WELCOME TO THE SILVER LAKE ASSOCIATION
Waste Management WINTER GARBAGE PLAN: WM has placed two dumpsters for lake residents to take their trash and recycling. On the East side, the dumpsters will be in Old Orchard Beach on Lakeshore Drive. On the West side, it will be at the end of Luther Road (Drive down Silver Grove, turn right and go all the way to the end.). Dumpsters will be in place November 28th to April 1, 2023
NOTE: WM will still pick up garbage and recycling at your designated pick up location. These dumpsters are being added to assist residents who have difficulties with the totes during the winter months.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR:
THE 2023 SLA Water Quality GOLF TOURNAMENT will be July 22, 2023, at 9:00 am
The 2022 native planting project at the Silver Lake State Park on Friday, 10/14/2022 is complete!
We had 25 Volunteers, 2 tractors, a trailer full of mulch, a beautiful sunny day and DONUTS! Thank you to all who participated and made this a fun and successful day!
In just 3 hours, we successfully removed all the downed trees from within the creek, replaced all the tree tubes with weld wire cages and stakes, installed 11 new trees, 15 new shrubs and 28 perennials along with weed mats, mulch and weld wire cages. We also cleaned up around many of our installations from earlier plantings.
Our native plant nursery expert, Jim Engle, from White Oak Nursery was on hand to assist with plant placement and give tips!
LIST OF NATIVE PLANTS USED:
Tress: Sycamore, Swamp white oak, red oak, bald cypress, sugar maple
Shrubs: Silk dogwood, button bush, Nannyberry, Am hazelnut
Perennials: Wild ageratum, cutleaf coneflower, Joepye weed, hoary skullcap, NY ironweed, wild bergamot, clustered mountain mint
Thank you to all of our volunteers for your help in making this a fun, successful event.
Monarch butterflies are one of the most beautiful and recognizable butterfly species in North America. In addition to being effective pollinators, monarchs are widely known for their multi-generational migration from the northern United States and Canada to their overwintering spots in Mexico and Southern California. Sadly, over the past two decades the monarch numbers east of the Rockies have fallen by 80 to 90 percent. The monarch’s decline is in large measure due to shrinking milkweed habitat. SLAWQ is working on a plan for the purchase and distribution of the
Butterfly Milkweed/Monarch Flower (Asclepias Tuberosa) to lake residents. In addition, they plan to replant the areas where the Japanese Knotweed was removed. The SLAWQ will be fine tuning this plan for the spring!
Leslie Kunze, Chairwoman of the HOD Committee, Betsy Kent, VP of SLA and Bob Capurso, President of SLA present the 2022 HOD award and new banner to Evelyn Militello and Tom McEvoy of Sherman Road.
The gardens at Evelyn's property use a variety of annuals and perennials that help with soil management and attract essential pollinators.
Evelyn's name will be added to the HOD plaque that is displayed at the Silver Lake Marine
NOMINATIONS FOR 2023 DUE BY JUNE 30TH 2023. GO TO: Important Forms (silverlakeassociation-wny.org)
President's Choice: The Beehive with the Smoot family and Friends