Author Archives: Brian Johnson

2021 Gypsy Moth Survey – Short Summary of Results

Had the past 18 months not been greatly impacted by the SARS-C0V-2 pandemic, 2021 may well best be known as the “year of the gypsy moth”. The spring and early summer months especially brought varied amounts of impact by these … Continue reading

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Updated Water Quality Data

The BLPOA has received our annual water quality data update from the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority. Samples are taken at the same locations around Black Lake so changes may be noticed by comparing historical measurements for the various compounds being … Continue reading

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Water Levels on Black Lake

The Rideau Valley Conservation Authority (RVCA) has a new online tool for showing water levels for different bodies of water within its territory including Black Lake. It is an interactive tool that lets you chose different date ranges that show … Continue reading

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Water Quality Survey Results

On the heals of the Water Safety Survey, the BLPOA surveyed its members in September on the perceived water quality in Black Lake. We had 74 responses out of 180+ email recipients, and we are pleased to provide the results … Continue reading

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Water Safety Survey Results

The BLPOA Executive conducted a survey of our members concerning Water Safety which closed earlier this month. A total of 101 members responded, and we appreciate the participation of so many of you! We are proud to share with you … Continue reading

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Water Safety

A new page has been added to this website to provide some useful tips on how to be safe while enjoying water activities on Black Lake. Please do take some time to check it out here. It should be familiar … Continue reading

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2020 BLPOA ‘Virtual’ Annual General Meeting

This announcement is to commence the 2020 Black Lake Property Owners Association ‘virtual’ Annual General Meeting. If you are not a current member of the BLPOA (e.g., you have not renewed your membership or have never joined), please take this … Continue reading

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Results from BLPOA Survey on TVT Master Recreation Plan

Thanks to everyone who filled out our second only BLPOA Survey.  We had 77 responses.  I have now put the results together and they are here, with charts of the responses and a brief statement of what the results showed … Continue reading

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The Spring 2020 BLPOA Newsletter

The Spring 2020 BLPOA Newsletter is here, chock full of interesting stuff pertaining to lake issues.  This includes pieces on: water level variations, maintaining septic systems, critter-proof composting, our new stock of lake buoys, our submission to Tay Valley Township … Continue reading

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BLPOA Submission on Recreation Master Plan

The BLPOA Board of Directors developed, approved and submitted comments on the draft Recreation Master Plan, developed jointly with Tay Valley Township and neighbouring municipalities.  This submission can be found here.  The main comment we had was that we were … Continue reading

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