Monday January 27, 2020

Our August 24th “Green Up/Clean Up” of the Kennisis River & road is almost here – and we still need volunteers

Please register in advance by emailing Curt Alpeter at if you will be volunteering on Saturday.  Remember – volunteers not only get some exercise, clean up our lake environment and get to know some lake neighbours – there’s also a free BBQ to follow for all Clean Up volunteers! The day starts at 10am at […]

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

Your last opportunity – Native Plant Sale wraps up at Halls Lake

For those who couldn’t make it to Big Hawk Lake on July 1, please join us at Elvin Johnson Park on Halls Lake for the final session of our 2017 native plant sale.  It will only be from 3-6pm.

New event: Native Plant Sale (day two) – at the AGM

For those who couldn’t make it to Big Hawk Lake on July 1, please join us after the AGM at Camp Kawabi for “day 2” of our native plant sale.  It will only be from noon to 2pm, so if you can’t stay after the AGM, you still have another choice – you can join us on Halls Lake at Elvin […]

New event: Native Plant Sale (day one)

Please join us at Big Hawk Lake Marina for our first ever Native Plant Sale, held in conjunction with the Big Hawk Lake Marina Customer Appreciation BBQ hosted by Ron & Kathy Socha. If you can’t make it on this date, we will be holding the Native Plant Sale on July 2 at our AGM […]

Calling all gardening enthusiasts!

Next weekend, come for a free consultation with Julia Sutton, a shoreline naturalization specialist.  Bring photos of your shoreline and get professional advice on planting solutions for erosion control, filtering run-off into the lake and keeping away the geese. Pick the date & time that suits you best: Julia will be on Big Hawk Lake on […]

Shoreline Advisors Available on Halls Lake June 10/11 2017 Weekend

Want to know how to create a healthier shoreline on your waterfront? Are Canada Geese fouling your grassed areas? Concerned about stormwater runoff or septic system nutrients undermining lake water quality? The HHLPOA can help you find some reasonably priced solutions! We’re hosting a visit to Halls Lake by “Natural Edge” Shoreline Advisors from Watersheds […]

Your shoreline evaluation report will arrive soon!

Did you know that the spring cottage season started in 2015 with one of the largest initiatives every undertaken by your Association?   A shoreline evaluation study was undertaken of our three lakes and the Kennisis river. During June 2015, trained staff traveled by boat to evaluate each property and prepared shoreline property reports tailored for each shoreline property […]

HHLPOA information session Sept. 6 “Logging on the Hawks”

Join us for a Town Hall meeting at Oakview Lodge, Sunday September 6th, 2:30 – 4pm to hear from Ernie DeMouth, Senior Technician Bancroft Minden Forest Co., and Tim Reece,  Forester MNRF, on what logging activity is happening in our area. Agenda Introduction Overview of logging industry in Ontario, Government oversight, creation of regional forest companies, etc. […]

The science of our lakes – water quality analysis from our Lake Partner Program

Debbie Balika, a local biologist and former HHLPOA director, has done an analysis of water transparency and phosphorus content for us (see the attached slides).  Why are these important to cottagers?  Water transparency is monitored periodically throughout the spring, summer and fall as an early indicator of algal blooms or the presence of invasive species.  […]