New Water Quality presentations are now available

Two presentations are now available for your viewing (Water Quality tab).  Slideshow #1 is the Silver Lake Experience presentation given by Frank Bright (Water Quality co-chair) and Ellen Folts (www.amandasnativeplants.com).

Slideshow #2 is the Water Quality presentation from the SLA Annual Meeting August 12, 2017.

Both have great information for everyone!

Blue-green Algae spotted

Good Afternoon –

There has been an apparent blue green algae bloom spotted at the Silver Lake Campground  along the main dock area.

Please consult the following DEC web site for more information:

http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/77118.html

It is best to avoid these blooms!

I will get out to the lake this afternoon and I will secure a sample that will then be sent on for formal testing.

Testing results can take up to 10 days.

 

SLA WQ Committee

2017 Annual SLA Public Meeting

The SLA Annual Public Meeting will be held August 12, 2017, at 9 AM at the Club on Silver Lake Restaurant (upstairs).  The first hour will be dedicated to a mini Town Hall with Q&A as time allows.  Representatives from the surrounding municipalities will present information concerning the Lake District and beyond.  The Sheriff Department will also share information that involved boating/fishing on Silver Lake this summer.

All are welcome to attend!

New Water Quality Information

New WQ Information was added to the Water Quality Tab.

Included is a story about the chemistry of fireworks and how they are safe for the environment.  The inquisitive mind wanted to know!

The SLA Water Quality Committee also shared an article on soil testing and how easy and inexpensive it is with “Dairy One”.  The required forms are attached to this post (form-H & form-H2).

2017 SLA Water Quality Golf Tournament

The inaugural Silver Lake Association (SLA) 2017 Water Quality Golf Tournament was held on Saturday, July 29th at the Club on Silver Lake and it was a huge success.  Eighty-seven golfers enjoyed the “Golf Perfect” day and supported funding the purchase of native plantings to be placed adjacent to key tributaries to help mitigate sediment and nutrient influx into Silver Lake. The sites-to-be-planted were identified with help from colleagues at the Wyoming County Soil and Water Commission.

Volunteers, led by Loren Penmen and Karen Norton, made sure everything ran smoothly from registration to the final basket raffle door prize awards.  Frank Bright (SLA Water Quality Committee Co-Chair) acknowledged the golf committee’s organizing skills that put together such a successful tourney and explained to the attendees how the tournament proceeds will be used. Mark Emmerson (SLA President) handed out trophies and prizes to golfers and lunch participants, including an award for “Longest Marshmallow Drive”. Rick Fish (Owner, Club on Silver Lake Golf Course and Restaurant) made 28 people very happy by calling their ticket number to win beautiful baskets that Silver Lake residents assembled and donated to this wonderful day of fun and comradery.

The Club efficient staff made sure more than 100 people were happy and did not go home hungry serving the delicious Roast Beef and dessert in spite the prolonged electrical power outage at The Club and nearby homes.  We repeatedly heard, “We can’t wait until next year”, confirming that the Water Quality Golf Tournament was a success. See you again in 2018!! 

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.