This 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.
The Lake cleanup coincides with the Stow town cleanup. Garbage bags and adult gloves can be obtained from the Stow Lower Village shopping center near Papa Gino’s Saturday morning 8 am to noon where there is also a sign-up for the various areas of town. https://stowcleanup.wordpress.com/
Wear bright clothing and be careful of traffic. Put the accumulation with your normal trash pickup. If have you large bags in Stow, the Stow highway department will be around to pick up bags left at the edge of major roads, e.g. Sudbury Road, on Monday.
Kayakers may want to consider cruising shorelines to collect the accumulation of items set adrift by the higher water level. A few weeks ago a fine collection was gathered adjacent to the Stow town beach (pictured above). Did anyone lose a child size left Croc sandal?
The Lake Boon Commission will meet on Wednesday April 26 at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Building, 380 Great Road (Route 117) in Stow.
- Approving Minutes from previous meeting
- Public Input
- Paying bills out standing
- Duties and assignment of the Drawdown person
- Duties and assignment of the Weed Management Person
- Discuss schedule for Weed Treatment; align support at Hudson and Stow
- Town Meetings for funding of weed treatment
- Marianne Larossi, Hudson Conservation Commission, presenting a short summary of proposed local wetlands bylaw in Hudson.
- Michelle Walsh discussion of proposed float at 76 Pine Point Road, Stow
- Discuss updating MGL and LBC By-laws postings at Sudbury Rd. boat launch ramp
- Discuss thank-you letter to previous applicants for Safety sub-Committee
- Next meeting date
Some friends and families are selling “I ❤️ Ari” wristbands as a fund raiser to help the Schultz family out with medical bills and the rebuilding of their house. Wristbands are $5 each and 100% of the proceeds go to the family! It is another way for neighbors to help out. Interested Boonies can email Lauramarseglia (at) yahoo (dot) com and Laura will put together the group order!
Are you missing a paddleboat? A blue and white paddleboat washed ashore at 24 Lakeside Ave., and was pulled onto the boat ramp there.
The Habitat for Humanity neighborhood on-site (Sudbury & Pine Point Roads) meeting date has been changed to Friday, April 21 at 6 pm to avoid Easter weekend and enable more neighbors to attend.
The ongoing Habitat Local Project Committee meetings are being held alternate Tuesday evenings at 7 pm at Randall Library, with the next one on April 18th. All are welcome.
Save the date: The Lake Boon Association annual meeting is planned for Sunday, May 21 at 7:00 pm at the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge visitor center. More details and agenda to follow. Come meet new neighbors and greet old ones, hear the latest on water quality management, and review the highlights from last year (which may include photos of people you know with chocolate pudding all over their faces at last summer’s Water Carnival).
The Stow Municipal Affordable Housing Trust (SMAHT) and Habitat for Humanity are proposing to build a small duplex house on Stow town property at the corner of Sudbury and Pine Point Roads. There have been articles with more details about this in the Stow Independent Feb 22 and Mar 29, 2017 issues.
The next meetings on this project are:
Habitat Local Project Committee – Tuesday, Apr 4 at 7:00 pm at Randall Library
SMAHT – Wednesday, Apr 5 at 7:00 pm at Stow town building
You are welcome to comment and/or volunteer to participate.
There will also be an on-site neighborhood meeting to be held Saturday, April 15th at 10 am for further discussion.
You can see a map of the lot here and a presentation on the project here.