Support the Healthy Lake Boon Initiative

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If you have not done so and are able, please consider making a substantial donation to the Lake Boon Association to support the Healthy Lake Boon Initiative. Many of your neighbors have already done so and there is still time to obtain a 2020 deduction depending on your tax situation. The Initiative will provide:

  1. The required grant matching funds for the 2-year study of the lake to mitigate algae and weed growth among other issues.
  2. The preservation of most of Hallock Point in the 3rd and 4th basins as undeveloped conservation land.

This brochure provides more details.

You can also donate on our GoFundMe site, or by check made out to the Lake Boon Association and earmarked Healthy Lake Boon Initiative, sent to

LBA Treasurer
12 Pine Point Rd
Stow, MA 01775

If donating by check please indicate if you would like to have your name(s) listed on the GoFundMe site or to be Anonymous.

Thank you for your consideration, and happy new year!

Lake Boon Dam update at 1/19 Stow Conservation Commission Meeting

On the agenda of the 1/19/21 Stow Conservation Commission is a discussion with the engineering firm working on plans for rehabilitation of the Lake Boon Dam. The discussion is scheduled for 7:40 p.m. It is not a public hearing. There will be one or more Conservation Commission public hearings later, once the design is complete and the project is ready for permitting.

This meeting is expected to be an update from the consultants on the project status and schedule, and then will delve into some fairly technical issues including impacts to wetlands (temporary and permanent), wetland replication and compensatory flood storage.

You can read the memo supplied by the engineers here:
https://www.stow-ma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif1286/f/uploads/memo_-_conservation_meeting.pdf

For the Zoom link for the meeting, see the Conservation Commission agenda–link below.

Lake Boon Calendars available

With a Lake Boon Calendar you’ll have room to schedule your Zoom meetings accompanied by scenes of our favorite water body! They’re going fast with just 8 calendars left. At $20 each, they support the Healthy Lake Boon initiative. To provide more support, visit
https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/the-healthy-lake-boon-initiative

Contact Dave Gray if you would like to schedule a calendar pickup.

Lake Boon Commission meets December 16

The Lake Boon Commission will meet on Wednesday, December 16 at 7 p.m. on Zoom.

The agenda is as follows:

  1. Public Comment
  2. Meeting Minutes – Review/Approve
  3. Bills for Payment Review/Approve
  4. FY22 Budget (Full & Stow Allocation) – Review/Approve
  5. Boat Maintenance & Winterizing – Update/Decision
  6. Old Business
  7. New Business
  8. Date of Next Meeting
  9. Adjourn

Instructions for joining the meeting can be found at the Lake Boon Commission page on the Town of Stow website: https://www.stow-ma.gov/lake-boon-commission. In the Agendas box on the lower right hand of the page, click on the link for the December 16 meeting to download an agenda with connection link and phone-in instructions.

Lake Boon Commission meets November 25

The Lake Boon Commission will meet at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, November 25. The only topic on the agenda is review and approval of the Hudson FY22 LBC Budget Submission.

The meeting will be held online via Zoom. To join, click here. The meeting ID is 933 430 9600 and the password is LBC. From your phone (audio only) you can also call 1-929-205-6099 and enter the Meeting ID (933 430 9600) followed by the # sign and password (486543).

Lake Boon Commission meets November 18

The Lake Boon Commission will meet on Wednesday, November 18, on Zoom. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. The agenda is below:

  1. Public Comment
  2. Meeting Minutes – Review/Approve
  3. Bills for Payment – Review/Approve
  4. 2020 Drawdown Activities – Update
  5. New Drawdown OOC’s
  6. Boat Maintenance & Winterizing – Discussion/Decision
  7. FY21 Budget (Operating & Warrant)– Discussion/Draft
  8. Old Business
  9. New Business
  10. Date of Next Meeting
  11. Adjourn

Public participation is encouraged. Go to this page on the town of Stow official website to download the meeting agenda, available by clicking a link in the “Agendas” box at the lower right. The agenda contains a link to join on Zoom, as well as directions to call in if you prefer to join by phone.

Found items; calendar update

An orange ladies XL O’Brien life jacket washed up in Monahan’s Cove. It’s currently on the kayak dock at 17 Temple Avenue. Also, a USCG Type IV cushion was found drifting in the first basin. It is now at 12 Pine Point Rd. Email grayscale@earthlink.net to claim.

Calendar update: Requests have been received for 45 Lake Boon calendars so far and the order was placed for 50. If you want one, be sure to request it by emailing grayscale@earthlink.net, so more can be ordered.

Celebrate the LBA all year with 2021 100th Year Anniversary Calendars

Save the date (2021) and save the space (on your wall) for the 100 Year Anniversary Lake Boon Association calendar for you and as gifts. Greet each month with a view of our “great lake.”

The calendars are 8 x 11″ with scenic views of the lake and environs on every page, selling for $20 each as a fundraiser for the Healthy Lake Boon Initiative.

We will have an inventory available before Thanksgiving. If they sell out, orders will be taken to have more before Christmas. Email Dave Gray at grayscale@earthlink.net with your interest in reserving your calendar(s).

LBA T-shirts and bags will also be offered late this month, sale date TBD.

Photos on the calendar cover below are some that didn’t make it into the monthly pages.