice Park building leveling and land clearing.

Coultice Park building leveling and land clearing.

Coultice Park building leveling and land clearing.

Coultice Park building leveling and land clearing.

Coultice Park building leveling and land clearing.

Coultice Park building leveling and land clearing.

Coultice Park building leveling and land clearing.

Coultice Park building leveling and land clearing.

Coultice Park building leveling and land clearing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos courtesy of Mayoral Candidate Councillor Phil Bannon

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21 Aug

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LAB RESULTS ARE BACK

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Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA) Continues Study Of Musselman’s Lake

Annual Pattern of Mixing  Young, M. (2004). Thermal Stratification in Lakes. Baylor College of Medicine, Center For Educational Outreach.

Annual Pattern of Mixing
Young, M. (2004). Thermal Stratification in Lakes. Baylor College of Medicine, Center For Educational Outreach.

Brian Ginn, Liminologist, with The Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority has been in contact with MLRA President, Rick Wigmore to inform us the lab results are in from water samples taken back in May. Musselman’s Lake’s water chemistry test came back ” normal”. Our beautiful Musselman’s Lake continues to shine even under the microscope of extensive studies and testing.

As part of the LSRCA continued study of Musselman’s Lake they were back on the Lake this week and took additional water samples to  help us further understand the complexities of the seasonal changes our Lake goes through. Brian Ginn will update us once he has these samples back from the lab.

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08 Aug

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FOGGY SUNRISE ON MUSSELMAN’S LAKE

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Looking Good. Feeling Good.

Mussleman's Lake is not only looking good but she is feeling good as well

Mussleman’s Lake is not only looking good but she is feeling good as well.
Photo – Dan Wigmore

Not only is Musselman’s Lake looking good, she is feeling good as well based on the results of the much anticipated Geranium Corporation sponsored Lake environmental report. This extensive study was completed by Dr. Neil Hutchinson of Hutchinson Environmental Sciences Ltd. and presented to the MLRA on Earth Day.

Dr. Neil Hutchinson of Hutchinson Environmental Sciences Ltd. with Cheryl Shindruck, Senior Vice President Geranium Corporation presenting the Lake Report at Earth Day

Dr. Neil Hutchinson of Hutchinson Environmental Sciences Ltd. with
Cheryl Shindruck, Executive Vice President Geranium Corporation presenting the Lake Report at Earth Day

 

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31 Jul

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DON’T BECOME A STATISTIC

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A Little Common Sense Goes A Long Way.

On this busy Simcoe Day long weekend, please make sure to BE SAFE both on the road and on the water.

Be safe on the road and on the water

Be safe on the road and on the water

The MLRA wishes you and your family a safe and happy Simcoe Day long weekend

The MLRA wishes you and your family a safe and happy Simcoe Day long weekend

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10 Jul

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SLOW THE FLOW

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Lake Simcoe Region Conservation (LSRCA) Offers Environmental Grants For Your Property

Landowners take advantage of LEAP funding to upgrade your septic system, install a rain garden, plant trees or more! A wide variety of projects qualify. To find out more, attend a FREE workshop on July 29th at 7p.m. Ballantrae Community Centre, 5592 Aurora Road. RSVP to Lori McLean, 905-895-1281 x272, l.mclean@LSRCA.on.ca  |  www.lsrca.on.ca/leap

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10 Jul

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Lake’s Official Unofficial Flower

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If you live at Musselman’s Lake you are used to seeing the many Lilies that are abundant in our community.

By Charlene Jones

Two kinds of brilliant orange, strikingly tall lilies can be identified around our lake. They both bear the name “Ditch Lily” from their shared preference for growing around ditches.

The first variety, called Common Wildflower Lily, or Day Lily is not really a lily at all. It belongs to the Latin group Hemerocallidaceae and if you can pronounce that, come over and teach me, too!

Musselman's Lake Tiger Lilly

Musselman’s Lake Lily in bloom

These plants are nearly indestructible. If you have an area in need of strong, I mean really strong, roots, such as a hill, or part of your garden where other kinds of foliage fail, try the Common Wildflower Lily.You will notice it growing in large clumps, dotting the roads and by ways with its plain orange blossom. The single blossom, on top of a long, woody stalk with many buds, but only a single blossom, lasts one day and has no scent. These blossoms with their trumpet shape and striking color are known to attract hummingbirds. Dig down in spring or fall where you find these flowers growing wild, wash and transplant, covering their roots with enough soil to keep them dark, then watering fully. They like company and enjoy being planted together, much closer than many other flowers like. But beware. The roots on this plant grow thickly and will not be easily disturbed. For more on this google Ditch Lilies and read laments from many who have tried to release their soil from the clutches of this determined plant!

The other variety is called Oriental Lily. This is the true Tiger Lily although it too is called Day Lily. If you think the names are confusing so far, consider this: Tiger Lilies do not have stripes. They have spots and so are sometimes referred to as Leopard Lilies!

Tiger Lilies bloom orange or reddish orange with dark brown speckles covering the petals. The petals curve backwards and the bloom faces downward. The blooms form in clusters where several bloom at one time resting on the tip of a heavy stalk that is covered with short spiky leaves. This kind laces the garden air with the smell of lily, lily, lily. Their reddish tinge and brown speckles no doubt gave rise to the superstition that if you smell a Tiger Lily, you will receive freckles!

These lilies need more gentle handling in the beginning. The Oriental Variety require you to separate small bulbs called bulbits from the axils of leaves of a thriving plant. Remove the bulb scales from the bulbits and grow them in moist peat, in a cool, dark place until small bulbs form. Start them in a nursery and later transfer them outside. Once the Oriental Variety are established and thriving, theyʼll drop their own bulbs with no help from you.Caution

Tiger Lillies blooming this week in a Musselman's Lake backyard

Lilies blooming this week in a Musselman’s Lake backyard

Although both Oriental and Common WIldflower Lilies are extremely hardy and seldom suffer from insects or disease themselves, both may carry diseases that affect other lilies and flowering plants, so if you are going to transplant from a wild group, you might consider carefully washing their roots before bedding them in your soil.

These plants are also toxic to cats, who may vomit, demonstrate lethargy, even develop kidney failure from eating them. On the other hand, rabbits and deer find the orange flowers a delectable treat! To keep these wild animals from eating away at your prizes, or nibbling on other treats from your garden, try mixing a solution of 20% egg with about 80% water, and spraying this over your lilies. Deer and rabbits hate the smell of eggs!

 

03 Jul

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REALITY EXCEEDS THE DREAM

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Thank You Coultice Family!

2014- Coultice Park Dedication 007 (640x301) On behalf of the Town…in the Council Meeting on June 24th, Councillor Phil Bannon and Mayor Emmerson thanked representatives from the Coultice Family  for their perseverance in seeing this amazing land deal through to a close thus enabling this dream become a reality. In this case reality exceeded the dream as not only are we getting the 5 acre community park of our dreams at Musselman’s Lake but…also an additional 136 acres of pristine environmentally sensitive  land to be managed by the Lake Simcoe Conservation Authority. This park deal is a legacy that can be handed down from generation to generation.

Coultice Family

Coultice Family

 

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