Well, certainly not unexpectedly, the water chestnuts, a prolific foreign species invader discovered last year in our lake, have begun to sprout.  A member reported being on the lake in his kayak and spotting quite a few patches at the far end of the lake and along the shoreline from the boat launch going towards the far end. The leaves, while still small are clearly identifiable with their scalloped borders. "As the shoots are still young, I found that the connection to the leaves broke with what I had not thought was a lot of tugging.  The technique which seemed to be most efficient in lifting up the entire growth all the way to and including the chestnut itself was simply reaching down about a foot to grasp a slightly thicker portion of the tendril and then, rather than tugging, just allow the boat to drift - the slower movement allows for the chestnut to easily lose its grip on the silt at the bottom and the whole plant can be retrieved." (A central water chestnut debris drop-off site is being considered - announcement to membership to follow.)

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Upon full payment, you will receive proof of membership via email. Print one for each member of your household to carry on their person when on Association property. Please take note that only declared members of household and accompanied house guests will be admitted on Association property. 

Boat stickers will only be issued for those boats with a complete description as part of the member application/renewal process. You will be asked to sign for receipt of your boat sticker(s) when collecting such in person from the beach gatekeeper during operating hours.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation. I look forward to seeing you at a 2017 General Meeting.


Dale Borris, President

Look for, Astronomy Night, to be announced on short notice.

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Beach Fence

Collected: $329.00
Goal: $5,000.00

Building of Lodge

Collected: $1,227.50
Goal: $20,000.00

Fishing Stock

Collected: $552.00
Goal: $1,000.00
2017 -$324 June 24 restocking expense. (add $133 remaining from 2016)

Legal Fund

Collected: $367.00
Goal: $5,000.00

Youth +Tennis Lessons

Collected: $896.00
Goal: $2,000.00
2017 Tennis -$147.48 expenses, Carnival +$539 Ticket Sales, -$244 expenses. (add $263.77 remaining balance from 2016)

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