With May Day yesterday and Cinco de Mayo on Friday, we’ve flipped another page over on the calendar. Let’s hope the April showers that are carrying over into May will give us some beautiful flowers and leaves soon. The grass is certainly turning green!! Some docks and boats have been put in and the fishermen have arrived. With the heavy rains the water level of the lake has risen a little above normal stage. With the ice going out and the higher water levels, debris has been stirred up. Someone mentioned to me that a log has lodged in the area of the sandbar. Just a reminder, as you take that first voyage around the lake, watch for floating debris and let me know of any hazards. Also I have already notified Marine Patrol of a missing marker buoy. They will be out to do their first of the season assessment as schedules allow.
As we begin to think about the summer and boats returning to the lake, the need for Lake Hosts arises. If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a Lake Host, you may email me or Deb Steadman at firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about the Lake Host program, go to this link Lake Host at NH Lakes. We have been awarded grant money once again to help defray the costs of this valuable program. We are looking for those interested in a paid or volunteer position.
The Spring edition of the WLA newsletter is set to go to the printer this week and we hope to have it in your mailboxes in a couple weeks. It is with the Spring edition of the newsletter that we solicit for WLA annual dues. There will be a membership form included with the newsletter. You may also pay your dues via PayPal on our website. However you pay your dues, please also update any contact information that may have changed over the winter. Also, any members who have not paid dues for five years, will be removed from our mailing list. You can stay informed about the lake by accessing the website and your email will still be kept in the contact list if you wish. Your dues are important to help defray costs of Water Testing and our Lake Hosts, important programs to keep our lake healthy. Thank you for helping us keep our database current and supporting the WLA.
On a sad note, I wish to extend sympathy from the WLA to the family of Ron Martin. Ron passed away in April and had lived on Webster Ave for many years. He loved cruising the lake on his pontoon boat listening to music. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.
Again a reminder that if your septic system needs attention this Spring, Rowells Services is running a special for Webster Lake residents. Friday, June 2nd and Monday, June 5th are Webster Lake Days. Give them a call and mention Webster Lake if your septic system needs pumping. Keeping septic systems in good working order is a great way to live lake friendly.
Looking forward to seeing everyone returning to the lake,