Fire Permits:   The protocol for permits changed in 2021.  For your ANNUAL permit call 613-267-2596 to register and obtain your burn permit by phone.
  • Burn permits must now be obtained each year.
  • An open-air burn permit includes but is not limited to campfires, firepits, chimineas, incinerators (burn barrels), and outdoor fireplaces.
  • All residential fires must be less than 30″ in height and diameter.
    You are not required to phone in when you are having a campfire. Please “google” Drummond North Elmsley Tay Valley Fire Rescue Burn Permits to reach the website to register online for your annual fire permit.

Dish on Fish Part 2 by Paul Seidl


2020  June  July  September 

We’d like to get to know you. Tell us about your cottage life by
sending us (the FLPOA executive) a favourite picture of you, your cottage, or your shoreline. How long you’ve been at Farren Lake. What do you like to do – fish, swim, boat, hike, entertain….? Where are you on the lake – south or north shore?
(Please keep it under 150 words and sent . We’ll put it on our e website.
New Bolingbroke Estates – North Shore

“Forests Under Attack”. The history, dispersal, and management of gypsy moth.  Copy this webinar link into your browser to learn more –

The European Gypsy Moth or Lymantria dispar is now commonly known as Spongy Moth.  Defoliation is expected in 2022. 

One of the issues of importance, as we head into the 2021 lake season, is the gypsy moth infestation of 2020.  Please find attached a very informative PowerPoint presentation. This presentation was part of the Eastern Ontario Model Forest Winter Woodlot Conference held on Feb 3, 2021.  The author and presenter, Eric Boysen from the New Leaf Forest Service of Maberly, kindly allowed the public sharing of his overview of the local gypsy moth situation.  Thank you also to Farren Lake cottager, Greg Clark, for bringing my attention to this excellent presentation.

Please take the time to scroll through the panels for clearly worded and useful information. You will find straightforward suggestions for the management of gypsy moth egg masses, caterpillars and adult moths to help limit defoliation on your property.

Suggestions, questions or information regarding the gypsy moth situation at Farren Lake may be addressed to  Don’t wait until you see caterpillar damage to do  Battle With Your Gypsy Moths