The state permit to treat invasive weeds has just been received and the treatment will be applied in the lakes on Monday, Aug. 7. The water will remain safe for swimming and other activities. The state recommends not using lake water for irrigation for five days after treatment.
This is the latest date we have ever treated the water. Delays are the result of increasingly sophisticated testing required by the state.
The annual meeting of the Twin Lakes Association is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 5 at 10:30 a.m. at Isola Bella. It will be followed immediately by a barbecue and then Twin Lakes Day, which starts at 1 p.m. The meeting and barbecue are rain or shine events. Twin Lakes Day has a rain date of Sunday, Aug 6.
We have a lot of ground to cover during the meeting. Your attendance is important so that we gather a quorum and can approve spending plans for the coming year.
At the meeting, there will be updates on the permitting process and requirements that are driving up costs. We will have more detail about what sections of the lakes will be treated. There will be an update on the TLA budget and the recent discussions about dues.
You will hear more about our drive to fundraise and bolster membership. We will have a member directory to hand out and we will announce the winners of the 2023 photo contest.
A worrisome invasive weed, Hydrilla, has been found near the marina and is spreading north. This weed likely came to the lake off a visiting boat. The state is not allowing us to treat for this weed this year. We have a contractor searching for Hydrilla and pulling it by hand in an effort eradicate the weed before it spreads. You can learn more about Hydrilla and how you can help root it out at the meeting.
The Salisbury Association Land Trust is looking at a tract of land newly for sale on Twin Lakes Road. This 297 acres is listed by Harney Real Estate. John Landon of the Trust will be at the annual meeting to discuss the environmental value of this acreage and why the Trust is raising funds and hopes to buy the land, which is home to many animals and rare plants, and is a key buffer for stormwater runoff. A connecting tract of land across the state line in Massachusetts was recently acquired by a farmer with help and restrictions from a land trust in that state.
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