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SLA/Silver Lake logo Merchandise

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/

2019 SLA Directory

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!

Silver Lake Public Beach Project Approved

Dear Friends,
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

2018 Annual SLA August Meeting

Here is a short synopsis of the SLA Annual August meeting held at The Club August 11th, 2018. The room was filled by the crowd of 54 attendees. Katie M. (Silver Serpent Triathlon), Bob C. (Conolly Printing, SLA Directory Publisher), Matt J. (VoP Administrator), were our Special guest speakers. Linda H. and committee presented the Home Owners of Distinction Award (Congrats goes out to Bonnie & Frank B. for winning this years honor). Paula S. informed everyone on the rules of primary resident voting. Mike B. updated us on his new venture “GLAMPING” Business on Traber Road. The SLA Officers and Tract Directors were voted in. There was much more information shared and articles voted on by the attendees. Our next SLA Meeting will be held at The Club Saturday, September 8th at 9am. We are always looking for involvement from Silver Lake Residents. Our Water Quality Team now a 501c3, C.L.E.A.N.@ Silver Lake, (Citizen-Led Environmental Action Network), will now lead the way with our tax deductible, water quality efforts. Frank B. Co-chair of C.L.E.A.N hands out appreciation awards to the deserving recipients.

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!

 

Full Report of the 2017 FOLA Region 1 Meeting

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.

23th Region 1 NYS Federation of Lakes Conference Report 2017 FINAL

 

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.

SLA Water Quality Committee Hard at Work

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.

Press Release
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.