On Thursday, June 16th, Christian Jenne presented his preliminary findings on the state of Truesdale Lake. Slides from his presentation are below. His final written report – which is also his Masters in Lake Management thesis for the SUNY Oneonta Masters in Lake Management program – we anticipate will be published in September 2016.
Click below to view slides. (these are available at lake website in this article)
Reminder: Two meetings on Thursday evening 6/16 at the South Salem Presbyterian Church.
1.) TLPOA members will meet from 7 – 8 p.m. — to review TLPOA matters (our budget, our water system, our plans for the coming year). **This first meeting is only for TLPOA members.**
2.) Then, at 8:15 – all those interested in Truesdale Lake are invited for the second meeting. Christian Jenne (from the SUNY Oneonta lake management team – who has been working with us for the past two years) — will make a presentation — and then we will have some time for questions and to discuss “next steps.”
The second meeting is open to all lake residents and will run from 8:15 until about 9:45. Continue reading →
May 22, 2016
by rob Comments Off on Regional FOLA lakes meeting 7/22 at China Lake in Carmel
A note below from Janet Anderson who is an active member of the Three Lakes Council (Waccabuc/Rippowam/Oscaleta) in Lewisboro:
Hello lake folk!
Save the date! This year’s Regional FOLA lakes meeting will be Friday, July 22, at the Sedgewood Club on the shores of China Lake in Carmel. We are grateful to David Africk and the club for inviting us back to this wonderful location.
The meeting will start at 9:30 and will conclude about 2 pm. Lunch will be available. The cost to attend is $5 per person.
We have a great line up of speakers so far. Our featured morning speaker is Greg Boyer, who is a world expert on Algae and Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs). Greg, from SUNY ESF, screens algae and toxin for almost all of the lakes in NY. Chris Doyle, CLM, from SOLitude Lake Management, will talk about searching for invasive plants. He’ll once again bring samples of native and invasive plants. Chris and I will present a protocol so volunteers can search for invasive plants and identify the plants on your lake. Chris is also willing to answer any lake management questions you may have.
We have time for another short presentation. In the past we’ve had lake volunteers talk about their lake and activities, and that has been very well received. If you would like to share the story of your lake at this meeting, please get in touch. And there will be time for networking with other lake users in the area.
If you are planning to attend, please respond (firstname.lastname@example.org) and let me know, as a count of attendees is essential for our planning process.
I’ll send out reminders and directions as we get closer to the conference date. Meanwhile, let me know if you have any questions. See you then!
Truesdale Lake Property Owners Association (TLPOA) and Truesdale Estates Association (TEA) will continue the Lake Management Program for Truesdale Lake in 2016. The Program is intended to control pondweeds (Potamogeton crispus and P. foliosus) and algae, thus improving water quality conditions as well as the recreational and aesthetic value of the lake. We hope to bring a more natural balance to the lake in 2016 by reducing the herbicide treatment allowing a moderate growth of pondweeds in an effort to offset the significant algae growth we have seen over the past few seasons.
>Note: Mark June 16th as Lake Management Day:
> – 7-8pm TLPOA Annual Meeting (TLPOA Members only please)
> – 8:15 – 9:45pm presentation at South Salem Presbyterian Church on Lake Management status – all lake residents welcome
The Program is being carried out by NYSDEC certified personnel from the lake management firm SŌLitude Lake Management, (formerly ALLIED BIOLOGICAL INC.), registered with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (16506). NYSDEC permit applications will be submitted requesting approval for the application of the herbicide Aquathol-K (endothall) and the algaecide Copper sulfate.
Treatments are anticipated to occur between April 1 and August 31, 2016 and will proceed only after the issuance of NYSDEC permits and authorization from the Client. Aquatic pesticide applications will only occur if sufficient aquatic vegetation is present to warrant treatment and favorable weather conditions exist. Prior notification of the exact dates of treatment will be provided to the Association and NYSDEC 7 days prior to treatment and by shoreline posting on the day of application. Water use restrictions are as follows: Continue reading →
December 9, 2015
by rob Comments Off on Lake Manager Talk December 10th at 7:30pm
Forwarding a note From David Sachs via Next-door Truesdale website:
“Good afternoon on this overcast and damp and chilly December afternoon. Just a quick reminder – Michael Martin from Princeton Hydro will be speaking tomorrow evening – about lake management in general and Truesdale Lake in specific.
We will begin at 7:30 promptly and will end, I would assume, about 9 or 9:30. Michael has managed lakes for 30 years, and has a lot of interesting ideas to share. Some are similar to things you have heard before, and others are new and different. Come and join us if you can.”
Link to note: https://truesdalelake.nextdoor.com/news_feed/?post=18989295 Continue reading →
May 18, 2015
by rob Comments Off on June 18th – TLPOA Annual Meeting plus Combined Lakewide Meeting Afterwards
Allied is planning to treat the lake with Aquathol K for weeds this Thursday, May 14th (weather permitting). We will leave the lake level low until Thursday since it will have to be held in for 14 days after treatment. This will maximize the effectiveness of the treatment by not letting the herbicide spill out of the lake. This means on May 14th we will be putting the boards in the dam to raise the lake level to summer heights. (more information at site) Continue reading →
April 28, 2015
by rob Comments Off on Lake Survey Report – April 27, 2015
I have scanned in and posted below a great article titled “My Poor Little Lake” about Blue-Green algae and lakes it has affected across New York State. The article was written by Scott Kisbaugh and Karen Stainbrook who both work … Continue reading →
October 17, 2014
by rob Comments Off on Lake Health Article
DO YOUR PART TO PRESERVE THE HEALTH OF OUR LAKE “Treat the Earth well. It was not given to you by your parents; it was loaned to you by your children.” -Ecologist Lee Talbot, quoting an ancient proverb What you … Continue reading →