Just a reminder - Lake Isle is still catch and release - zero (0) fish of any species in the lake can be kept
Please pass this information on to other boaters you see fishing on the lake.
To assist in getting information out to all LIAMS members, please give us your Email address.
This contact information will not be used for any other purpose than for Newsletters and any unforeseen emergencies
that could affect the lake.
Do you have new neighbours here at the lake? Maybe help them out with a few do's and don'ts about lake living.
How about introducing them to our Webpage and the information it contains?
News just in from Kevin regarding Harvesting fees are $220.00 plus GST. Cost is $231.00 plus don't
forget your annual LIAMS dues - $10.00.
Remember...harvest time is from July 1 to September 30 only. There is no vegetation harvesting before July 1st allowed!
If you do cut your own lake vegetation it must be removed from the lake and disposed of. It cannot be allowed to remain on the shoreline.
UPDATE - JUNE 27, 2015
On June 26th, representatives from several Alberta Government departments - Wildlife & Fisheries, Agriculture as well as reps from Parkland and Ste. Anne counties and reps from
the Lutheran Camp, Silver Sands and South View, took part in a whole lake survey for a very aggressive invasive plant known as Flowering Rush. A complete survey of the entire 52.8Km
It was determined from the survey that the whole west end of the lake from Kokomoko around to Jones Beach is affected.
Please see https://www.abinvasives.ca/images/uploadsfile/120402%2019_25x9%20AquaticsBrochure.pdf
August 10, 2015
Information about SWIMMERS ITCH.
The following information was copied from the ALMS latest update and was from a study by
Michelle Gordy, PhD student at the University of Alberta, who received the 2015 ALMS Scholarship.
Besides the heat and
drought-like conditions, swimmer's itch has been a hot topic this summer
in Alberta! If you are unfamiliar, swimmer's itch is an allergic skin
rash caused by skin penetration from flatworm parasites (trematodes)
that naturally infect snails and birds in aquatic ecosystems.
rash can be incredibly itchy and easily ruin a vacation, but does not
have long-lasting ill health effects. Through the use of our online
survey at swimmersitch.ca,
we've received over 243 swimmer's itch reports from across Canada this
summer, so far, and a previous 436 reports from the previous two
summers. We now have a pretty good idea of how many lakes are affected
in Alberta and other parts of the country, but as word about the website
increases, so does our view of just how expansive this condition really
addition to collecting surveys from swimmer's about their most recent
case of the itch, we have been conducting a multi-year, longitudinal
survey to sample aquatic snails across six central, high-use,
recreational lakes in Alberta: Lake Isle, Lac la Nonne, Wabamun Lake,
Pigeon lake, Buffalo Lake, and Gull Lake. Over the past two years, we
have learned that there are three primary snail species that host at
least five different species of schistosome (trematodes known to cause
itch). In addition, we have found over 30 other trematode species that
infect five snail species at these same lakes, which has huge
implications for how likely or unlikely it is to find a swimmer's itch
causing parasite. We are currently in the process of collecting more
snails to look for parasites this summer at the same lakes so we can
look for trends across a three year data set. Currently, we are
summarizing the data from the past two summers in a report to be
submitted for publication later this month.
why does swimmer's itch occur where it does? And how do we know when it
is risky to swim? Well, answering these questions is the focus of my
Ph.D. research. I want to understand when and where swimmer's itch
occurs, who the culprits are (as in snail and parasite species), and
what environmental (or other) factors may be used as indicators of peaks
in transmission. The ultimate goal will be to predict peak transmission
periods and communicate this to swimmers and other lake users.
Please come and learn more at the presentation at the ALMS Annual General Meeting on September 3, 2015 or visit swimmersitch.ca.
Please mark your calenders :
LIAMS Annual General Meeting on Saturday May 28 @ 10 AM
located at the Lutheran Seniors Center RR 62 & highway 633.
Please post if possible. If you are no longer the rep in your area,
please forward on.
Due to an error in not getting the ad in the Voice and the number of
reps not available for the AGM dated May 28 at the Lutheran Seniors
Center, we will be postponing this meeting. Membership remains at $10
per year. I will send the harvesting fee amount to you as soon as I hear
from Kevin. If possible, when getting info from participants, please
include email addresses. We need a secretary to take minutes at our
meetings and a few other duties.
Thank you very much,
Just received the info from Kevin, 236.00 an hour including GST, don't
forget that a $10.00 membership must be added to that.
2016 Update on Flowering Rush Infestation
All – thank you for your assistance and attention
to this important issue! Please see attached map of expanding flowering
rush population at Lake Isle, demonstrating a nearly 50% increase from
last year’s survey. We are looking here at
only the coverage of shoreline infested (17% in 2015 to 33% in 2016,
which is a conservative estimate). I wanted to share this with you –
feel free to pass on to stakeholders and colleagues. We’ll be planning
an annual survey in the early summer (likely June
again), so really need volunteers like you to assist in our efforts.
This season our control trials were conducted as planned, and we’ll be
moving forward with grant applications and approvals this winter to
scale up treatment before this aquatic invasive
plant is found throughout the lake and downstream as well.
Aquatic Invasive Species Specialist, Fish & Wildlife Policy Branch
Alberta Environment & Parks
2nd floor, Great West Life Building
9920 108 St. Edmonton, Alberta, T5K 2M4
780-427-7791 (office) 780-289-2760 (cell)
AIS HOTLINE: 1-855-336-BOAT