This year we hope the Lake Boon community will again help observe Earth Day by participating in the Stow Town Cleanup. It is a great opportunity to contribute to our lake community by enhancing the environment, setting a good example for our kids and grandkids, and carrying out another part of our Watershed Management Plan.
Please help pick up trash along our roads to get the neighborhood looking nice this spring and prevent anything from washing into the lake or clogging storm drains. Garbage bags and adult gloves can be obtained from the Stow Lower Village shopping center near Papa Gino’s Saturday morning from 8 am to noon where there is also a sign-up for the various areas of town. More info at https://stowcleanup.wordpress.com/
To stay safe while participating, wear bright clothing and be careful of traffic. Dispose of whatever you pick up in your normal trash pickup. If you have large bags in Stow, the Stow highway department will be around to pick up bags left at the edge of major roads on Monday.
If you are interested in Lake Boon management, you can watch the meeting while recording in the comfort of the third floor TV control room in the Stow Town Building.
No experience is needed. It’s easy. Stow TV will train you and support you.
Stow TV will make the recordings available on cable and YouTube. This is a service to help the Lake Boon Community stay informed.
To volunteer or learn more or watch how we do the recording, contact Stow TV at email@example.com or 978-897-7732.
The most recent edition of the OARS newsletter has info on all kinds of workshops, events, and job and volunteer opportunities. Read it online here. Highlights include “Building and Maintaining a Rain Garden 101” this Wednesday evening in Hudson, and a workshop on native-plant landscaping on May 8, as well as job and volunteer opportunities.
The Lake Boon Association will hold its Annual Meeting on June 3, 2018 starting at 6:00 p.m. at the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, 680 Hudson Road, in Sudbury. Details TBA but save the date now.
The Lake Boon Commission will meet on Wednesday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the Stow Town Building, 380 Great Road (Route 117), in Stow.
The Agenda is as follows:
1. Public Comment
2. Approval of minutes – previous meeting
3. Stow Recreation – request for annual boat rental authorization
4. Payment of bills
5. Next Steps for By Law Revision Work
6. Weed control and future contracts – Andy
7. Dam repair status – Don
8. Inventory and plans for buoys – Conray
9. New business – next agenda
10. Date of next meeting
Update: The 8′ x 8′ dock, along with a paddle board, has now drifted to 76 North Shore Drive. Owners, please reclaim there
An 8′ x 8′ dock in the second basin has floated into the tree line at 126 North Shore Drive.
MA COLAP (Massachusetts Congress of Lake and Pond Associations) 2018 Conference will focus on “Invasive Species and Lake Management in Massachusetts.” This 31st annual workshop will
be a full day conference with speakers from several disciplines. We will discuss invasive species and how they affect lakes and lake management in Massachusetts. There will be presenters, vendors, and posters.
[Although registration (which would have included breakfast and lunch) is now closed, you can still attend the sessions.]
The event takes place Friday, April 13, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the MA Dept. of Fisheries and Wildlife Headquarters, 1 Rabbit Hill Road, Richard Cronin Building, Westborough, MA 01581.
For event registration, visit https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ef4sjyrx0d3a3865&oseq=&c=&ch= For more info on MA COLAP, visit their website.