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JLA Requests Moratorium on Logging

Monday May 17, 2021

JLA's submission to ON Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry re their Draft Forest Management Plan for 2021-2031: PDF,

Peterborough Examiner Article - precarious future

Friday May 14, 2021

The Peterborough Examiner posted an opinion piece on 2021 May 13: Dr...

Herbicides to control water plants

Monday April 26, 2021

JLA is aware that last year some owners applied chemical herbicides to their beach waters to remove water plants/weeds, and that several properties are preparing to do the same again this year. Here are various documents on ...

Background on HBM’s Upcoming Meeting re Boathouses

Sunday April 18, 2021

With considerable interest in the upcoming Havelock Belmont Methuen (HBM) Public Meeting taking place via Zoom on April 23rd, 2021 (9:30- 12:30), we wanted to offer you some background, insights and updates. See document:


Wednesday April 14, 2021

JLA has previously shared the best information we have on boathouses. It can be seen here: www.ja...

2020 Gypsy Moth Follow-up

Wednesday April 14, 2021

Gypsy Moth (Lymantria dispar dispar)In summer you will see Gypsy Moths. They are an invasive species threatening the forests in the Apsley area. According the Peterborough Naturali...

Spraying Btk for Gypsy Moths

Wednesday March 24, 2021

 Recently a member of our lake community wrote to the JLA with information about aerial spraying of Btk to control the Gypsy Moth population and to inquire about interest in sharing the cost. The JLA board reached out to ex...

Response updates after the fire at Sayers Foods in Apsley

Wednesday December 16, 2020

As you probably know, Sayers Foods was totally destroyed by fire in the early hours of Saturday morning, December 5th.The loss is huge for Apsley and the surrounding Community.NK's SUPPORT PAGE I...

JLA is recruiting for Smoke Signals!

Sunday December 06, 2020

JLA is recruiting for our renowned publication, Smoke Signals!This is an exciting opportunity for a volunteer team to build on the success of Jack Lake’s signature publication and usher it into a brand new decade. For 2021, J...

Please urge Ontario to respect PSWs

Tuesday November 03, 2020

Given the immense benefits that Provincially Significant Wetlands (PSWs) provide – flood mitigation, water filtration, carbon sequestration, recreational opportunities, wildlife habitat and more – provincial policy rightly prohibits development on t...

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