If you can not attend the SLA Meetings, we will provide a short summary for your convenience.
Our May meeting is in the books. Over 30 people attended the SLA meeting that was full of information on WQ projects, SLA Membership Drive, and committee reports from HOD, Flares, and the directory. Our next meeting will be June 9th. The flares for the “Ring of Fire” will be distributed to our Directors. All are welcome to the SLA Monthly meetings. Congratulations to our 2 directory cover picture winners, 1st Place Charles & Lisa C., 2nd place Allan & Karen C. Our 2018 WQ Golf Tournament will be held at the Silver Lake Golf Course, July 21, 2018. We are looking for donation of baskets full of “Lake Life” items for our basket raffle. Contact SLA if you would like to donate a prize item or a beautiful basket.
April minutes are now posted.
Our first SLA meeting that was held at the Silver lake Brewing Project was packed full with information about WQ projects, involvement in the community, and coming events. There were 22 people in attendance. The next meeting will be held at the Club on Silver Lake May 12th at 9am. All are welcome to attend.
April 14th, 2018 starts the SLA season with our first meeting being held at the SL Brewing Project! The SLA will be sharing information on FB and this website to include the wider group of SLA supporters. Thank you for your interest in all we do for the SL Residents. Be involved, be informed, be a Silver Laker!
The link below contains the April Agenda cover page and the contents of our meeting agenda on page 2 of the downloaded file.
Silver Lake residents are welcome to attend.
The Winter newsletter is now available on the newsletter tab. Page 3 is the registration form for the 2018 WQ Golf Tournament held at the Silver Lake Golf Course. Also the “Early Pay” for SLA membership is included. There will be 19 member only merchant discounts this year. Click on the 2018 newsletter link, then click on the newsletter until the PDF version shows. Thank you for supporting the SLA!
Attached is the link of the minutes of the NYS Federation of Lakes Association Region 1 Meeting held at The Club on Silver Lake, October 21, 2017.
The SLA thanks Don and Elaine Cook for heading up this important meeting and Lorraine Sturm (Secretary) for putting this report together.
This report will also be available on the Water Quality project tab.
Attention all SLA members and the SL Community,
Please take the time to read this. The SLA Water Quality Committee is hard at work doing things to help make our lake better. The SLA WQ team is making a difference and all of your support helps this get done. This is 1 of 2 planned projects. A post of the second will come at it’s completion. Thank you Frank B., Kelly P, Joe C., Ron N., and all other entities involved for your dedication to our lake.
For immediate Release, 10.24.17
Silver Lake Association Water Quality Committee
Contact, Frank Bright, 716-908-6607 or Kelly Paganelli, 585-624-7805
Water Quality Committee partners with Community Stakeholders
to Plant Riparian Buffers in Silver Lake Watershed
The Silver Lake Association’s Water Quality Committee has partnered with landowners, government entities, and environmental experts to make inroads on projects that will stem the influx of nutrients and sediment into the lake at critical tributaries.
On October 23, volunteers, municipal workers, and a private landowner planted nearly 200 shrubs and perennials along a narrow channel of a farm field. The site, identified by Wyoming Soil & Water as a potential problematic run-off location, will be planted with native plantings suggested by a professional arborist.
It is hoped that these plantings will form a critical riparian buffer, reducing water pollution by intercepting surface runoff and filtering sediment. According to research, riparian vegetation can remove up to 90% of unused nitrogen from croplands (https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/…/FSE_DOCUME…/nrcs144p2_043594.pdf). In addition, riparian buffers can provide some flood protection, slow water velocities, protect against erosion, and strengthen and stabilize stream banks. An increase in native habitats is an additional bonus.
A second project, hoped for November 2017, will once again find private landowners, SLA Water Quality volunteers, and Wyoming County Soil & Water joining forces to get work done to decrease the flow of sediment into the lake.
A new partnership with Perry Central High School will allow for further study of this project. Working with teacher Todd Shuskey and his students, the Water Quality Committee hopes to grow our base of knowledge while at the same time encouraging further stewardship in our community for the Lake we all enjoy.
These efforts are made possible because of the support of the SLA members, Silver Lake Golf Tournament proceeds, Wyoming County Soil & Water, private landowners, and numerous volunteers who allow us to partially fund these endeavors.
The Water Quality Committee continues to reach out to our elected leaders (local, state, and national) to discuss funding mechanisms for large projects, Wyoming County Soil and Water on watershed projects that stem the influx of sediment and nutrients into the Lake, and business leaders and property owners to garner their support for these efforts.
Over 80 people attended the Federation of Lakes Association Annual meeting held at the Club on Silver Lake Saturday October 21, 2017. Connections were made, information was shared, and ideas were plenty. Thank you Don and Elaine Cook for doing such a fantastic job for all the lakes! The people were great, the food was awesome (TY – Rick Fish & Nancy Miller), and we all got out on time.