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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:
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.
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.
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.
Please feel free to use any parts of the attached letter.
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.
Watershed Warrior flyer pdf
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
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:
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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.
PLA ByLaws July 2018 Proposed