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Lake Scugog Enhancement Project Open House

SCUGOG: The Township of Scugog, in partnership with Kawartha Conservation and the Scugog Lake Stewards, has completed a draft design for the Lake Scugog Enhancement Project. The design is based on the preferred solution developed through the recently completed Municipal Class Environmental Assessment. The Project will increase boating access and other recreational uses such as paddling and angling. It will also improve stormwater treatment, enhance tourism, and increase fisheries productivity in Lake Scugog.


The Lake Scugog Enhancement Project (LSEP) aims to improve the water quality and recreational function of Port Perry Bay through the creation of a healthy wetland habitat, waterfront trail, and installation of stormwater management infrastructure.

The range of benefits from this project is broad, including environmental, social, economic, tourism and recreation.


Project objectives include:

・Creating a healthy 1.4-hectare wetland habitat

・Creating a 245m walking trail connecting four fishing platforms along the edge of the wetland

・Enhancing stormwater treatment processes through the installation of oil and grit separators

・Increasing recreation and tourism opportunities through a revitalized outdoor space

・Increasing the navigational depth of Port Perry Bay to 1.8m

・Reducing invasive aquatic plants in Port Perry Bay


Please join us at a Public Open House to review the draft design and provide input for consideration as part of finalizing the design.

The Open House will be held Thursday, May 25th, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Municipal Office located at 181 Perry Street, in Port Perry (Council Chambers, second floor).


The project was initiated by the Healthy Lake Scugog Steering Committee (HLSSC), a Committee of the Council to the Township of Scugog. The HLSSC is comprised of representatives from:

・Port Perry Business Improvement Association

・Scugog Chamber of Commerce

・Kawartha Conservation

・Durham Region

・Durham MP Erin O'Toole

・Durham MPP Todd McCarthy

・Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

・Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation

・Parks Canada / Trent-Severn Waterway

・Scugog Lake Stewards

・Township of Scugog Council, staff, and residents

・Local business owners


Kawartha Conservation is the scientific and technical lead on the Lake Scugog Enhancement Project.

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