It has been a very busy summer for the board of the Beaver Lake Improvement Association. As you probably know from the newspaper, the website, the Facebook page or word of mouth we have been dealing with the milfoil issue and all of those things that come with it. The state treated the meadow area this spring with great results. We received this update from Amy Smagula, NH DES: A quick update….I surveyed the meadows yesterday and found no milfoil at all. It appears that the treatment worked very well. I will continue to monitor as we do see regrowth late season or early the next season, but fingers crossed. Also, Amy has been coordinating with the divers from the state to hand pull areas of growth from the main body of the lake. Our Weed Watchers have been doing an amazing job of finding milfoil growing in the lake, mostly along the western shore of the lake. Special thanks to Kevin Dudley and to Jeff Crothers for coordinating the Weed Watchers. Also, thanks to Ken Kimball, the mifoil whisperer, for his uncanny ability to find milfoil in the lake. He recently posted that his survey of the western shore found only one spot of growth. It is marked by a buoy just to the north of the boat ramp. Please avoid this area.
The BLIA just purchased 3 portable GPS units for the Weed Watchers to provide the divers with exact coordinates of the milfoil location. Milfoil will be an on-going battle and we would like to thank Amy for her help with this issue.
The Annual Meeting will be Saturday, August 13, at 10:00AM at 24 Coles Grove Rd. under the tent. Amy Smagula, NHDES, will be our guest speaker once again as milfoil and milfoil eradication is by far our most important issue. We also hope to have a couple of additional speakers. Please attend if you have any interest in the future of the lake. We will have a cookout immediately afterwards with hamburgers and hotdogs and beverages. Please bring a salad, a side or a desert if you plan to stay for the cookout.
Coffee and donuts will be available at 9:45. Also, please bring a chair.
We are also looking for new board members who are interested in working to make the lake a better place. Contact me at email@example.com if you are interested.
As of July 24th, there are 55 members of BLIA for the 2016 season. There are over 100 homes on the lake with nearly the same amount adjacent to the lake for a total of nearly 200 homes around Beaver Lake. Our goal is to have 100 active members this year. Among other things, your tax deductible donations help us to monitor boats launched into and out of our lake for harmful plants as well as monthly water testing to monitor the quality of the water. So if you haven’t already please send your form and donation to BLIA, PO Box 133, East Derry NH 03041.
For those of you that have been on the lake for many years I am sure you recall when Beaver Lake had a boat parade every year….well it’s back! On Labor Day Weekend there will be a boat parade. This event is being coordinated by the Fun Committee, which was established this summer to organize community and social activities to bring the people of Beaver Lake together. More details will be provided soon, yet we wanted to get the word out to everyone to begin planning. Stay tuned….
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