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 […]

Abandoned Dock Program

Over the years it seems that there are more and more docks pulled up on MNR Big Hawk Lake and Little Hawk Lake shorelines that appeared to be abandoned. After 70+ years of seasonal property ownership and enjoyment of our lakes, it makes sense that owners have had to replace docks; things just deteriorate. Most […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Practical Lake Protector Tips from the CHA

We all care about the health of our lakes but who is looking after lake health?  Governments of all stripes are cutting back on the people and programs that used to protect our lakes and give us up to date data on lake health indicators. Lake associations can help fill this void but only if […]

Water Quality Working Group update

From Debbie Balika: This past weekend the Water Quality Working Group (WQWG) experienced a wet, but successful water quality data collection on each of our lakes. Our data collection included a dissolved oxygen depth profile on each lake.         We also collected plankton (free floating organisms within the water column) samples at 3 […]

Water quality and what we’re doing about it

Your HHLPOA Water Quality Working Group has been hard at work this summer. We have been able to organize data collection teams on all three lakes. We will continue our participation in the Lake Partner Program (, in addition to performing Dissolved Oxygen testing and implementing an Invasive Species monitoring program provided by the Ontario […]