WE ARE COMMITTED TO THE LONG TERM HEALTH AND ENJOYMENT OF WOLFE LAKE
In an effort to facilitate spawning Walleye at a juncture of Scanlan Creek below a pair of twin culverts, the Wolfe Lake (Wesport) Association has spearheaded a new spawning bed restoration project.
Eurasian Water Milfoil crowd out native plants, reducing biodiversity, diminishes fish habitat and negatively impacts wetland habitats. Dense mats form near the surface. They entangle boat propellers and interfere with swimming and fishing. As a result, Eurasian Water Milfoil can adversely affects, boating, swimming, water quality and lake habitat.
Eurasian Water Milfoil is a huge problem in Ontario lakes. The spread and density of the invasive bottom vegetation species seem to increase each year and Wolfe Lake is no exception.
One way to eradicate milfoil is by natural preditors. Weevils thrive on destroying the weed, but don't affect the ecological environment of the native species. WLA is creating their own Weevil Farm to bring up the population in Wolfe Lake to fight Eurasian Water Milfoil. Learn more at the 2019 AGM Meeting.
Sponsor: Wolfe Lake (Westport) Association (WLA)
Volunteers: Bruce Maynard, Bill Garland, Peter, Neve
Photos of the Weevil Farm Start Up
Your Lake Association Group has been working on this issue since 2013.
Parks Canada alters water levels of reservoirs keeping in consideration of public safety, the environment, fishery and navigation along the Rideau Canal from Kingston to Ottawa. In response to several questions regarding the depletion of the Wolfe Lake, Parks Canada reported they are guided by old legislation. Parks Canada admitted that low water levels could happen again to maintain the 5' draft for marine traffic.
You can read about Parks Canada's Response in the WLA News Magazine Page 10