WATER CHESTNUT PULLS COMING UP - PLEASE HELP OUR LAKE
(Note from Jeff O'Handley of OCCA)
I hope this note finds you well! I just wanted to let you know OCCA will be back on Goodyear Lake this summer to continue work on water chestnut removal. The next date is scheduled for Saturday, August 3rd at 9 AM . We are also scouting this year for European frog-bit, which has turned up in Otsego County and we’re hoping to shut it down before it gets well established. I hope we’ll be able to see you all during the summer. Canoes and equipment will be provided if you do not use your own watercraft.
Caitlin Stroonsnyder has graduated from the Lake Management Program and has published the Goodyear Lake Management Program.
Her very comprehensive report is available online.
A quick link is below. Click on the button.
Click on "Events" & "Upcoming Events" to see our Calendar
of Events for 2018/2019
The following is a link to addressing the control of and removal of aquatic plant life from your waterfront:
If you don’t have it already, Diet for a Small Lake is a great reference for lake-side property owners and Lake associations, as it covers all of the major aspects of lake ecology, watersheds, management options, and regulatory considerations. You can purchase it from NYSFOLA or find it in sections on the DEC website.
(Thanks to Holly Waterfield of the Biological Field Station for the info)
NOTE: Diet for a Small Lake can now be found here if you click on OUR LAKE
IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS AND GUESTS OF MEMBERS:
ALL GOODYEAR LAKE ACCESS POINTS AND RIGHT-OF-WAYS MUST BE KEPT OPEN AND ACCESSIBLE. THERE IS TO BE ABSOLUTELY NO PARKING OF VEHICLES OR TRAILERS AT THESE LOCATIONS. NO PRIVATE PROPERTY MAY BE LEFT OR STORED AT THESE LOCATIONS.
We are reaching out to members to assist us in our yearly efforts. If you have an interest in any of the following areas, pls. contact us via E-Mail:
...improvements to rights-of-ways and parkways
...boosting our membership
...helping with Goodyear Lake Day
...annual lake-wide garage sale
...the ecology of the lake and silting problems
The Portlandvile Launch Site has been finalized and in use. Congrats to all who made this a reality, and thanks to Senator Seward for the grant and to Bruce Shultis for applying for the grant, and to DEC for all its help in moving it forward.