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]”
Truesdale Lake has two large associations and one small association. In addition there are about a dozen riparian houses (i.e. on the lake) but in none of the associations. We call these “unaffiliated” households. Below is a map of the associations, click … Continue reading →
October 13, 2014
by rob Comments Off on 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 →
July 31, 2014
by rob Comments Off on Docks on Truesdale Lake
Truesdale Lake is a man-made lake. For most natural lakes in New York State, the lake bottom is owned by the state. This is not the case for Lake Truesdale. Since it was originally farmland prior to the damming of the lake, the … Continue reading →
July 23, 2014
by rob Comments Off on Clambake August 2nd
The TLPOA Clambake will be held on Saturday August 2 (or August 3 in case of rain) on the Gilbert Street beach starting at 7pm. It is a fun event — and this year Captain John’s will be catering it. … Continue reading →
October 9, 2012
by rob Comments Off on Nextdoor Truesdale Neighborhood Website
Nextdoor Truesdale is an private website for neighbors in the Truesdale Lake area. If you are in one of the lake associations, you should join in. To date 86 members have signed up. Join up with the Nextdoor site via the … Continue reading →
January 27, 2012
by rob Comments Off on Proposed Lake Management Program 2012
All residents in the Truesdale deeded lake rights households (as well as downstream households) will receive a letter about our Proposed Lake Management Program for 2012. The letter can be found here along with links to the various herbicides our treatment company … Continue reading →