Echo Improvement Association, Inc.
P.O. Box 578, Charlton City, MA 01508
September on Glen Echo
(Photo Courtesy of Jackie Nowak)
October 22, 2014
The lake elevation had dropped 11.5”
Drawdown started Oct. 15 and the lake will be drawn down 1-2" per day until we reach 4-feet at the spillway.
Glen Echo Lake
Weed Fund Fundraiser
OPEN TO EVERYONE!
Mohegan Sun Trip!
Friday, October 24, 2014
Cost $69 per person
RSVP to Mark Racicot
NO LATER THAN OCT. 10, 2014
Get details here...
Reminder: Code of Massachusetts Regulations 323, 2.07 (10) states:
Lycott was on the lake early October for our fall survey. They noted that there were other areas of fanwort in the lake, which were in ADDITION to what they found in during the spring survey. Some was affected by this year's treatment, however, the blooms in the North end of the lake were not. The full report will be posted once it is received by the Association.
PLEASE! Fanwort & Milfoil spread due to fragmentation. DO NOT PULL, CHOP, RAKE, CUT, etc. either of these weeds as it will MAKE IT SPREAD AND MAKE THE INFESTATION WORSE. FRAGMENTATION IS HOW THESE WEEDS SPREADS. We have spent ~$20,000 this year on weed control and with the spread of the Fanwort look at another large treatment bill for next year.
If you don't know what either of these weeds look like, please look here:
Any person aboard a canoe or kayak between January 1 to May 15 and between September 15 to December 31 shall wear at all times a Coast Guard approved personal floatation device of Type I, II, or III except persons aboard vessels excluded by M.G.L. c. 90B, Sec. 5A.
The exemption referred to in Massachusetts General Law (M.G.L.) c. 90B, Sec. 5A states:
This section shall not apply to vessels used in competitive rowing, sculling or supervised intercollegiate sailing programs, rafts, surfboards, sail fish, so called, or any similar type of vessel.
Penalties for violation are not less than ten dollars nor more than fifty dollars. (M.G.L. c. 90B, Sec. 14(c)).
Letter from Town of Charlton re: Payment In Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) Program
Letter to the Association
This bylaw passed at Town Meeting
and has been approved by the Attorney General's Office.
Lakes and Ponds Committee Webpage
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Lake is a freshwater lake located in Charlton, Massachusetts. It
is 116 acres and primarily used by its residents for fishing, swimming
and water skiing.
The Glen Echo
Improvement Association, made up entirely of volunteers, was founded
to promote good fellowship among its members; to promote the civic
welfare of Glen Echo Lake Community; to establish and maintain improvements
in and about the community; to improve the ecology of Glen Echo
Lake; to preserve the rights and privileges of residents; and to
do things necessary and incidental to these purposes permissible
under Chapter 180 of the General Laws. It is also our goal to educate
lake residents, and provide a social forum for members to express
concerns and to share information. Monthly meetings, held during
the summer, determine our direction by providing an opportunity
for everyone living on Glen Echo to discuss any topic regarding
the lake. All voices are heard. You need not be a member of the
association to address the group. You do need to be a member of
the Association to vote. Meeting dates, times,
and location are announced on GEIA bulletin boards around the
lake and by our newsletter. Please
come to a meeting and learn more about us.
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