LOON BANDING THURSDAY JULY 20, 2017

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.

Province Lake Island Up for Auction – August 5th 2017

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

Fax 603.539.7891

e-mail: Karen@SagerSmith.com

Bidder’s Packet for Email REV

5 – Assessing Card – Map

5 Lot 33 5 – Map 2 – TM 5-33

STOLEN BOAT MOTOR, BE VIGILANT!

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.

WE HAVE A NEW BABY LOON!

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

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The next 2 pics are a 5 day old chick:

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BioBlitz at Province Lake Golf Course

We are looking for citizen scientists and outdoor enthusiasts to join us at Province Lake Golf Course on Saturday, June 3 (rain date June 4) for an exciting project discovering and mapping the plant and animal species around the course. Experts will be on hand to help us identify what we see. Registration is now open for the morning and afternoon sessions – please sign up here.

Your help will directly benefit Province Lake Golf Course’s stewardship of their natural resources and help with environmentally friendly golf course maintenance strategies. As a neighbor to Province Lake, the PLGC is seeking certification as an Audubon International Cooperative Sanctuary to preserve habitats and protect water quality.

This event is co-sponsored by the Province Lake Golf CourseProvince Lake AssociationActon Wakefield Watersheds Alliance (AWWA), UNH Cooperative Extension, and the Stewardship Network: New England.

3rd Annual Beach Clean Up a Success!

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:

Participants:
14 people for 2 hours

7 Board members and family:
Lorie Dunne
Jon Samuelson
Mindy Schuman Vye
Tucker Vye
Thom Townsend
Jan Townsend
Pete Dinger

7 PLA members and supporters:
Pat Benzing
Noel Cartwright
Shirley Cartwright
Larry Moody
Neil Rowe
Judy Skog
Larry Skog

Trash collected:
16 bags plus loose items
147 pounds
400 + pounds of broken cement blocks

Estimated total pounds 547

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Some Beauty on the Beach as the Trash was Collected

Some Beauty on the Beach as the Trash was Collected

ATTENTION PROVINCE LAKERS!

Congratulations!!

In an effort to promote invasive weed awareness, PLA Weed Watcher Program Coordinators, Tucker Vye and Carl Davis, “planted” two plastic imitation exotic weeds in the lake and they were found!! Congratulations to Andrew Brown and Ryan Sears for keeping their eyes on the lake! They both received gift certificates to Blue Bay Seafood and Steak Restaurant.

For anyone that frequents this lake, it pays to notice something out of the ordinary. Keep an eye on the water, you could win too! Noticing a weed that is new to an area is vital to the health of our lake. It could save thousands of dollars if a real invasive weed is found or detected in the early stages before spreading.

See this link to the NH DES “Frightful 14” so you know what real invasive weeds to be looking for:

Frightful Fourteen

More prizes will be awarded so keep looking!

Below, Tucker Vye presenting Certificate to Andrew Brown.

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