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

July 2018 SLA Meeting update

Our Guest Speakers at the SLA July meeting were Mallory Broda and Adam Fridman. Mallory is the Lead Steward of the Finger Lakes and Thousand Islands area. Adam is the Boat Steward at the Silver Lake Public Launch. Please show your appreciation to Adam when using the Public Launch Thursday – Sunday. He is a volunteer and an environmental studies student, checking water crafts going in and coming out of Silver Lake to help stop the influx of invasive species.
Frank B. shared another great presentation of all the projects past and future going on for Silver Lake (notes of the presentation will be shared soon). Wayne W. updated the group of over 40 attendees on the SLA Boat Parade, Bob C. filled us in on the flare sales of over 3000. Joe C. told everyone the SLA WQ Golf Tournament was filled to capacity and we are waiting for a few more donations for the Basket Raffle (contact Mark if you would like to make a basket donation). Tournament is set for July 21st. Linda H. will be announcing the Home Owner of Distinction Award at the Annual August Meeting. All members are invited to attend.

The 2018 Boat Parade pictures

The 2018 Boat Parade pictures are now ready for viewing.  All the boats are pictured on the lake life tab.

“No Swimming” Buoy in Silver Lake

FYI to all…
There were many inquiries about the new “No Swimming” buoy at the north end (just south of sandy point) of Silver Lake. This is the message I received…
The village of Perry, DEC, State or Sheriff Patrols are not responsible. Just found out it is Mt. Morris. This is where their water intake is. Please do not swim or boat close to this buoy. They did get state permission for the buoy. The sediment around this intake is interfering with the quality of water they are receiving.
I thank everyone with their communications and cooperation with this matter!
Mark Emmerson SLA President

SLA and DEC can use assistance from SL residents

The SLA would appreciate help with this matter.  
“DEC is investigating the dead fish at Silver Lake. They would be helped by having a semi-live fish of any kind (e.g., half dead, swimming upside down). If you can safely secure such a fish, net it and place it in a ziplock bag and put in your refrigerator (DO NOT FREEZE).  Then call 716-372-0645, tell them who you are, that you are at Silver Lake, identify what you have, and they will arrange for pick up.  DEC’s current thinking is that the dead fish are associated with spawning stress and/or low oxygen levels. So, it is safe to eat fish you already have or about to catch.”
Mark Emmerson SLA President

Working Together

SLA Water Quality Committee, 2 SUNY Geneseo students and Todd Shulskey (PCHS) sampling and assessing Silver Lake’s waters.

Graphical Interface for SL Temperature

The SLA with the help from Karl Hanafin created a nice graphical interface for the temperature sensor at Silver Lake.  Click on the URL.—station-1

Divers and the SLA WQ Comm. Working Together

The SLA Water Quality Committee work together with divers to clean the waters at the Perry, NY Public Beach.  More pictures will be posted with all the volunteers names when they become available.  Underwater pictures and videos may also be available.  TY to all that came out on that chilly Saturday, May 19th morning!

The Silver Lake Sailing Club News & Link

Use this link to stay updated on all the Sailing news and events (SLSC Facebook Page)

SLA and Perry Central Students Work Together

If you happen to miss the SLA news in the Perry Central School newsletter the “Buzz”, our Water Quality team and School Biology students are working together!


The SLA’s New Invasive Species Disposal Station is now available

disposal stations 009 (640x360)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! 

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