WELCOME TO THE SILVER LAKE ASSOCIATION
Memberships/Directories: 502 members up 10% since 2021
**Thank to our business members: Asbury Camp and Retreat Center, , Silver Lake Campsites, Silver Lake Camps and Docks, Silver Lake Marine, The Rivellino Team, The Club at Silver Lake and Yaeger Boat and RV Storage
Water Quality – (SLA’s PRIORITY FOCUS)
Continued Dredging work/applications for goal of 2024
New Temperature Array installed
500 Native Plants distributed to members
Follow-up Japanese Knot Weed spraying and eradication
Leaf/yard debris governance around lake
Invasive Species education, monitoring and prevention
DEC-approved testing by students at Bucknell
Wyoming County Soil and Water Resource Conservation Committee (WCSWRCC)
Silver Lake Watershed Commission
Perry School/Todd Schuskey/students monitoring program
Communication –Increased postings on Facebook, Website and Perry Herald. Added display case at State Launch for WQ planting site updates.
Homeowners of Distinction 24 homeowners to date have been recognized for their efforts to focus on keeping the lake clean by planting buffer zones, using native plants, using non-phosphorus fertilizers, safe cleaning products and keeping yard debris out of our lake. Plaque at Silver Lake Marina.
Taxation Oversight Committee – Working to improve communications and to attempt to keep local towns accountable for their taxation and assessments. Tina Rados presented at SLA meeting in May.
*July 3rdRing of Fire (LED flare usage was up 20% since 2021) Sold 1,997 flares this year
*July 4th Howard Benedict Boat Parade – 21 Boats participated
*Water Quality Golf Tournament with 22 teams, basket raffle and event sponsors
*Annual Meeting with Bob Murphy presenting History of Silver Lake Railroad
New SLA events:
Boater Safety Course- 23 participants
*Veteran’s Boat Tour (Launch and Lunch)– hosted by the Warrior House - 12 Veterans/4 boats participated
*Trunk or Treat at the Charcoal Corral
55” TV to the Warrior House Camp
Castile Fire Department
Perry Fire Department
Silver Springs Fire Department
Silver Lake Fireworks Fund
Clean@ Silver Lake
DON'T RAKE IN THE LAKE - WHAT'S AT STAKE?
Harmful Algea blooms are created by nutrients in yard waste, including nitrogen and phosphorus which are released during decomposition. This:
Kills Pets, fish and wildlife
Contaminates drinking water
*BAG and take to either Smith Road or end of Luther Road dumpster
*Hire a lawn care service (make sure they take the leaves)
The Silver Lake temperature array has been successfully rebuilt, relocated, and reinstalled. A BIG shout out to Rob Ritz and Karl Hanafin for designing and constructing the new, more robust array. Rob and Karl also installed the new system at its new location. Data from the new array can be seen at the following website: https://karl.hanafins.com/silver-lake-thermocline-data---station-1
The next several weeks will see the new system being more fully calibrated, tested, and assessed. You can follow along. The new temperature array is designed to accurately record depth- and time-dependent data from the lake at 15 minute time intervals throughout the year. These data are used to observe in-lake mixing events / ‘turn over’ in real time. In the warmer summer season, lake-wide mixing events are often precursors to algae blooms (nutrients from sediment in the lake sediment + delivery to the lake surface + sun light = algae growth).
*Homeowner of Distinction Award: Dick Bausch and Nanci Dugan. After their fire, they have rebuilt, repotted and relandscaped their yard. With 13 bubblegum petunias, their flowers can be seen from across the lake. Nice job!
*Veteran Patrick Blakely works with the Warrior House bringing hunting, fishing, bear hunts to our veterans. Through the support and help of the community, the Warrior House Camp will be offering a place for veterans and their families.
*Silver Lake Experience - Coming August 1-3 2024. Mary Jemison, Historian Bob Murphy, Make & Take crafts and concerts will be on the program. Don't miss out - registration starts in January. Go to: Home (silverlakeexperience.org)
*Facebook - 1800 followers with a reach of 5,600 in the last 28 days. Website: 1022 hits in July. Goal is to keep growing these important communication tools for SLA. Members can help by sending news and picture through private message on FB or email on the website.
*Historian Bob Murphy presented a trip down memory "train". With his collection of pictures and stories this was a treasure trove of lake history. Go to the history tab to view pictures and video.
Go to the Water Quality tab for more highlights.
We had 22 teams, lots of great volunteers, 30 fabulous baskets for the raffle, Hole Sponsors, Premium Level Sponsors, Bloody Marys to start the day, pizza and the drink cart on the course, a delicious lunch and so much fun!
Thank you to Clean at Silver Lake for organizing such a great event at The Club on Silver Lake.
Thank you also to all of the golfers who joined in to support our mission and to all of our volunteers!
Congratulations to the winners:
1. Team Kinsman
2. Team Clark
22. The HoneyBrights
For more information about Clean at Silver Lake, click the link below!
The winners are:
Most Creative: 1957 Chevy: Sarah Paryz
Most Patriotic: Buffalo Bills Boat: Joan Cole and family with their spirited red, white, and blue
Funniest: Elvis for President: Mike Bellamy Family and Friends
President’s Award: Just Ducky: Missy Dynarski
Best Theme: Under the Sea/Lake: Mark Fitzmaurice
Honorable Mention: Little Mermaid Under the Sea: Brian Gross (Papa's boat)
Thank you to all 21 participants who shared their talents and made this a successful event. Thanks also to all the behind the scenes people:
Sheriff Dave Richardson; Judges DJ Starner and Bob Bausch and grands; go between assistants Hannah Quigley and Shaelyn Kutis; photographers Steve, Ron Norton and Jen Bateman Di Quattro; Bob Capurso, SLA President and Event Coordinator Sally Capurso.
HELPFUL HINT: When renewing your driver’s license, provide your Boater Safety Certificate to the DMV to add the ANCHOR on your card as proof of course completion.
For more information: 13 things you need to know about NY’s new boater safety law - newyorkupstate.com
Look for 2024 Boat Safety Course information in the spring.
Four boats carrying thirteen Veterans and five wives enjoyed a spectacular sunny day touring Silver Lake for the Inaugural Veterans Launch and Lunch. Before lunch, Veterans shared some experiences while relishing in the breezes of the lake atop the Warrior House Camp’s waterfront building. Veterans were recognized individually as they were given tokens of appreciation. The event was sponsored by the Silver Lake Association in conjunction with the Warrior House Camp. Thank you to all our Veterans and everyone who helped make this event successful. Pictures shared below.