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.
FOLA will be holding their 23rd Region 1 meeting at The Club on Silver Lake Restaurant Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 10 AM. Anyone interested in attending contact the SLA to be registered. The $15 fee for attendees will also include Coffee, danish and lunch. Deadline for registration is October 12th.
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!
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!!
You could not ask for more perfect weather for the “Ring of Fire” the Silver Lake Fireworks display and the Traditional Boat Parade! New pictures are posted on our picture page and all the wonderful floats in the 2017 Boat Parade are available for viewing. If anyone has pictures to share please send them in through our website or Facebook page!
The SLA June meeting has come and gone. So much good information is shared. Everyone is invited to attend, come to our next meeting July 8th at 9 am at the Club.
Linda H. explains about the HOD, Wayne W. has his turn getting the boat parade organized, Frank B. does his thing for Water Quality. Robert C. explains Bronze and aluminum markers he makes held by Marci L. and Bob Blaures of Remax talked about Silver Lake and how fortunate we are to have an excellent and active association which is good for property values. We are also looking for donations for our Basket Raffle being held at the Club on Silver Lake during our “First Ever SLA FUN Golf Tournament”. For details or if you want to donate to the cause of Water Quality efforts of Silver Lake, contact the SLA.
What is better than ice cream when you are on a beautiful lake on a beautiful day?
June 12, 2017
For Immediate Release
Contact: Kelly Paganelli, 585-624-7805
Ice Cream Social & Water Quality Info Night
Planned for June 26, 2017, 5-7 pm
The Silver Lake Water Quality Committee invites the local community to an Ice Cream Social and Water Quality Information Night at the Charcoal Corral “Fiesta Room” in Perry, NY.
All are invited to review a variety of presentations involving Water Quality Issues on Monday, June 26th, 2017 from 5:00 pm -7:00 pm (Open House Style)
Ice Cream treats will be served. Questions, please email
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All Silver Lake Association members, community members and elected officials are encouraged to attend this free program