LAKE HEADLINES - July 27, 2015
Annual Meeting & Picnic on Sunday August
Annual Meeting & Potluck
- Sunday August 16 12 noon to 3:00 pm - at Camp
Walt Whitman. Bring potluck side dishes &
desserts to share. Speaker to be announced, more
details to follow.
Tote Bags and Mugs
Introducing Lake Armington Tote Bags for your
lake stuff or shopping trip, an ample 15"x15.75"
in natural cotton, $12 each.
Our Mugs sold out last season, and are back by
popular demand, $10 each
Pick them up while you're at the lake, or at the
Four Corners Store in Piermont.
Carlos Manrique or
Polly Tafrate or
Our 11 oz coffee mug with lake logo, for kitchen
or gift, $10
Our ample 15"x15.75" cotton tote bag with lake logo, $12
2015 LAA Directories - now available by
This year when members pay their lake
association dues, LAA Directories are available
by email as a PDF document. The idea is to make
the Directory more available and readable
for our members.
The familiar Directory booklets are still
available to members who don't use email, either
at the lake or by USPS mail. For info contact
The baby loon at the lake is growing steadily,
swimming with its (very) protective parents.
Very exciting. A bald eagle, osprey, kingfishers
and lots of robins are around, along with barred
Updates on our Programs
Lake Hosts perform
courtesy boat inspections at the public launch from Memorial Day
to Labor Day weekends. Contact
Polly Tafrate or
Evie Conroy to volunteer.
monitor the lake for invasive aquatic weeds &
species throughout the season. Contact
Evie Conroy to volunteer, including teens
and young people.
Water Quality testing
happens once a month during the summer season.
Boat Parade Redux?
Imagine a Boat Parade on Lake Armington. It once
was an annual event. Lend your creative ideas
and energy, and see what we can do. Contact
Lynn DeMerchant who's volunteered to get
LAA Directory and
Email List Update
Have your address, email or phone numbers
changed in the past year?
Would you like to join the LAA mailing list?
Send your current info to
LAA, updates now happen continuously
New 2015 LAA Directories available now to
members by email or paper booklet.
ICE OUT ON LAKE
ARMINGTON - Tuesday April 28 at 2:36 pm!
4th Annual Ice Out Contest winners are:
1st prize Linda Michelsen
2nd prize Alice Wellington
3rd prize Ken Settel
Thank you to everyone who participated. We had
107 entries, the most ever! Congratulations to
Ice Out Dates (and
winners) from past LAA Ice Out Contests
March 22, 2012 at 5:58 pm: 1st Sam Rounds,
2nd Gino Theberge, 3rd Vickie Davis
April 16, 2013 at 3:33 pm: 1st John Manrique,
2nd Cindy Langley, 3rd Charlie Davis
April 24, 2014 at 9:45 am: 1st Sam Rounds, 2nd
Wendy Cahill, 3rd Ken Settel
Spring at the Lake Armington Boat Launch
Fall Newsletter 2014
LAA Fall Newsletter is here for you to read and download. If
you'd like to join our mailing list, contact
Emergency Response Follow-up
The Piermont Fire Department and Emergency Management visited
neighborhoods at Lake Armington, including Sirecho Shores and
Cottage Roads, so they're better able to locate the properties
at the lake promptly in case of an emergency call. They also
brought in their pumper truck to scout how well it could handle
the narrow roads and where it could turn around.
E911 Program in Piermont
In 2015 the nationwide E911 program begins its roll-out
in Piermont to upgrade emergency services and improve
reliability and response time. Many addresses and property
numbers all over town will be changed to achieve consistency,
including those at the lake. Bernie Marvin, Emergency Management
Director, is in charge of the program.
Common Reed (Phragmites) Eradication report
The Common Reed project was completed September 4 with the final
eradication treatment. Brad Caswell's Common Reed Eradication
project summary and recommendations are available
here. A good read on a critical project.
Acid Rain Impact at Lake Armington
View Brad Caswell's summary and graph showing
reduction in acid rain impact at Lake Armington 1987 to present.
Notes from Summer 2014
2. Brad Caswell's 2014
Lake Armington Water Quality Report and related
Water Quality Graphs are now available, and show long-term
trends in Lake Armington's water quality based on samples taken
from 1987 through 2013.
1. The Annual Meeting and Picnic on Saturday August 16 drew
about 38 people for socializing, discussion and great food.
Piermont Board of Selectmen chair Colin Stubbings and Tim Cole
of the Piermont Fire Department spoke about emergency response
Annual Meeting Minutes.
3. July 8 LAA Board of Directors
meeting minutes and
June Newsletter are here.
Your dues and generous
are needed now
to support the Lake Host program, our first-line defense against
non-native invasive species getting into the lake.
or by check, see the
Where's the Info?
Maps page for:
Weed ID Photos
Weed Watcher Maps
Water Quality Reports
A history of Summer Camps on Lake Armington
from 1915 onward
Dues & Donations page to contribute.
on Lake Armington
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