Glen Echo Improvement Association, Inc.
P.O. Box 578, Charlton City, MA 01508

September on Glen Echo
(Photo Courtesy of Jackie Nowak)
LATEST NEWS!

2014 Drawdown starts on Oct. 15
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
mark.racicot@charter.net
NO LATER THAN OCT. 10, 2014
Get details here...

Other News:

Weed Update
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: http://aquaplant.tamu.edu/plant-identification/alphabetical-index/fanwort/
http://des.nh.gov/organization/commissioner/pip/factsheets/bb/documents/bb-23.p
Reminder: Code of Massachusetts Regulations 323, 2.07 (10) states:
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

Docks Bylaw
This bylaw passed at Town Meeting and has been approved by the Attorney General's Office.
Lakes and Ponds Committee Webpage

WE ALL SHARE THE SAME FRONT YARD

Glen Echo 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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