The MLA, in partnership with the MVCA and Queens University undertook an Ecological Modeling project. The resultant 3D model will facilitate simulation of future states of the lake with respect to blue green algae growth.
Fish Habitat Creation
The lake is known for its recreational cool and warm water fishery, particularly: Walleye, Northern Pike, and Small and Largemouth Bass. The lake is also a popular destination for year-round fishing from over 1200 permanent and seasonal properties, as well as day users.
As development on the lake increases, the amount of woody debris along the shorelines and in the lake is decreasing. This debris is a healthy component of lake environments and it provides habitat for fish, turtles, birds, invertebrates and more.
In view of the value placed upon clean fresh water by our members (the #1 value, by far), the MLA is dedicated to ensuring that water contamination is monitored and reduced and/or eliminated.
Spongy Moth (aka Gypsy Moth)
The MLA has been tracking the progress of the Spongy Moth, previously called the Gypsy Moth. So far this year it appears that Spongy Moth activity around the lake is greatly reduced from 2021.
Western Chorus Frog Survey
In conjunction with Blazing Star Environmental, Trent University and Environment and Climate Change Canada, volunteers with the MLA conducted a survey for Western Chorus Frogs around Mississippi Lake in 2021. Western Chorus Frogs are a threatened species in Canada and the MLA had no data regarding the frog and its presence on our lake.