Monday January 27, 2020

Attention water access cottagers on Big and Little Hawk Lakes – take advantage of reduced prices for septic pump outs for a limited time

Lynne Carrotte on Little Hawk has contacted Thomas’ Contracting to negotiate reduced pricing for coordinated scheduling of water access septic pump outs.  The cost savings are significant when we do a “bulk” purchase like this – see pricing in the attached file  If you’re interested, contact Lynne at by Friday, July 26 to reserve […]

Elvin Johnson Park shoreline naturalization

Join us in the planting at Elvin Johnson Park! We’re planting native trees and shrubs to create habitat, protect against erosion, and prevent geese from walking on shore. We’re looking for a dozen volunteers to help plant and learn why it’s important to have a natural shoreline. Please register by emailing Saturday, June 23, […]

In case you missed it – here’s Beech Bark Disease information

HHLPOA was a sponsor for the Beech Bark Disease guide, which we gave out in hardcopy during the AGM and the Succession Planning seminar.   In case you weren’t able to attend or didn’t pick up a copy, the PDF is linked below: Beech Bark Disease document 2017

As you’re opening the cottage, check & report damage due to high water levels to the CEWF

The spring runoff of 2016 resulted in reservoir levels higher than normal on many lakes in the Gull and Southeast reservoir drainage basins.  In most cases, ice was still on the lakes at the time water levels were at their maximum.  This was the result of March rainfall which was more than double the monthly […]

HHLPOA is an award winning lake association!

On September 27th, Peter Dadzis (HHLPOA President) accepted the Haliburton Highlands Land Trust  2015 Enviro-Hero Award for the Township of Algonquin Highlands on behalf of the HHLPOA. The award was in recognition for the Lake Association’s contribution to the shoreline restoration project on Halls Lake’s Elvin Johnson Park. A special note of thanks was given to HHLPOA […]

Update on Logging on the Hawks

“Logging on the Hawks”  Town Hall meeting Sept 6th, Oakview Lodge, Little Hawk Lake Over 50 people attended the meeting on a hot holiday Sunday which underscored the interest of property and business owners as to what was happening with the logging operations in our area. Generally there were no issues that we should be […]

Invasive species – what to do?

FOCA has some suggestions for prevention of the spread of invasive species in our lakes & in the woods: –       Report a suspected sighting of an invasive species to 1-800-563-7711. –       Participate in the FOCA Lake Association Invasive Species Monitoring Program. –       Use non-invasive plants in your cottage gardens and consult the Grow Me Instead […]

Do you need an MNR Work Permit for your next project?

What is a Work Permit? A work permit is a document issued by the Ministry of Natural Resources under authority of Section 14 of the Public Lands Act, to authorize specific activities and works on public lands and shore lands. Public lands means any lands under the control and management of the Ministry of Natural […]

Septic Smart – Septic system care & maintenance

Published by EcoEthic, click here to download a free information booklet “Septic Smart – septic system care & maintenance” The booklet covers information topics such as: main causes of septic system problems what can be done to maintain a healthy septic system septic system care & maintenance preventing septic failure & malfunction        

Septic Maintenance (Video)

Waterfront property owners have a role to play in keeping their shorelines healthy. Published by the Federation of Ontario Cottagers’ Associations (FOCA) discussing septics and their impact on the lake around our cottages. This video provides practical information for anyone in Ontario seeking to use best practices on their waterfront.