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Gypsy Moth and the summer of 2021

The Gypsy Moth is an invasive species. Unfortunately, they have invaded the Rideau Lakes Area causing considerable damage to both deciduous and coniferous trees and there is the likelihood of creating far more damage this coming spring and summer. These moths were accidentally introduced into Massachusetts in 1869 by a French naturalist trying to cross the European gypsy moth with North American silkworms. Fact Sheet In 2020 our lake was right on the edge of the infestations.

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Halloween 2020

Halloween 2020 Some of the cottagers on Troy Lake road got together to have a Halloween Walk/Trick down the road. We had a wonderful walk starting at the gate in front of the Wright/Listuk’s cottage and made our way all the way to the last hill before the private road sign. Thanks to all the cottages that participated in spoiling the kids, and to our chauffeur Justin. Here are some pictures of the ghosts, and ghouls….

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Lake Water Data

Lake Water Data Steve Lauridsen has been maintaining a database of water samples taken from Troy lake, including phosphorus levels, turbidity and physical observations. This data has been transcribed into web format including charts that can be accessed directly on our website Check out the data here: Lake Water Data

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AGM 2020

2020 AGM Meeting Our annual general meeting has been indefinitely postponed due to COVID-19, and the Ontario state of emergency measures that are in place. Due to this the TLRA executive met by video conference on Friday April 17th to discuss several items of importance to the association. Participants were: President: Tim Wright Vice President: Kris Cieplak Road Chair: Don Orr Secretary/Treasurer: Steve Lauridsen The TLRA Annual General Meeting scheduled for May 17th is postponed until further notice.

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AGM 2019

2019 AGM Meeting Our Anually General Meeting is coming up… Day: Sunday May 19th Time: 10:00 Location: Cottage #650 Coffee Tea and snacks will be provided Kids are welcome, there is a sandbox, and swings for entertainment BYOC (Bring your own chair) Check out the meeting agenda here: AGM Agenda

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Lost and Found

A new section lost and found has been added to the website, where people can post lost docks, floaties, etc

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Drone Arial Pictures

The Hoovers have passed on a couple of pictures taken by drone. What a great Lake! Larger copies are in the gallery. Enjoy!

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Road Cleanup 2018

Road clearing day; this year we will meet up at Don Orr’s (#566A) at 9:00am July 7th (rain date is July 8th same time) to start clearing grass, weeds, brush and overhanging tree limbs from the roadway. Typically we finish up in about 2 hours or so depending on the number of participants. Bring along string trimmers, pruning shears, loppers or other tools that you might need.

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Website 2.0

When I started this website, I used a service called “sitebuilder.com”. It was a really simple WYSIWYG editor interaface and hosting service. The cost at the time was very reasonable, $60 for a two year period. Then our 2 year plan expired and the site and domain registration costs shot way up. Way way up to almost $110/year. Then a domain registration fee of $60USD/year, which is 6x the cost that most folks pay.

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Hydro One Vegitation Maintenance

Hydro One will be performing maintenance around and under the power transmission lines along our right-of-way road. This will include removal of brush, and dead or hazardous trees. There is no date on which this will begin nor completed. For further details see the notice here: [Notice](Hydro One Notice.pdf)

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