The TEA Beach officially opens this weekend under social distancing restrictions. NY State requires all who visit a beach have a mask that can be used in case the beach gets too crowded. Please use common sense, be aware of … Continue reading
May 30, 2018
Comments Off on Sunday June 10th TEA Summer Kickoff Party
As you start planning for the early summer – add The TEA Summer Kickoff BBQ to your plans! Join us on SUNDAY, June 10 from 3 – 7pm on at the Truesdale Lake Drive beach. As a reminder, the TEA … Continue reading
August 29, 2017
Comments Off on Diet For A Small Lake – FREE book download
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 2009 edition which is the latest update.
The physical book is published at cost – hardcover is $25 and paperback copies sell for $15 if you want something to hold on to (order form here). The publication is 318 pages and chock full of useful information for homeowners and other stakeholders in the lake area. This pdf version of it contains the whole book.
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December 29, 2016
Comments Off on Truesdale Lake Update – December 2016
Sharing this note from David Sachs, TLPOA President, about results from some testing and lake plans for next summer. More to come in regular updates:
Truesdale Lake Update – 2016-12-29
Greetings and Happy Hanukah and Merry Christmas to you all. I hope that you are having ample time to spend with friends and family and food this week and..
I wanted to provide you all with a quick update about Truesdale Lake and plans for this coming summer – even though there is currently a lot of ice on the lake.
First of all, the copper study that was mandated by NYS DEC has been completed by Pond and Lake Connection. They took 26 samples from the lake bottom… (more at link to website) Continue reading
June 21, 2016
Comments Off on Lake Management Presentation by Christian Jenne from SUNY Oneonta
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)
June 15, 2016
Comments Off on Lake Meeting June 16th
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
April 29, 2016
Comments Off on 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
March 31, 2016
Comments Off on Article Link: Plants to Use and Avoid When Planting a Vegetative Buffer
Allied Biological has merged with another company and renamed itself SOLitude.
SOLitude is the company we contract with to apply herbicides and algaecides to the lake in the spring and summer as needed. They also test the water and perform plant surveys periodically as well. SOLitude works with our Lake Management Committee to develop a lake treatment plan for each summer.
You can read more about our Lake Management Committee here. The Lake Management Committee is made up of residents of the lake community who are dedicated to sustainable management of our wonderful lake.
The SOLitude website has some helpful articles including this one (excerpt here):
“Recommended Plants to Use and Avoid When Establishing a Vegetative Buffer
Lake and pond issues often start on land. When it rains, stormwater runoff accumulates a significant amount of nutrients such as phosphorus and nitrogen before draining into your waterbody. This can lead to water quality issues like foul odor, poor water clarity and algae blooms. Having an established vegetative buffer surrounding your lake or pond not only helps filter these harmful nutrients, but also provides shoreline stability and helps prevent erosion. And by reducing the inflow of sediment into your waterbody, a well-maintained buffer can help prolong or even prevent the need for future dredging.
Additionally, vegetative buffers create an excellent habitat for dragonflies and other natural predators that feed on mosquitoes and their larvae, thus leading to improved mosquito control around your lake or pond. Buffers are also a major deterrent to nuisance Canada Geese and can prevent them from becoming full time residents on your property…. [Read more at website]”
Their site also has many other useful resources. Continue reading
March 30, 2016
Comments Off on TEA Spring Membership Meeting April 4th
The TEA Annual Spring Membership Meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 4th, 2016 at the Horse & Hound on Spring Street. The meeting will be held in the back room. Meet and greet at 7:15 and meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m.
Contact Rob Cummings (914-269-8435) to RSVP for the meeting or email email@example.com.
Agenda is on the mailing sent to all TEA Members in Good Standing a few weeks back. In addition, an email was sent to all members where we have your email address. Continue reading
May 22, 2015
Comments Off on Summer Kickoff Party
June 13th Summer Kickoff Party Open House — From 3-7pm on Saturday June 13th we will welcome in the summer season at the TEA Beach on Truesdale Lake Drive. All lake area residents welcome.
If you are interested in helping to plan this event, please get in touch with Lisa Capobianco by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject “Kickoff Party.”
We will supply the burgers, hot dogs, buns, and soft beverages. You supply the rest (desserts, chips, non-soft beverages, etc.). We will kick off the summer in style! Continue reading