We are very sad to report that the single loon chick hatched 5 weeks ago has died. The cause is unknown at this time. The Loon Preservation Committee has retrieved the body with plans to do a necropsy this fall. We will inform you when we get that information from them. PLA
The NH DES Province Lake Cyanobacteria Advisory was lifted on Aug 30. Please click here for details. NH DES informed the PLA that the cyanobacteria found can produce anatoxins but they do not analyze for toxicity. As a precaution, you should use judgment and avoid areas where a bloom occurs (bright green mats, stringers) as shown on our website.
As communicated yesterday, the PLA observed some pretty significant cyanobacteria blooms in several spots around the lake. The PLA took samples of those and brought them to UNH for analysis. The PLA also decided to post the red warning signs to give folks a “heads up”. NH DES came to the lake today (Thursday 7/25/19) and took samples as well. Based on the samples analyzed at UNH and at DES, the State has issued an official warning as can be read by clicking here.
Unfortunately our recent weather has been very conducive for the growth of cyanobacteria. There have been several blooms (green floating scummy mats) around the lake today. In an abundance of caution, we will be posting the red NHDES Advisory signs. Samples have been taken and will be analyzed to see if the cyanobacteria has any toxicity. In the meantime, we would recommend that children and pets be kept out of the water and if anyone comes in contact with the bloom, they should rinse off in fresh water. We will inform you of the NHDES results as soon as they are available. Several photos are attached. PLA
Save the date … the annual meeting will be held on Saturday July 20, 2019 at Edge Lake Farm which is across the street from the entrance to the golf course. The meeting will start at 9:00 a.m.. Come hear news about the lake, meet fellow members, and join the association if you haven’t already. Note that anyone may attend the meeting, but you need to be a PLA member to vote on any items that come up.
The spring newsletter is now available for your reading enjoyment. You can either click on News & Important Info and then Newsletters from the home page or click HERE to access the letter. Enjoy and if you have any comments and suggestions, just let us know at the contact page.
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.