LAKE HEADLINES - July 4, 2019
LAA Annual Meeting & Picnic is
Saturday June 6, 12 noon-3pm
40 Musty Lane off Cape Moonshine
The Musty-Faustinis are hosting this year's
Annual Meeting and Picnic on Saturday July 6 from
3:00pm with a featured speaker, Loon Preservation Committee Staff
Biologist Carolyn Hughes.
Please bring a dish to share and folding chair.
We will provide a brief review of lake projects,
answer any questions you may have, and collect
annual dues/donations (dues are $20/person, $40
for two people or family by check or cash).
Directions to 40 Musty Lane - take Cape
Moonshine Road to Cottage Road to Musty Lane. Or
arrive by boat.
At the meeting you may also sign up for Weed
Watcher's Training on July 19 given by Dept. of
Environmental Services (DES). Training is free
and advance sign-up is required. Contact
Lake Host and Weed
Watchers Program News
Lynn DeMerchant is Lake
Host program coordinator and Laurie Gramlich is
Lake Host manager this year. Nick Boyce and
Peter Alford are returning Lake Hosts.
Volunteer Lake Host Inspectors are needed, please contact
Lynn DeMerchant at
firstname.lastname@example.org for all details.
is coordinating Weed Watchers, with volunteers
James and Deborah Jensen, Kathy Soloway, Lynn
DeMerchant and Lynn Dennison. More Weed
Watcher volunteers are needed, please
contact Linda Kline at
for complete info.
Loons on Lake
Armington - Keeping Loons Safe
A pair of LOONS is
on Lake Armington again this year, and we want
to keep them safe during their summer stay when
they nest and hopefully raise chick(s).
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
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
5. Look for Loon Facts from the
Loon Preservation Committee (in
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.
Moose on the Loose
along Rte 25C
Bob and Lynn Dennison spotted this female moose
browsing along Rte 25C Tuesday
May 14 and snapped this photo from their car!
Spring Newsletter for the
full story and more!
This year's Ice-Out
happened Thursday April 25 at 11:27 AM bringing
a promise of springtime to the lake. Contest
winners are First Prize Bob Dennison, Second
Prize Tim Donelon and Third Prize Polly Tafrate.
Many thanks to the Ice-Out
Team Carlos Manrique, Todd Langley and Richard
and Lynn DeMerchant who tabulated participants'
guesses and took care of the ice-out clock at
the lake. We began the Ice-Out Contest in 2012
and all results are below.
Lake Armington Ice-Out Dates & Times
2019 - April 25 at 11:27 am
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
Where's the Info?
Maps page for:
Weed ID Photos
Weed Watcher Maps
Water Quality Reports
Annual Meeting Minutes
A history of Summer Camps on Lake Armington
from 1915 onward
Dues & Donations page to contribute.
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