Lake Armington Association

P.O. Box 143  Piermont, NH 03779

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LAKE HEADLINES - November 27, 2018

 

LAA Fall Newsletter is available here ! Have a look at the latest...

 

Holiday and Year-End Contributions

LAA dues and donations are still coming in as we near the holidays and end of the year, and it's not too late for you to contribute (fully tax-deductible).  See the Dues/Donate page for more info. If you're not sure if you have contributed yet please check in with Sam Rounds. We appreciate everyone's participation in preserving the lake for the future!  Many thanks and Happy Holidays.

View of a snowy Lake Katherine from a few years ago. Snow is falling steadily again this evening of November 27, 2018. Winter has settled in quite early this year.

 

Work on Dam Nears Completion

Bob Dennison's photo of the dam project on September 20, on track to be wrapped up before winter. A full report is in the LAA Fall Newsletter.

 

 

Loons on Lake Armington - Keeping Loons Safe

A pair of nesting LOONS with one chick have been on Lake Armington this summer. They were first seen around July 1 to everyone's great excitement.

 

Many boaters, swimmers, and camera folks have been naturally curious to see the loons, but often get too close for the loon family's comfort.  Loons need their space for the chick to grow to maturity and be ready for fall migration.

 

Loons get stressed when we get too close and show their stress by sounding their "tremolo" alarm call (like "crazy laughter") and rearing up flapping/splashing with their wings (they're saying "go away").

 

What we can do to keep the LOONS safe

1. Get no closer than 150 feet to the loons.  They may move closer to you, but you should not approah or follow them.

2. Be alert to loon "body language," alarm calls and other signs of distress.

3. Use binoculars or you camera's zoom to view loons up close.

4. Tell your renters, summer guests and family members about 

5. Look for Loon Facts from the Loon Preservation Committee (in Moultonborough, NH)

s, email or phone numbers changed since last year?

 

FYI, the Lake Armington Association is a long-time member of the Loon Preservation Committee (LPC), and lake residents have partiipated in its annual loon count for many years.  Ken Settel and Linda Kline are the present LPC contacts. Lynn DeMerchant is coordinating loon-related communications.

 

Ice-Out Contest Winners 2018 announced at the Annual Meeting on July 7 - Congratulations!

First Prize - Ruth Wellington

Second Prize - Joyce Tompkins

Third Prize - Polly Tafrate

Ice-Out was on May 1, 2018 at 5:17 am

Thank you Carlos Manrique and Todd Langley for running the Ice-Out Contest again this year!

 

Lake Armington Ice-Out Dates & Times since 2012

2018 - May 1 at 5:17 am

2017 - April 19 at 12:55 pm

2016 - March 20 at 9:46 am

2015 - April 28 at 2:36 pm

2014 - April 24 at 9:45 am

2013 - April 16 at 3:33 pm

2012 - March 22 at 5:58 pm

 

Support LAA's Programs

Your support funds LAA's environmental protection programs like Lake Host and Weed Watchers. To join and donate, see the Dues/Donate page where you can pay online.

 

You may also send your check to: Lake Armington Association  P.O. Box 143  Piermont, NH 03779

Your contributions are vital to protecting the lake and are tax-deductible.Many thanks to everyone who supported LAA in 2018!

 

Where's the Info?  See the Docs & Maps page for:

Weed ID Photos

Weed Watcher Maps

Water Quality Reports

Newsletters

Annual Meeting Minutes

A history of Summer Camps on Lake Armington from 1915 onward

 

See Dues & Donations page to contribute.

 

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