Sadly we are once again starting to experience cyanobacteria blooms on the lake. The photo below is from this morning on Point Road. We also had a bloom a few weeks ago that was more widely spread. Should you see anything like this, you should avoid going in it and especially keep your young kids and pets out of it.
As a reminder, cyanobacteria is in every fresh water body in the world. Blooms however happen depending on a multiple of conditions such as temperature, phosphorus levels, rain fall, etc. etc. etc.. The blooms can come quick and then disappear quickly or they can stay around for a while. As stated above .. just avoid them.
The 2017 annual meeting minutes and audit report are now posted on the at this link:
PLA Annual Meeting Minutes
Please make sure you review them before next years meeting as the minutes will be voted on for acceptance.
On Saturday, July 1, a single loon chic was hatched to the adult pair that nested on Province Lake during June. The chic has been growing under the watchful eyes and constant companionship of the adults.
On Thursday evening, July 20, the State certified biologist team from the Loon Preservation Center in Moultonborough will be on our lake to band the adult(s). You may see a boat with a bright light on it between 8:30 and 10pm. The LPC has been banding loons for decades and the team has extensive experience in the process. They assure us that the procedure is safe and will involve as little stress as possible. Please do not attempt to join the activity.
Thank you for your cooperation.
So you and your family have always been attracted to the only island on the lake. Well, guess what? You can own it. The town of Wakefield now owns it due to back taxes and they are going to auction it off on August 5, 2017 to the highest bidder. See documents below and you can contact the Town’s Law office through Karen Rines at:
Karen I. Rines
Real Estate Paralegal
Sager & Smith, PLLC
5 Courthouse Square
P.O. Box 385
Ossipee, New Hampshire 03864
Tel. 603.539.8188 ext 105
Bidder’s Packet for Email REV
5 – Assessing Card – Map
5 Lot 33 5 – Map 2 – TM 5-33
Sadly, someone stole a 9 hp boat motor and fuel tank from a boat parked at the beach along Rte 153 near Butler Field. They were locked to the boat and the locks were cut. A police report was filed. We thought you should be aware and you should watch your boats etc. and keep an eye out for suspicious activity.
A new baby loon was born on July 1st on the nest we put in each year. Please boat with caution if you see the loons as the little one will be with them. Here are some photo’s thanks to Thom and Jan Townsend.
The next 4 pics are 2 day old chick
The next 2 pics are a 5 day old chick:
Grab the family, friends and neighbors and come support the PLA at the 6th annual breakfast. Great food and great company. See more details by clicking on this link:
Breakfast Poster 2017
If you need directions, you can click on this link:
Hope to see your there.
The PLA Annual Meeting Minutes for the 2016 meeting and the Fall 2016 Newsletter have now been posted under the News tab from the home page of the website.
On Saturday the 27th of August 14 PLA members and Board members walked the length of Rte 153 and picked up garbage. The results were as follows:
14 people for 2 hours
7 Board members and family:
Mindy Schuman Vye
7 PLA members and supporters:
16 bags plus loose items
400 + pounds of broken cement blocks
Estimated total pounds 547
Some Beauty on the Beach as the Trash was Collected