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Join the Jack’s Lake Association, and support ongoing environmental and wildlife initiatives, receive Smoke Signals Magazine twice yearly, participate in the Annual Regatta, and so much more. We need and appreciate your support!

03Nov

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...
21Oct

More logging areas around Jack's Lake

Wednesday October 21, 2020

Unfortunately, the MNRF and Bancroft Minden Forestry Company are proposing in it's new 10 year Forest Management Plan more logging areas around Jack's Lake. This was unexpected!On the map (click
20Oct

2020 Lake Stewards Newsletter now available

Tuesday October 20, 2020

According to the Province, 44% of these Crown lands are managed forests, which are subject to the Crown Forest Sustainability Act of 1994. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) manages Crown forests, in the Province’s words, "to ensure f...
17Oct

Wildlife safety

Saturday October 17, 2020

A Jack's Laker has told us they had to assist a large buck by cutting him loose from a hammock. This buck was approx 250 pounds, and his getting stuck could have been fatal! Please avoid...
28Sep

Opportunity re new PTBO survey about Internet

Monday September 28, 2020

We received a note - see below - re Peterborough County quickly gathering feedback re Internet connectivity. This is our chance to help them realize how much we need that here! ...
20Sep

NOTICE OF 2020 AGM & CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

Sunday September 20, 2020

NOTICE OF THE 2020 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING TO ALL MEMBERS OF JACK’S LAKE ASSOCIATIONWhen:  October 8, 2020Time: ...
24Aug

New Navigation Light

Monday August 24, 2020

JLA is pleased to announce that our Chief Buoys & Lights coordinators - Glen & Diane Painter - have placed a new flashing navigation light on the larger set of hidden/exposed rocks in Williams Bay.  Thank you, Glen & Diane!
20Aug

Getting rid of Sawfly larvae

Thursday August 20, 2020

Seeing lots of these on birch saplings these days? Here's what they are and how to get rid of them:How to Get Rid of Sawflies Naturall...
19Aug

21st Petroglyphs Butterfly Count

Wednesday August 19, 2020

As a member of the Peterborough Field Naturalist and a lifer on Jack’s Lake, each year I participate in the Petroglyph Butterfly Count.  This usually occurs the 3rd Saturday in July.I would like to share with you the final results of the...
17Aug

AGM THIS FALL - Q&A

Monday August 17, 2020

We are presently looking into possible formats for a virtual Annual General Meeting (AGM) sometime towards the end of September.  Federation of Ontario Cottagers' Associations (FOCA) has given us some guidance in this area.Please sen...



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