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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.