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:
The required grant matching funds for the 2-year study of the lake to mitigate algae and weed growth among other issues.
The preservation of most of Hallock Point in the 3rd and 4th basins as undeveloped conservation land.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com, so more can be ordered.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.