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Bylaws Changes Approved

TLA members numbering about 90 at the Isola Bella pavilion for the June 22 meeting, during which the bylaws were amended.   Bylaw changes that included a new approval process for large expenditures were approved on June 22 by a unanimous … Read More

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T-shirts, Hoodies And More

TLA branded swag will be available at the June 22 membership meeting at 10 a.m. at Isola Bella. All proceeds will benefit the TLA’s efforts to contain invasive plants. If you are interested, please bring cash or a check. Items for … Read More

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Bylaws Changes Posted

Hand-pulling weeds The TLA engaged a new partner, New England Aquatic Services, to clear Curly Leaf Pond Weed around the boat launch at Salisbury School. This area was difficult to treat with an herbicide and work done by our new vendor at Lake Waramaug … Read More

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TLA To Kickoff Critical Membership Drive

Maintain your septic field An unseasonable algae bloom in West Twin may be the result of nutrient-rich runoff from a faulty septic system. Property owners are encouraged to pump their tanks every year or two to keep them efficient and safeguard the lakes. This algae … Read More

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Isola Bella Passage Blocked

A clearly marked barrier has been installed under the Isola Bella bridge, the latest step to curb the spread of non-native hydrilla. There will be no easy passage for kayaks, canoes, and swimmers this year and probably next. The barrier … Read More

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New Season Opens with Launch Monitors at Marina

The year-round work of keeping the lakes clean and safe has been largely invisible to the community for decades. That will change this summer as the Twin Lakes Association steps up efforts to rid the lake of harmful invasive plants. Beginning … Read More

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Hyrdilla Brings New Focus And Some Big Changes

The discovery of invasive hydrilla last year around the marina and in the shallow waters north of the state boat launch has prompted a sweeping change in how the Twin Lakes Association board plans to safeguard water quality for the … Read More

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TLA Letter Seeks Funds to Battle Spread of Hydrilla

The Twin Lakes Association board has released the following letter regarding the escalating costs of lake management, including efforts to eradicate the invasive hydrilla plant. The letter will go out to a broader community of lake goers in coming days. … Read More

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‘Scary Moment’ As Hydrilla Threatens Area Watershed

The perimeter of East Twin Lake along with a much larger share of West Twin and Shenob Brook are vulnerable to the rapid spread of hydrilla verticillata, a group of top experts agree. If the weed’s spread goes unchecked it … Read More

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Hydrilla Treatment Next Week

Photo by Jon Sullivan via Flickr  Four acres of the lake near the marina will be treated within a week for hydrilla verticilatta, also known as water thyme. This is an emergency treatment following local discovery of the weed last month. … Read More

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