Truesdale Lake  

South Salem, New York

May 22, 2016
by rob

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 ( 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!


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April 29, 2016
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2016 Lake Treatment Notification

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
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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.”

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May 18, 2015
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June 18th – TLPOA Annual Meeting plus Combined Lakewide Meeting Afterwards

Note from David Sachs:
-TLPOA Annual Meeting June 18th 7pm-8pm. (TLPOA Members only)
-Lakewide meeting 8:15-9:30pm.

Both are at South Salem Presbyterian Church (aka The White Church).

See website for more details. Original post by David here:

Note: TLPOA members only for the 7-8pm portion of the evening. Continue reading

May 11, 2015
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Treatments May 14th and May 28th

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

November 18, 2014
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Blue Green Algae Article in NY State Conservationist Magazine April 2014

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 13, 2014
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September Lake Management Presentation

On Sunday, September 21st, TLPOA President David Sachs presented the current state of our lake to a packed house at the Cyrus Russell House in Cross River, NY. In case you missed the presentation, we have posted the slides in … Continue reading