This is the Official Website of the SILVER LAKE ASSOCIATION
Silver Lake Association Mission Statement:
The purpose of the Silver Lake Association shall be to protect and improve the environmental quality of Silver Lake and its watershed, and the quality of life around the lake (recreational, commercial, industrial, and social).
Events and News Around Silver Lake
What a busy July it has been and it is only half over!
Our July 13th meeting shared information with the 32 in attendance from the 2 guest speakers, Joseph Kirisits, Boat Steward at the State Public Launch on Silver Lake, and Bob Blauers, Remax Reality.
Joseph explained his duties that help benefit Silver Lake by watching, inspecting, and educating boaters using the state launch, on the transfer of water invasive species that can be transported from other bodies of water to our lake. Bob talked about the comparisons of Silver Lake to other lakes in the region. He commented on how fortunate we are to have such a active Water Quality Committee and our quality of life on this lake proves that. He also gave a very informative talk on this years assessments.
The SLA Committees than gave their reports. The water Quality report can be found on the SLA website. Our Boat Parade went on as planned. Though the rain dampened the ride, it did not dampen the spirits of the entries of the parade. The fireworks on the 3rd were amazing and the tradition of the Ring of Fire was awesome.
The SLA Water Quality Golf Tournament will be held at the SL Golf Course July 27th.
A few team openings are still available. Our committee is still looking for basket donations for our raffle. All are welcome to by tickets the day of the tournament. Winners do not need to be present to win!
Our August 10th meeting is open to all and we encourage lakers to come and be informed! Open to All!
To all Silver Lake Association followers,
Here is a link that the DEC is now using to identify HAB’s.
More details will be discussed at the July 13th meeting.
NYS has instituted a new Harmful Algae Bloom interactive map. The NYHABS site can be found here.
Please note that the reported Harmful Algae Blooms indicated on this
map can be “suspicious”, “confirmed”, or “confirmed with high toxins”
and are indicated as such on the map.
As per usual, the SLA WQ committee will add alerts on our webpage of
confirmed HAB, only.
Please pass this information to friends and family on Silver Lake, TY.
Mark Emmerson SLA President
The SLA/C.L.E.A.N. Water Quality Golf tournament is quickly approaching (July 27th). We are asking for donations of themed baskets for our very popular Basket Raffle the day of the tournament. Any size, any theme, from anyone is appreciated.
Fill the basket to the brim (not an empty one LOL), Prizes and sponsorships are also accepted. All proceeds go to water quality projects for Silver Lake. Last year we purchased over 400 native plants to plant in tributaries emptying into Silver Lake to help mitigate nutrients coming into our lake.
Contact you tract director or a SLA representative through this FB post or the SLA email.
Donations can be dropped of at the SLA July meeting (July 13th) at The Club at Silver Lake Restaurant or to your tract director. Openings are available, cut off is 25 teams.
On a beautiful Saturday morning there were 41 in attendance at the SLA June meeting. Everyone came to see PHS Teacher Todd Shuskey and 3 of his students give a presentation on the Water Quality testing they do in Silver Lake and show the equipment they use. Ron N. filling in for Frank B. while he was busy supervising the divers at Silverlaken, updated us on the new projects the SLA/C.L.E.A.N. will be involved with this year. The SLA committees did their reports, Bob C. distributed the flares and at the end everyone was off to enjoy the beautiful day. Thanks to all who attended the June meeting… Directors, Committee Chairs, guests and especially our Guest Speakers!
Thanks goes out to The Silver Serpent Committee for organizing an awesome Triathlon at Silver Lake. The volunteers, Wyco. Sheriff Dept and all the fans deserve huge applause and thank yous. Most of all congratulations to all of the participants for making this successful event a reality! Thank you from all of us in the Silver Lake Community! Pictures are posted on the “Lake Life” tab of this website and on our FB Page!
FYI to all Silver Lakers and those who watch the Silver Lake Fireworks display on July 3rd. Donations are now being accepted to help finance this Silver Lake tradition the past 20 years! The show’s costs went from about $3000 20 years ago to approximately $7500 today. If you love this show coupled with the SLA “Ring of Fire”, please donate what you can. This is much appreciated every year! Send donation to: SL Fireworks Fund, 7851 State Route 39, Perry NY 14530. Lorraine’s letter is attached.
The SLA has added the April 2019 Minute Summary to the website. Also, if anyone is interested in SLA or Silver Lake Embroidered merchandise you can click on the link on the top post to order yours items today. The order form will only be available until June 17th. The opportunity to purchase items again will not be available until May 2020.
The SLA May meeting was attended by 32 members and guests. Derek and April Orf promoted their new Lake Life Management Company on Silver Lake. Bert Gallmon gave the final details of the Silver Serpent Triathlon slated for June 2nd (volunteers and spectators encouraged!). Matt Jensen (VOP Administrator) updated the group on the renovations of Perry Public Beach and Silver Lake Trail. We welcomed the new SLA Secretary Brian Kinsman. The SLA WQ Chair Frank Bright gave another interesting presentation full of important information. The Committees of; Membership, Boat Parade Home Owners of Distinction, SL Sailing Club, Lake Wide Garage Sale, and our new SLA Merchandise line, all gave their reports. Our next SLA Meeting is June 8th. All are welcome to attend.
SLA is working with Martin Acres Embroidery to make available merchandise with the SLA and Silver Lake logos. Attached is their website to order your items now! Silver Lake Association Members/residents will get a special Discount and 5% of the total purchase will be donated by the company to the SLA Water Quality Committee for lake projects.
Go to this website to order: https://www.companycasuals.com/SilverLakeAssociation/
Time is running out to get your pictures and articles in, to Conolly Printing, for the 2019 SLA directory. Contact the SLA or your tract director for contact information. Have a fun and safe winter, see you in Spring!
Now you can support C.L.E.A.N. with tax deductible donations.
You may know the good news but if not – I wanted to share that the village has been awarded $300,000 through the EPF grant program to support the Village Beach project. I write both to share the news and also my gratitude for your support of the application. We had such broad-based support – over 25 letters written! The project’s support by our county leaders, our lake leaders and neighbors, our school, town and village leaders, by local families, by arts organizations and advocates, small businesses, and economic development partners all played a crucial role in conveying the importance of this project.
Our state representatives did everything in their power, and Senator Gallivan’s endorsement of the regional significance of this free public access to Silver Lake through his recommendation of the $150,000 SAM grant we were awarded last year, helped to bring home the point.
You sent a strong signal about the local and the regional significance of this project and you took time out on short notice – always the way with grants – to learn about the vision and provide your support.
Even while we’ve been waiting, we haven’t been waiting! The Village hired a design firm this summer who have been working with a fabulous steering committee that has broad representation and knowledge. The team just finished schematic design for the beach. If you didn’t see it at the open house last month, the village will soon be posting it at our website.
So now we can fine tune it based on final funding (we had requested $500,000) and move efficiently into construction drawings this spring.
Thanks again – the time you took and the results it has brought is one more proof that Perry is a YES community!
____________________________Rick Hauser, MayorVillage of Perry
The SLA with the help from Karl Hanafin created a nice graphical interface for the temperature sensor at Silver Lake. Click on the URL.
Roland Beck, from the State Park’s Office at Letchworth, and the SLA WQ Committee worked together to make available this very important disposal station. This will help alleviate the possibility of invasive species being transported into Silver Lake or from Silver Lake to another body of water. The Invasive Disposal Station is installed at the State Public Launch at the South west end of Silver Lake. Let us all do our part and use this valuable tool.
Welcome to Silver Lake, Wyoming County New York
Welcome to the Silver Lake Association Website. Silver Lake is located in Western New York, one hour Southeast of Buffalo NY, or one hour South of Rochester NY. Our 3 mile long lake is great for fishing and boating around the 7 mile stretch of it’s shorelines and watershed. On our website you will find events happening on and around Silver Lake, in our towns and villages of Perry and Castile, places of interest (ex. Letchworth State Park – 10 minutes away) and contact information. As our mission statement says, our organization of dedicated and passionate volunteers are here to keep Silver Lake Clean, safe, and beautiful for the present and for generations to come. Thank you for stopping in and hope you come and visit… if you don’t live or vacation here already!