Lake Trout Telegram
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Well folks it’s the 3rd week of June and the season officially changes in a few days. It’s hard to believe given the coldest, wettest, cloudiest Spring most of us can remember, but the Schroon Lake Association is underway!
- Wisser Sisters - 2, Zebra Mussels - 0 - if you’re a Zebra Mussel, don’t try to get past the Wisser sisters and into our watershed. You may remember last year when Abby caught a bunch of zebra mussels at the Town Boat Launch and, almost a year to the day, Molly found a bunch a boat at the Severance Boat Decon Station. We are so proud of the job YOUR Lake Stewards do every day and we thank you – our members – for your continued support for what each and every Lake Steward does to protect our Watershed. Thanks to the Wisser sisters, our Lake Stewards and each of you!
- Decons & Boat Launches - the Severance and Horicon Boat Decons and the Paradox, Severance and Town of Schroon boat launch stations are open on the weekend and go “7/12s” in a week or so. Look for the announcements in local newspapers and on the Schroon Lake Guide
- Lake Bottom Mapping - Neil Chippendale will be leading a team that will perform a bottom mapping project that will provide us with a better understanding not only of the topography of Schroon Lake, but also help us to identify invasives at various location and water levels. This is possible because of a $5,000 Grant from the Cloud Splitter Foundation who will be in Schroon Lake on Wednesday to present the check
- CSLAP Water Testing - in just a couple of weeks, the SLA in partnership with ESSLA, will start our 26th year of the CSLAP water quality sampling of the Watershed. Keeping the Lake as pristine as possible is what you trust us to do and we want you to know what we’re doing to earn your trust
- Search for Invasives - our professional diving duo Bombard and Rowell start their underwater surveillance for invasives this weekend. Please stay clear of them as they search the bottom for milfoil and assist our bottom marking folks
- Lake Manager - the SLA and ESSLA have jointly hired Lake Manager Steve LaMere to examine and test the tributaries running into Schroon Lake and zooplankton and phytoplankton conditions so as to better understand the life in the lake and protect our wonderful fishery. Steve is also checking bacteria levels in various parts of the lake for both entities. This is a historic partnering of efforts by SLA, ESSLA and PLA
- Education Evening - mark your calendars for “Fishing in Schroon Lake Watershed - Is It In Trouble?” This program sponsored by SLA, PLA and ESSLA takes place on Friday, July 12th, at 7:00 p.m. at the Schroon Lake Central School Auditorium. Our panel features Jim Pinheiro, DEC Fisheries Expert, Alice Halloran Essex County Soil and Water, Tom Luciano Chair of the Schroon Lake Park District and Dr. Margaret Murphy fish biology expert. Expect interesting discussions and information on everything from fish stocking, to the health of our fishery through to water levels and erosion
- 50th Annual Craft Fair - our biggest event of the season is our SLA 50thAnnual Craft Fair on Saturday July 20th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Town Park above the Beach. We expect over 100 vendors plus food, fun and education. Plan to be there and tell your friends and family. We have a number of other events planned for August and will share more about that in the next newsletter
We love to share with you all of the things that your volunteer organization is doing and ask for your support through the renewing of your membership. We need your support to help cover the nearly $42,000 we will spend on the watershed this year. Join today on our website www.SchroonLakeAssociation.com and be sure to like and follow us on Facebook.
While we don’t like to take chances with the health of our Watershed, you can take a chance on winning a Hornbeck Canoe. A $20 ticket buys you a 1 in 400 chance to win this $1800 canoe. You can purchase them at the Glens Falls National Bank or at the various Schroon Lake Association events this summer.
More to come: Be watching for Lake Trout Telegrams, Facebook posts and other notices around town and...Happy Early Summer!
Mark S. Granger, President SLA