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!Â 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.Â Chris Doyle, CLM, from SOLitude Lake Management, will talk about searching for invasive plants.Â 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.Â
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.Â 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) and let me know, as a count of attendees is essential for our planning process.Â
I’ll send out reminders and directions as we get closer to the conference date.Â Meanwhile, let me know if you have any questions. See you then!