Truesdale Lake  

South Salem, New York

May 3, 2022
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Let’s Talk Lakes – Conference & CSLAP training

June 3, 2022; 9am – 2pm • Sedgewood Club, Kent, NY 8:30 registration & networking CSLAP Training 2-4pm Meeting set up in partnership with Cornell Cooperative Extension, the New York Federation of Lake Associations (NYSFOLA), Town of Kent, Putnam County … Continue reading

January 5, 2022
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Lake New Year’s Resolutions for 2022

Some Lake Stewardship Resolutions for the new year: I will join and volunteer with my lake association and make my voice heard and my energy felt during this coming year. I will get my septic tank pumped and inspected. If the … Continue reading

August 29, 2017
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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
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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
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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)

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June 15, 2016
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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

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 ( 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!


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April 29, 2016
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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

December 9, 2015
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Lake Manager Talk December 10th at 7:30pm

Forwarding a note From David Sachs via Next-door Truesdale website:

“Good afternoon on this overcast and damp and chilly December afternoon. Just a quick reminder – Michael Martin from Princeton Hydro will be speaking tomorrow evening – about lake management in general and Truesdale Lake in specific.

We will begin at 7:30 promptly and will end, I would assume, about 9 or 9:30. Michael has managed lakes for 30 years, and has a lot of interesting ideas to share. Some are similar to things you have heard before, and others are new and different. Come and join us if you can.”

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May 18, 2015
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June 18th – TLPOA Annual Meeting plus Combined Lakewide Meeting Afterwards

Note from David Sachs:
-TLPOA Annual Meeting June 18th 7pm-8pm. (TLPOA Members only)
-Lakewide meeting 8:15-9:30pm.

Both are at South Salem Presbyterian Church (aka The White Church).

See website for more details. Original post by David here:

Note: TLPOA members only for the 7-8pm portion of the evening. Continue reading