Happy day after Earth Day! This weekend, take some time to enhance the environment, set a good example for our kids and grandkids, and carry out another part of our Healthy Lake Boon Initiative. Please help pick up trash along our roads to keep the neighborhood looking nice and prevent anything from blowing into the lake or clogging storm drains. You can put the accumulation with your normal trash pickup. Participants should wear gloves, long pants and long sleeves to help avoid poison ivy and bright clothes or a reflective vest for safety.
Those in Stow can also be part of the town-wide cleanup April 30th, signing up at the Lower Common (Shaw’s plaza) on Saturday morning. The Stow Cleanup Group will have yellow garbage bags available for pick up at no cost from 8 a.m. to noon. Bags can be put in your own trash can or left by the side of the road. The Stow Town Highway Department will pick up bags the following Monday.
In Hudson there is also a River Walk Work Day on Sunday, April 24th, 9 am to noon taking next steps in restoring the ecological health of the Assabet River’s banks in Downtown Hudson. Sponsored by the Hudson Conservation Commission, more details available at:
The Lake Boon Association is once again sponsoring our discount septic pumping program. This spring’s program will run beginning the week of June 6th. The deadline for sign up is Saturday May 21st.
To register please email David Siewierski at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, address and phone number for scheduling or call him at 978-562-2203 with your name, address and phone number.
The program is open to anyone living within the Lake Boon watershed or within a mile of the lake. Since the inception of this program many holding tanks have been pumped at the discount price, saving money for individual homeowners while preserving property values and helping reduce weed and algae growth in the lake.
The more frequently a system is pumped (recommendation every 2 years depending on family size), the longer it will last and work well. The LBA sponsors this program spring and fall each year.
Rich Casaceli continues to give us excellent service so please spread the word to your neighbors on Lake Boon so we can continue to do everything we can to clean up the lake and keep our septic systems running well.
This memo from SŌLitude Lake Management details the upcoming herbicide treatment. You can download a .pdf of the memo here.
Please be advised that SŌLitude Lake Management will be conducting an herbicide treatment to the aquatic vegetation in Lake Boon in Stow/Hudson, Massachusetts on April 27, 2022.
The use of the lake’s water in Basins 3 & 4 and in the Monahan’s and Hale Road Coves will be restricted as follows:
- Swimming, boating, and fishing – Until April 28th
- Livestock watering – Until April 28th
- Direct drinking – Until April 28th (note that lake water should not normally be used for potable water in general)
- Irrigation – Until July 28th
Additional follow-up applications of the herbicide will be conducted over the course of the summer and will be notified separately. Signs warning of the water use restrictions will be posted prior to treatment in the affected areas.
For more specific water-use restrictions based on location, please refer to the treatment map posted at www.lakeboon.org.
Please feel free to contact SŌLitude Lake Management at (508) 865-1000 with any questions.
The Lake Boon Commission will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12. The Commission will meet via Zoom. Public Participation via calling in or using your computer is encouraged. For directions on how to connect via computer or phone, please see the agenda posted on the Town of Hudson website.
- Agenda / Topics:
- Public Comment
- Meeting Minutes – Review/Approve
- Bills for Payment – Review/Approve
- Stow Rec Commission 2022 Boat Rentals – Review/Approve
- Lake Refill, Weed Treatment & HLBI Updates – Discussion
- Boat, Buoys & Other Prep for 2022 Season – Discussion/Decisions
- Old Business
- New Business
- Date of Next Meeting