Truesdale Lake  

South Salem, New York

January 5, 2022
by rob
Comments Off on Lake New Year’s Resolutions for 2022

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

December 29, 2016
by rob
Comments Off on Truesdale Lake Update – December 2016

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

March 31, 2016
by rob
Comments Off on Article Link: Plants to Use and Avoid When Planting a Vegetative Buffer

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

May 18, 2015
by rob
Comments Off on June 18th – TLPOA Annual Meeting plus Combined Lakewide Meeting Afterwards

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

December 6, 2014
by rob
Comments Off on Associations Around Truesdale Lake

Associations Around Truesdale Lake

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

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