DEC Checking Fish in 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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Plantings Continue

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.

Final Meeting of the Season

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.

Village of Perry Electrical Issues

It was brought to the SLA’s attention there are still electrical power issues on the east side of Silver Lake. Included is a sample letter you can use as a template. Send your complaint to the addresses included on the sample letter to try and get this issue resolved.


Geneseo Students and SLA WQ

Pictures of Geneseo students taking water samples for SLA Water Quality.   Pics are the SUNY Geneseo students and their Professor Sid Bosch.

SLA WQ and Geneseo College relationship

SLA Water Quality never rests. Here are pictures of Geneseo professors resetting instruments for the Silver Lake temperature at various depths. Links can be found on the SLA FB Page and website. TY Ron N. for taking the time to take these guys out!

Recipients of the HOD Award

Congratulations goes to Bonnie and Frank Bright for being the recipients of the SLA 2018 Home Owners of Distinction Award. A beautiful garden topped of with the best environmental practices that care for our precious Silver Lake. Job well done!!

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CLEAN@Silver Lake is now a 501c3

2 residence voting rights

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.