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15 May

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Resident’s Concern Addressed.

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A Resident made an inquiry about ground water at the United Soil Restoration Project Site so United Soils has shared these study results with us.

 Protocol Control officer , Lori Loughlin-Pilato demonstrating random soil testing performed regularly on site

Protocol Control officer , Lori Loughlin-Pilato demonstrating random soil testing performed regularly on site

One of seven monitoring wells strategically positioned on the site to ensure water quality is maintained

One of seven monitoring wells strategically positioned on the site to ensure water quality is maintained

Golder Associated Ltd. has completed baseline groundwater monitoring at the Lee Sand & Gravel property located at 14245 Ninth Line, Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville, Ontario (referred to as the “Site”) to determine the chemical quality of the on-Site groundwater.  The baseline study conducted in 2012 consisted of installation of monitoring wells around the perimeter of the Site with additional monitoring wells in the central area of the Site. In August 2012, the reported concentration of phosphorus in these monitoring wells were less than the laboratory detection limit (<50 micrograms per Litre).  In addition, based on groundwater elevation data and groundwater monitoring events completed between 2012 and 2014, groundwater has consistently been found to flow in a south-southwesterly direction (i.e., away from Musselman’s Lake).

Based on our current understanding and findings, it is unlikely that phosphorus levels in Musselman’s Lake (located approximately 900 m north-northwest of the Site) are affected by the activities at the Lee Sand & Gravel Site. We note that inorganic phosphorous in groundwater is typically present as orthophosphate, which is not particularly mobile in groundwater.  Further, the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority’s report on Musselman’s Lake  identified runoff from agricultural land, urban stormwater runoff, and discharges from improperly functioning septic systems as significant contributors of phosphorus to the Lake .

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01 May

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Community Pulls Together On Earth Day

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MLRA Earth Day Community Clean Event Was A Great Success

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Earthday_inheritWe would like to extend a our sincere thanks to all of our sponsors and everyone from our community who came out to help support our annual Musselman’s Lake Earth Day Community Clean-up.

Saturday April 25th was a great day here at the Lake and through your efforts and generosity we all made a positive, noticeable difference to our community and the environment.

Thank you all for your contributions and for dedicating your time and hard work to help make our Community Clean-up a success and a day to remember.  We couldn’t have done it without you!

This event was made possible with the help of:Photo6

Tiny Seedlings for providing the fantastic catered meal that we all enjoyed.

United Soils for providing the garbage bins and garbage bags and staff to help clean up.  United soils also graciously donated their Photo3sweeper to remove as much sand and debris left over from winter and keep it from washing into our precious lake.

George at the Coolest Little Ice Cream shop for all of his help.

Mike and Most Excellent Productions for doing all of the sound and keeping us entertained.

Cedar Beach Resort for providing a great location to host our event and all of the equipment and staff.

We would also like to thank Ravenshoe group for all of their online support and their help in keeping our community up to date and informed!Photo2

This year we collected a staggering amount of garbage out of the lake by our water teams and off the roads and ditches that surround our community.  In total we removed 2 full bins totalling over 40 yards of garbage!

We also collected 10 great bikes that were donated that same day to Africycle and will be on their way to Africa making a huge difference to the children those bikes reach.

We collected 47lbs of used batteries that were taken to a recycling center and that we kept out of our landfill.  The sweeper made great progress and removed tons, literally tons of material from our roads that will never wash into our lake.

Well done everyone! We have a lot to be proud of.  Without the great support of all of you this event never would have happened, pat yourselves on the back!

Stay tuned to the website for important updates as we keep you informed on what is happening in our community.

 

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MLRA Earth Day “Spring Clean” Event 2013

 

22 Apr

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Happy Earth Day

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International Earth Day is today. Our Community Spring Clean is now only a few days away and we have some exciting news!

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We have been working with Tiny Seedlings and they have graciously offered to donate a fantastic lunch for everyone who helps out.  This year it won’t be the usual, hot dogs.   This year we get to warm up with homemade chili and corn on the cob!  Thank you Tiny Seedlings!

United Soils has not only offered to supply the garbage bags and gloves that we needed but will also be supplying 2 garbage bins for all the waste we are going to collect.

One of our concerns for the Lake is water runoff and the sediment that it carries into the Lake.  After a long winter there is a lot of sediment along the sides of the roads that needs to be picked up.  When we presented this concern to United Soils they once again stepped up to help our community and offered to use their street sweeper to clean the areas of concern!  The sooner we can get the gravel and sand off the road, the more of it we can keep out of our Lake!

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8th Annual MLRA Earth Day Community Spring Clean Event

We will be collecting used bikes for Africycle, if you have a used bike laying around please drop it off knowing that it is going for a great cause.  There is more information about where these bikes go after you donate them at www.africycle.org.

Are you collecting used batteries but don’t know what to do with them…..bring them by and lets keep them out of the landfill, let us dispose of them for you!

If you have a boat that you can’t get out of the water or a dock that is garbage don’t leave it in the lake, email us and we will come by and help you remove it.

Cedar Beach Park will be providing large recycle bins for everything from metal to plastic, lets keep as much out of landfill as possible.

Can’t wait to see everyone Saturday morning, come early for coffee and we get to end with a great lunch and entertainment by Most Excellent Productions!

Should be a fantastic Day!!

Don’t forget, today, that is actually Earth Day please take time to think of our community and our environment and what YOU can do to make a difference.

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MLRA Earth Day “Spring Clean” Event 2013

17 Apr

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The MLRA, 8th Annual Earth Day “Community Spring Clean” Event    Cedar Beach Park, Musselman’s Lake – Sat. April 25th, 2015 from 9am to noon. 

Due to overwhelming community support the MLRA is having it’s 8th Annual MLRA Earth Day Event! Wow…hard to believe that it’s been 8 years for this extremely successful community event. Please come out and enjoy the fun! Bring the whole family.

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The MLRA would like to thank everyone for their continued support. It is much appreciated.

 

 

 

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27 Jun

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MOTHER NATURE UNITES

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Deer Gives Birth At United Soils

United Soils Management sign announces the birth of a fawn

United Soils Management sign announces the birth of a deer

United Soils Management is currently in the process of restoring the old Lee Sand & Gravel Pit back to farmland that will include a woodlot. While this is being done Alec Cloke, the owner of United Soils,  has been doing everything he can to minimize any possible disruption to our community. It seems that Mother Nature thinks he has been doing a great job of it. Friday June 20, 2014 a deer gave birth to her baby only about four and a half meters (15 feet) from the road on the site near the main gate.

Congratulations Alec Cloke on Mother Nature giving you her seal of approval for a job well done.

16 May

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EARTH DAY IN A BIG WAY

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United Soils Management Did Its Part On Earth Day

Alec Cloke of United Soils Management always does things in a big way and Earth Day was no exception. Mr. Cloke pulled out the heavy equipment to clean up the roadside ditches and to do some additional landscaping. The men were eager to be doing their part and once they saw the difference they were making, the clean-up efforts were extended to include neighbouring properties.

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Earth Day in a BIG way at United Soils Management

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Earth Day in a BIG way at United Soils Management – roadside ditches were cleaned out

Earth Day In A Big Way

Earth Day in a BIG way at United Soils Management – even some landscaping was done to spruce things up a bit

 

 

 

06 Dec

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TOWN COUNCIL’S DECISION BENEFITS OUR COMMUNITY

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Town Council approves United Soils Management’s Permit Application 

Lee Sand & Gravel Pit site circa 1950 prior to excavations

Lee Sand and Gravel Pit Restoration Project will be returned to the way it was in this circa 1950 photo thanks to efforts by United Soil Management and the Town of Stouffville

United Soils Management’s  Fill Permit application to restore the Lee Sand & Gravel Pit back to farmland with a woodlot was approved by Town Council on Tuesday, December 3rd. We will gradually be saying good-bye to the hole in the ground and hello farmland.

We must thank United Soils Management for taking all possible measures to ensure that the Lee Sand & Gravel Pit Restoration Project will have minimum daily impact on the community and virtually no impact on weekends. Mr. Alec Cloke, his team of experts and the Town Staff are all to be commended for working together diligently to develop a very comprehensive set of rules governing the restoration of a pit operation.

Anyone who has had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Alec Cloke owner of United Soils management knows this is a man of his word whose commitment to the communities in which he carries out his business is nothing short of amazing.

Here is just a partial list of organizations and events that United Soils graciously sponsors in our community. They include Food Bank, The Legion, Local skating club, Local Hockey, Winter Carnival, and the Fall Fair. In addition they sponsor at least four contests a year for kids that require them to think about Canada and/or their families.

In conclusion United Soils Management is not only setting the Gold Standard in Pit Restoration but also the Gold Standard in being a great corporate citizen. In other words a great addition to our community.

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Lee Sand & Gravel Restoration Project Sets A New Standard (part two of three parts)

Lee Sand & Gravel Restoration Project Sets A New Standard (final part of three part interview with the MLRA)

 

 

21 Nov

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Town Council To Make Final Decision On United Soils Management’s Permit Application At Council Meeting On Tuesday December 3 at 7:00 pm

United Soils Management’s  Fill Permit application to restore the Lee Sand & Gravel Pit back to farmland with a woodlot comes before Town Council for final approval. If all goes well we can say goodbye to the hole in the ground and hello woodlot.

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04 Oct

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GOOD NEIGHBOUR MAKES A CLEAN SWEEP

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United Soils Management Bought A New Street Sweeper/Cleaner And Modified It For Maximum Effectiveness.

United Soils Management's new street cleaner/sweeper

United Soils Management’s new street cleaner/sweeper
Photo – Dan Wigmore

United Soils Management has followed through with its promise to ensure that street cleaning is a priority. Owner, Alec Cloke has purchased a street sweeper/cleaner and modified it to maximize its effectiveness. Mr. Cloke had a special water tank fitted to the sweeper. This controls the amount of water being used in the cleaning process and keeps it to a minimum based on the road conditions at any given time. You will never be driving through a muddy mess that conventional street cleaners can leave behind. United Soils Management also has a full time operator on staff that spends five hours a day cleaning Ninth Line. I think we can safely say that in keeping with United Soils “Gold Standard” policy, Mr. Cloke has set a “Gold Standard” for street cleaning.