Two weeks to go!Â 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.Â David Africk has generously agreed to welcome us back to the beach club where last year’s meeting was held.Â Registration and light refreshments will be offered at 9:30am, the meeting will start at 10:00am, and we plan to have lunch and then conclude around 2 pm.Â We will ask each attendee to donate an optional $5 towards food costs.
Our featured speaker will be Chris Doyle, CLM, a lake manager from Allied Biological, Inc.Â He’ll discuss lake plants and management options.Â We have two local lakes speakers:Â Lorraine Janus will discuss Peach Lake, and Joe Montuori will talk about harvesting water chestnut on Kirk LakeÂ (association website).Â I’ll talk briefly about some state and regional meetings, and tell you about the upcoming Hydrilla Hunt!
After lunch, Chris will run a plant id workshop.Â He’ll have some samples of native and invasive plants from various lakes.Â Please bring any aquatic plants that you would like identified – Chris hasn’t been stumped yet!
Please respond (via Contact Us link) if you are planning to attend, as it helps our planning process.Â I’m pleased that so far about 30 people have said they plan to attend, so I look forward to a good meeting.Â Also, please extend the invitation to others on your association boards and committees to join us at 9:30am on July 19, 2013.
I hope to see you there!
Please let me know if you have any questions.