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.

Spread the word…

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.

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.

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.




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!


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.