Let’s hope the summer weather of the weekend is here to stay for the season. Hope you all had a great weekend! The next couple weeks are probably the busiest times of the year here at the lake, lots of Independence Day celebrations are planned. Here are a few reminders for everyone,
The WLA 47th Annual Boat Parade will be Saturday, July 2nd at 2:30pm. All participating boats should gather at Griffin Beach. We will then parade around the lake in a clockwise direction this year. There is not a specific theme to the parade. Just be creative and join in the fun. For those of you who do not want to participate in the parade, it is always fun to see shoreline properties decorated as the boat participants travel around the lake. If the weather is not going to cooperate, the rain date is Sunday, July 3rd at 2:30pm. If we need to use the rain date I will send out an email and hopefully the word will get to everyone. Fingers crossed the weather will hold.
I know there are many fireworks lovers around the lake. Once again, the WLA reminds everyone to be respectful of the lake, your neighbors, pets and wildlife. If you choose to discharge fireworks, please do so responsibly, keeping them from entering the lake, being mindful of the time and be safe.
Many of you continue to send in your dues and donations. Your contributions help the WLA continue its mission of preserving and protecting the lake for future generations. Last year our biggest expense was paying for the treatment to mitigate the milfoil in Chance Pond. Last week a biologist from NH DES surveyed the area. Amy Smagula at DES, reported to me that there was no milfoil detected! That is great news, however something we need to continue to be vigilant in observing this area and making sure this invasive species does not enter our lake. If any of you canoe or kayak in Chance Pond and notice anything suspicious, please take a photo and let me know. That is true for any boaters or swimmers in the lake itself. Be a “weed watcher”:)
A couple of weeks ago, we were very excited to learn loons were nesting in the loon cove. They did not choose to make their nest on the platform that was placed by the Loon Preservation Center. That is not unusual, as I had mentioned in an earlier email. It may take a couple seasons before they take to this nest. Unfortunately, the eagle noticed this activity and a few days after I was alerted of the nest, I was told the eagle attacked the nest, scared the loons away and destroyed the eggs. This was sad news. Both of these birds are beautiful, but unfortunately the eagle can win out. Hopefully, the loons will try again for a nest next season and we will see some baby chicks. We need to protect the loons as best we can. See the flyer at left of how fishermen can take part in a program to protect these beautiful inhabitants of our lake.
The WLA will be holding its annual Yard Sale on Saturday, July 16th from 9:00am – 3:00pm. It will be located at the corner of Webster Ave and Webster Lake Rd. Please gather any of your unwanted treasures and donate them to the yard sale. Someone else may find a use for your unwanted items. We will be accepting items for the sale on Friday afternoon, July 15th from 3:00pm – 6:00pm. We encourage you to bring your items to the yard sale location. If you need assistance with that, let me know. I am also looking for volunteers to help out with the yard sale. If you would like to volunteer to help set up on Friday afternoon or work a 2 or 3 hour shift on Saturday, please let me know. Many hands make light work and a successful event. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year. Thank you.
One last note, a fellow Webster Laker has a waverunner for sale. If anyone is interested, it is a 2016 Sea Doo GTI SE 155 with 45 hours, in excellent condition, dealer prep each season. Asking $9500, includes trailer and cover. Call 845-406-2883. Lift also available. See photo below.
Happy 4th of July everyone. Stay safe and enjoy this beautiful lake,