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Kashwakamak Lake Sustainability
Planning Committee
Committee Update
Kashwakamak Lake Association AGM Meeting
July 13, 20...
• About Sustainability
• Accomplishments
• State of the Lake Report
• Next Steps
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Agenda
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What is Sustainability?
Future generations have access to
the same opportunities
and quality of life that we do.
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An Older View of Sustainability
Nature
• Water
• Plants & Animals
• Land
Economy
• Business
• Government
Community
• Res...
5
Sustainability is About Dependency
Economy
• Business
• Government
Nature
• Water
• Plants & Animals
• Land
Community
• ...
6
The Committee’s Purpose
To bring together common interests of the
community to develop a sustainability plan
that carrie...
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Purpose of a lake planning process
• Promote discussion and action with all
community members
• Identify and protect spe...
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Key Accomplishments
1. Established Lake Sustainability Committee (2010)
2. Completed Community Survey (December 2011)
3....
• Water & Water Levels
• Commercial Activity
• Wildlife
• Septic Systems
State of the Lake Report
• #1 Value – Clean, Clea...
Interesting Tidbits in the Report
• What significant crop grows downstream
of Kashwakamak Lake?
• The major cause of water...
Social History… add your story!
• History of the lake development
– Lake Dam, Forestry, Mining
• Settlements
– Ardoch, Kal...
Online Map with Historical Links
• Weiss Point history is an active link
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Weiss Point History
Weiss Point: The History, The Place, The People
A Personal View
Dave Bouttell
December 2008
Foreword
A...
14
Lake Sustainability Planning Phases


 Focus for
next 12
months
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It’s Your Turn
Step 1 – Read the State of the Lake Report
Step 2 – Think about what you want for the
future of the Kash...
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What do you Envision?
Important: please base your suggestions on the
findings in the State of the Lake Report as it
rep...
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We want to hear from you!
• How do you prefer to provide your input?
– Group Setting
• Road association meeting
• Focus...
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Questions
Judy McIntyre - Finance & Liaison for the KLA
Sue MacGregor - Communications
Alyson Symon - Conservation
Scot...
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State-of-the-Lake Report - Kashwakamak Lake Sustainability Update - July 2013

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State-of-the-Lake Report - Kashwakamak Lake Sustainability Update - July 2013

  1. 1. 1 Kashwakamak Lake Sustainability Planning Committee Committee Update Kashwakamak Lake Association AGM Meeting July 13, 2013
  2. 2. • About Sustainability • Accomplishments • State of the Lake Report • Next Steps 2 Agenda
  3. 3. 3 What is Sustainability? Future generations have access to the same opportunities and quality of life that we do.
  4. 4. 4 An Older View of Sustainability Nature • Water • Plants & Animals • Land Economy • Business • Government Community • Residents • Organizations • Cottagers Sustainability is the balance of these parts to ensure they work together
  5. 5. 5 Sustainability is About Dependency Economy • Business • Government Nature • Water • Plants & Animals • Land Community • Residents • Organizations • Cottagers An economy can only exist within a community A community can only exist in a natural environment There is an important dependency to keep in balance
  6. 6. 6 The Committee’s Purpose To bring together common interests of the community to develop a sustainability plan that carries forward a legacy of enjoying the lake while supporting the natural environment for future generations to enjoy.
  7. 7. 7 Purpose of a lake planning process • Promote discussion and action with all community members • Identify and protect specific lake values • Identify issues and impacts • Set a future vision for the lake Community engagement is critical to ensure the lake sustainability plan reflects the interests and concerns of the broad community, not special interests
  8. 8. 8 Key Accomplishments 1. Established Lake Sustainability Committee (2010) 2. Completed Community Survey (December 2011) 3. Completed Business Survey (March 2012) 4. Presented Survey Results (July 2012) 5. Published State of the Lake Report (July 2013) Note: the committee spent $125 to date, of our original $1,000 budget
  9. 9. • Water & Water Levels • Commercial Activity • Wildlife • Septic Systems State of the Lake Report • #1 Value – Clean, Clear water • #1 Use of the Lake – Swimming • #1 Concern – Personal Water Craft Report Topics 9 • Lake Development • Boating & Fishing • Social History • Shoreline Erosion
  10. 10. Interesting Tidbits in the Report • What significant crop grows downstream of Kashwakamak Lake? • The major cause of water levels dropping in the summer is ______? • Originally, how many lodges were on Kashwakamak Lake? • What percentage of cottagers have three generations enjoying their cottage? • What is the primary economic driver for the area? 10
  11. 11. Social History… add your story! • History of the lake development – Lake Dam, Forestry, Mining • Settlements – Ardoch, Kaladar, Flinton, Northbrook, Cloyne, Myers Cave, etc. • Settlement on the Lake – Weiss Point, Twin Oaks Lodge • Families – The Watkins, The Savignys, Smith Road 11
  12. 12. Online Map with Historical Links • Weiss Point history is an active link 12
  13. 13. Weiss Point History Weiss Point: The History, The Place, The People A Personal View Dave Bouttell December 2008 Foreword At the 2008 Annual Meeting of the Weiss Point Residents’ Association held on August 3 at the Burbidge Property, there was a suggestion made that one of the original members write a brief history of the Point and the Association. I volunteered. Little did I then know that this project would take on a life of its own; like a gas, it filled as much space as I was willing to allow it. It is nearly 200 years in this area since the First Nations encountered the first white squatters, quickly to be followed by the first true settlers who were given free land grants. The seasonal settlers started to arrive about a century later Our own pilgrimage to the land we know and love began in August 1976 when John Savigny lead us along a pot-holed Highway 506 (prior to the bulldozed,
  14. 14. 14 Lake Sustainability Planning Phases    Focus for next 12 months
  15. 15. 15 It’s Your Turn Step 1 – Read the State of the Lake Report Step 2 – Think about what you want for the future of the Kashwakamak Lake community Step 3 – Give us your contact information Step 4 – Provide your feedback to the team
  16. 16. 16 What do you Envision? Important: please base your suggestions on the findings in the State of the Lake Report as it represents the view of the overall community • What do you want for your future generations? • What should we stop doing? • What should we start doing? • What should we continue doing? Please use feedback form at the back of the report
  17. 17. 17 We want to hear from you! • How do you prefer to provide your input? – Group Setting • Road association meeting • Focus group discussion meeting • Winter webinar or conference call – 1-on-1 • Phone discussion • Fire side chat • In writing Engagement via Facebook or email • Visit www.kashwakamak.ca for contact info
  18. 18. 18 Questions Judy McIntyre - Finance & Liaison for the KLA Sue MacGregor - Communications Alyson Symon - Conservation Scott Bennett - Sustainability Professional Peter Burbidge - Cottager Kevin Phillips - Owner, Fernleigh Lodge Fred Perry - Deputy Mayor, North Frontenac Darryl Simpson - Forestry/Wildlife Management Joanne Fisher - Cottager

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