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
The DEC performed a “shock and net” at Silver Lake two nights last week (sometime the week of Oct.15-19) or before. The first night they got blown off the water (high winds) then went out another night and received some results. They were looking mostly for walleye they stocked a few years ago and came up with a negative count in the shallows where they are at this time of year because of the water temperature.
Something fishy was going on in Silver Lake. So they went to deeper locations outside of the weed beds and bingo some showed up but not the numbers they hoped for, but good. They were very happy with the other fish; perch, sunfish, bluegills, & 40 in. and larger northern pike. Think about that next time you hang your tootsie toes off the dock !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Annnnnny way, when they shock the current it is only good to about 4 ft. of water and on the bigger fish perch ETC… they only get stunned for a second not long enough to get with a hand net . So they throw a bigger net out as to create a wall in front of them and are able to get what they need. These nets are NOT gill nets so the fish are not harmed. As for the bright lights on the boat. They are used to bring in the fish closer to the boat and walleye are night feeders [that is why they have big eyes] and it helps the DEC see what they are doing, or if one falls in the drink. They will be back as soon as ice is melted off in spring, so if anyone sees a boat out there it is not Wayne prepping for the boat parade and using the new bull horn.
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Thanks to the SLA’s WQ Committee and the dedicated volunteers the planting prep work was completed. The planting of the 360 plants will take place Friday October 19th. We are still looking for the green thumbs to assist with this project. Contact the SLA if you are interested. A special thanks goes to Elitsac for the use of their equipment.
The SLA meetings are complete for the season but the work continues. Monday the WQ committee and the volunteers will begin the project of planting 375 plants in a tributary off of Smith Rd. Contact SLA if anyone would be interested in helping. Monday is prep day Friday we will plant. Private drive #1 project is complete and new project locations will be discussed.
Other information discussed by the 22 in attendance at the October meeting: New ways to reach out and communicate with different means of social media (instagram, twitter, etc.). It’s never to early to think about the next nominations for the Home Owner of Distinction Award, info for the winter newsletter, the Village of Perry Beach survey, the lake wide yard sale in the SL Institute, and next years Triathlon.
Added on the “Links” tab is information for voting rights if you own properties in different voting districts in NYS. It also explains your rights if your primary residence in out of state.
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!