PLA ANNUAL MEETING – 2019

Save the date … the annual meeting will be held on Saturday July 20, 2019 at Edge Lake Farm which is across the street from the entrance to the golf course. The meeting will start at 9:00 a.m.. Come hear news about the lake, meet fellow members, and join the association if you haven’t already. Note that anyone may attend the meeting, but you need to be a PLA member to vote on any items that come up.

SUMMER NEWSLETTER NOW AVAILABLE

The summer 2019 issue of our newsletter is now available by clicking here. Enjoy the read and should you have any suggestions/recommendations, please reach out to one of the board members.

Please note that there is a slight typo on the first page of the newsletter. The annual meeting date is July 20, NOT June 20.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR BEACH CLEAN UP AND MORE.

Even though we have weeks left of this beautiful summer to enjoy the end of summer will be here before we know it.
Now is the time to save the dates of two great volunteer projects which will make the drive along the beach more scenic AND reduce pollution caused by runoff.
                                            The Fifth Annual Province Lake Beach Cleanup
                                                    Saturday, August 25th, starting at 9 am
 
     If you have an hour or so you can join your lake neighbors and help cleanup the beach area. Meet us near the  entrance to the Donville Campground on Rt 153. Gloves and bags will be provided.

The AWWA Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) is looking for volunteers to help extend their erosion control project on the Rt 153 beach August 13-16th, 9:30 – 2:00
     If you enjoy planting this is the project for you. The YCC crew will be planting 100-150 ft of buffer along the beach.
     Stay as long as you can or as little as you can, extra hands would be appreciated. Bring gardening tools and  gloves.
     For further information contact Amy Arsenault at amy.arsenault@awwatersheds.org
 
   Just a reminder, please do not park on the beach side of the road as this has a negative impact on the lake.
 
As always, thank you for your ongoing interest in and support of the health of Province Lake.

PLA VOTES NOT TO SUPPORT THE PROPOSED KAYAK BUSINESS

At our annual meeting  this past Saturday (July 21, 2018) there was a discussion about the proposed kayak rental business on the lakeshore of Bonnyman Road. There was a vote taken and all members were opposed to this project.The attached letter, explaining the concerns of the PLA ,was drafted and sent to the Town of Wakefield Planning Board.
The next meeting of the Planning board will be on August 2nd. This is a pubic meeting so all are welcome. The meeting will start at 6:00pm with a site walk at the site on Bonnyman Road and then will continue at the Wakefield Town Hall.
If you are not able to attend there is still time send you personal concerns to Victor Vinagro at his email: shorelandofficer@wakefieldnh.com
Please feel free to use any parts of the attached letter.

PLA BOARD GIVES OPINION ON KAYAK BUSINESS PROPOSAL

For those who may not be aware there is a proposal going before the Wakefield Planning Board for a commercial venture (Kayak Rental Business) on lakefront property on Bonnyman Road. Below is the PLA Board of Directors response to this proposal.

The PLA board of directors are concerned about any new activity, including the Site Plan Application for Lots 34 & 40 on Bonnyman Rd (the Silver Hill area), that impacts the lakeshore and could result in increased erosion and water quality degradation. Province Lake is currently on the NH Department of Environment Services list of impaired lakes, any development and increased traffic, automobile and boat, would have a negative impact on the lake. The Town of Wakefield has recognized the need to protect this important resource through their continued support of our Lake Host Program.

The Wakefield Planning Board will be reviewing this application on July 19 at 7 pm. Wakefield and Province Lake property owners can express their concerns at the Wakefield Planning Board meeting or through their email Landusecodedept@wakefieldnh.com 

Board of Directors

Province Lake Association