NH Department of Environmental Services has lifted the cyanobacteria warning for Province Lake that was issued back on August 6, 2018. You can read the official press release from NH DES at this link:
Do you have kids or grand kids aged 5-11? Do you want to let them have some fun while learning about Province Lake and the Watershed? This is a free event on August 11. Click on this link to view the flyer.
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.
Board of Directors
The adult loons have been spending the past several days on and around the nest we have in the lake. As such, we are asking boaters, fishermen, etc. to stay clear. PLEASE give them plenty of room. We have put out signs warning of the area and they look like the picture below:
Per the existing Bylaws of the Association, any changes must be voted on at the annual meeting. The updates must also be made available for review at least 14 days prior to the annual meeting. As you are aware, the annual meeting will be July 21, 2018. The updated bylaws are below. They are in marked form, so it is easy to see what is proposed to be changed. Please review them and come to the annual meeting should you have any questions or comments.
Take a look at this announcement and move quickly if you one to be one of the four.
Your efforts can help improve the quality of Province Lake.
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.