Schools are back in session, however this weather feels like summer is just beginning. What a perfect Labor Day weekend to bring the unofficial end to summer. We all know there are more days to enjoy the lake, but we didn’t expect temps in the high 80’s – 90’s this week in September! Unfortunately, the warm temps are helping to spawn some cyanobacteria outbreaks. Samples were taken this afternoon along the north end of the lake along Lake Shore Drive, at 100 Pine Colony, the loon nesting area, and 171 Webster Ave, the southern cove area. The samples will be taken to DES in the morning for confirmation. Please be aware of any greenish, blue striations in the water. If this is present please stay out of the water and especially keep pets and small children out of the water.
We had a successful Ice Cream Social and Food Drive. Thanks to Bonnie Moore and Denise Steadman who scooped out hefty servings of chocolate, vanilla and black raspberry ice cream to everyone. We received $300 in cash donations for the Bread and Roses soup kitchen and 372.6 pounds of food for the Twin Rivers Food Pantry. Thank you to everyone who contributed to this event.
Thank you to everyone who submitted photos for the WLA calendar. The calendar is in the works and it should be ready for purchasing in mid October. Once finalized, those whose photos were selected for the calendar will receive an email of congratulations.
The WLA Clean Up Day will be Sunday, October 8th from 10:00am to noon. Please email Kim Bonin at firstname.lastname@example.org. The more the merrier and what a great way to keep the area around our lake beautiful. I hear Taffy Johnson makes this part of her daily walks on Lake Shore Drive. Thank you Taffy:)
The WLA board of directors held a meeting prior to the social and set dates for WLA events for next year. You will hear more about these in later emails. Due to concern over moorings, the board thought it would a good idea to invite someone from Marine Patrol to speak at next year’s annual meeting to answer questions about this issue. Also look for an article in the Fall newsletter regarding this topic. The committee for the 50th Anniversary celebration will be meeting in the next week or so to brainstorm ideas. You will hear more about this as things become finalized.
As you start to think about your end of summer “to do list”, remember the lake draw down happens the week of Columbus Day weekend. Thus plan to remove your boats from the lake prior to October 9th.
Enjoy a nice fall season,