Truesdale Lake  

South Salem, New York

May 22, 2016
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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 (fablesx2@optonline.net) 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!

Jan

Links:

http://www.thesedgewoodclub.com/
http://www.threelakescouncil.org/
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March 1, 2016
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NYSFOLA Conference April 29-May 1: The Water is Great in New York State

From the New York State Federation of Lake Associations (NYSFOLA) below about the annual conference April 29th – May 1st, 2016 at the White Eagle Conference Center in Hamilton, NY:

“Greetings NYSFOLA Members!

“The Water is Great in New York State” 2016 Annual Conference agenda is now on our website at www.nysfola.org. We have a few of the NYSFOLA “standards” for first time attendees as well as some new additions that we think you’ll enjoy!

For fun, we have a “Paint a Lake” event on Friday night, but you must hurry if you want to bring out your inner artist. Parrticipation is limited to the first 20 registrants. We will also be having a Live Wine Auction, featuring the Seneca and Cayuga Wine Trails. This will take place on Saturday night after the banquet. All proceeds benefit NYSFOLA. Don’t forget to bring something for the annual Silent Auction. It’s always a fun event that benefits the organization.

We are looking forward to this annual reunion of NYSFOLA members from across the state. If you’ve never been to a NYSFOLA conference, we hope that you will make this your year.

We are still accepting nominations for the 2016 Lake Steward Awards. Has someone gone “above and beyond the call of duty” for your lake association? Tell us about them. Awards will be presented at the banquet on Saturday evening.

Also, don’t forget to submit your newsletter for the 2016 Newsletter awards. We enjoy reading your news, and you might win a prize! All submissions must be received at the NYSFOLA office by April 15th.

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September 6, 2015
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Field Guide to Invasive Plants

If you have ever wondered plants in Truesdale Lake are invasive, this free PDF booklet will tell you. We have a couple in the book but not many. One of the reasons we have boat stickers is to keep tabs on boats and avoid transporting invasive species into the lake that are not present already.

PDF Book Available for Download at link. 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

December 16, 2013
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Free Lake Management Book: Diet for a Small Lake

The classic lake management book ‘Diet for a Small Lake‘ has been made available as a free pdf download. Originally published in 1990 — this is the updated 2009 edition. The physical book is published at cost – hardcover is … Continue reading

July 8, 2013
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NY Federation of Lakes Association Meeting Friday July 19th

Two weeks to go!  A reminder that our next regional Federation of Lakes Association (FOLA) meeting is scheduled for Friday, July 19, at the Sedgewood Club on the shores of China Lake in Carmel, NY.  David Africk has generously agreed … Continue reading