Lakes seminar

MAYLANDS’ ailing lakes and how to address their degradation will be the focus of an information session this coming Monday, October 24.

The session follows a 12-month water quality study, with consultants preparing a range of options on how to deal with toxic levels of algae and contamination from the old brickworks.

• More than 80 locals turned up to a lakes crisis meeting earlier this year, forming the Friends of Maylands Lakes in its wake. Photo by Roger Tomlins

• More than 80 locals turned up to a lakes crisis meeting earlier this year, forming the Friends of Maylands Lakes in its wake. Photo by Roger Tomlins

Chlorinated

Whatever the council-led option for the recovery, residents will be asked to take some responsibility.

Over-use of fertilisers on lawns and gardens is leading to algal blooms, one neighbour was spotted emptying his chlorinated swimming pool into storm drains which go straight to the lakes, while another resident’s pooch was spotted running around the reserve with a tortoise in its mouth.

The information session is at 6.45pm at the Rise.

To register attendance call Wardia on 9272 0654.

Meanwhile the Friends of Maylands Lakes, which residents formed earlier this year at a lakes crisis meeting called by Cr Catherine Ehrhardt, is now up and running and has a website at http://www.friendsofmaylandslakes.org

by DAVID BELL

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