Lee Heron retires from Stow Police Department

We want to express our appreciation to Lee Heron for his many years of service patrolling Lake Boon, training additional officers and serving as a Lake Boon Commissioner to help keep our community safe. Lee had extensive experience and specialized training on boat handling and safety that supplemented his law enforcement knowledge–all available to respond to the situations we Boonies get ourselves into!

Lost parrots

Two red fronted macaws mistakenly took flight yesterday afternoon from their home on the Hudson side of the second basin. The female, named Jojo, flew across the lake to the Stow side and was located in a tree. The male, named Milo, is somewhere on the Hudson side of the second basin.

If you see or hear these birds please call Joanne immediately at 503-277-8344.

Shallow well water samples needed

If you have a shallow well (less than 25 ft deep) near the lake, you have an opportunity to help the Healthy Lake Boon Project. Your water could provide valuable data about the composition of ground water moving toward the lake in your area.

A Healthy Lake Boon volunteer would simply take a sample of your well water before treatment and have it analyzed at no cost to you. This would give you the benefit of test results and give the project the benefit of groundwater data. Results would be used only for the project and shared with you.

Please contact David Gray at grayscale@earthlink.net or 781-856-5158 if your well qualifies and you would like to participate. Also include estimates of the depth of the well and its distance from the lake as well as your address. We will then coordinate a date to gather samples.

Lake Boon Commission meets June 21

The Lake Boon Commission will meet on Monday, June 21. The meeting will take place on Zoom.

Agenda topics:

  1. Public Comment
  2. Meeting Minutes – Review/Approve
  3. Bills for Payment – Review/Approve
  4. Solitude Weed Treatment – Review
  5. Buoy Locations – Discuss
  6. Police Patrol – Update
  7. Year-end Budget Balance & Pending Expenses – Discuss/Approve
  8. Capital Planning – Discuss
  9. Healthy Lake Boon Initiative – Update
  10. Old Business
  11. New Business
  12. Date of Next Meeting
  13. Adjourn

To join the meeting, click here, and enter the meeting ID: 933 430 9600 and the password: LBC. To join by 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).

Another wandering dock

High water levels from the recent rain are floating low footed docks away.

This dock floated up to a retaining wall in Basin 2, near 28 Lakeside Avenue. It appears to be about 3 feet wide by 10 feet long. Help is available if the owner needs it to tow it back home. Leave a comment if it’s yours.

June 6: Lake Boon Association annual meeting

Get your computer ready for the Lake Boon Association annual meeting, which will take place on Sunday, June 6 at 7 p.m. We will be meeting virtually on Zoom.

Agenda items include the latest on the Healthy Lake Boon Initiative, a look at LBA history in the Association’s centennial year, updates on lake water quality and quantity monitoring by our citizen scientists, and preliminary comments from Brown and Caldwell, our consulting firm. We’ll also share news on Hallock Point purchase and fundraising.

An agenda and zoom link will be sent soon to the LBA email list. You can also request a link by emailing Dave Gray at grayscale@earthlink.net. Feel free to forward it to neighbors who may not be LBA members or list subscribers. See you on the 6th!

(And while you’re updating your calendar for the LBA annual meeting, don’t forget that the 2021 LBA Water Carnival will take place on Labor Day Weekend, September 3, 4, and 5!)