WELCOME TO THE SILVER LAKE ASSOCIATION
*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.
The Silver Lake Association urges you to responsibly manage your yard waste.
Nutrients in yard waste, including nitrogen and phosphorus, are released into water during decomposition. Algae and aquatic vegetation feed on these nutrients and can grow very rapidly when there are large quantities of nutrients.
Composting is the optimal method for handling yard waste.
Yard waste disposal to satellite municipal dumpsters is another option.
Please, never dispose of your yard waste into Silver Lake.
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).
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
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.