WELCOME TO THE SILVER LAKE ASSOCIATION
Help keep our lake clean of debris including all yard debris - leaves, walnuts, acorns, etc. As Fall approaches, please DO NOT DUMP LEAVES INTO THE LAKE.
Tree Trbute Program: Sponsor planting a tree for $10 and get a certificate honoring that person. Go to the Clean@Silverlake website to contribute
Native Species Plantings:
Planting was on 10/14/2022 - at the Silver Lake State Park (boat launch)
Silver Lake Dams: The Silver Lake Dam leak has been repaired.
Perry Central School Activities Todd Shuskey and his students performed their first gravity corer experiments (50 cm, ~20”) into the lake bed. These types of samples can be used as a “time machine”, allowing students to quantify the history of inorganic analytes (e.g., heavy metals, nutrients) and biologicals in Silver Lake. The first samples are being analyzed at UB and PHS. Todd and the students plan to carry out deeper core measurements to establish a more complete time line.
Watercraft Inspection Steward: Silver Lake has been fortunate to have a dedicated steward in place at the State Boat launch for the past several years. 2 Jenelle Grigelevich is serving as this year’s steward. She spoke at the last SLA meeting. She is scheduled to be on-site from Friday, May 27 through Labor Day weekend (FridayMonday 8:00AM-6:30PM). We will be giving Jenelle a gift card for all her hard work.
Dredging There was an update provided at the 07/21/2022 SLWC meeting. Steve Perkins formerly from the Wyoming County Health Department is still spearheading the efforts and he mentioned that the total project may be expanded to include Eberstein Tract. A $3.2-3.4M estimated budget was mentioned. The effort would be multi-faceted with a combination of in-lake, on nearby land, and off-site sediment relocation/removal. Current effort is centering on securing needed land approvals by Fall ’22 with an eye toward targeting grant funding sources after all arrangements and approvals are in hand. The next step after land approvals is in hand is a comprehensive planning grant submission.