Wednesday, August 17: Healthy Lake Boon update via Zoom

As part of a Sustainable Stow / Randall Library program on water quality, you can hear the latest from the Healthy Lake Boon project. Speakers are Dave Gray and Dan Barstow. The talk starts on Zoom at 7 p.m. and you can register at this link: bit.ly/3zF9qsV

Also on the program, PFAS contamination of wells. Speakers are Mary Jude Pigsley, Regional Director of MassDEP’s Worcester office and Timothy Maus, a geologist specializing in the assessment and mitigation of PFAS in private wells.

Lost and found items

This double float was lost from Pine Point Road a few days ago. If you have found it, please leave a comment and we will put you in touch with the owner.

These life vests were found floating in the 1st Basin near Pine Point. The black vest is an XL adult, and the red is a youth size. They were taken by the finder to Monahan’s Cove and can be left somewhere accessible by water or car on Temple Avenue for the owners. Again, leave a comment if they’re yours and we’ll put you in touch with the person who found them.

Stow Town Beach officially reopening

See statement below from the Nashoba Associated Board of Health. Nevertheless, keep a watch in other parts of the lake for algae blooms. There is a thick one now in the Hale Road cove at the east end of the second basin.

Hello everyone,

This office received the second lab report indicating the algae cell counts are below the DPH guidance, and an inspection of the town beach this morning finds the water to be clear. The test results and inspection allows the Board of Health to lift the beach closure, the beach can reopen for swimming.

Any closure signs at the beach can be removed.

Jim Garreffi, Director

Nashoba Associated Board of Health
30 Central Ave
Ayer, MA 01432

Upcoming events! Music, environment and schedule of events for the Water Carnival

There’s lots going on between now and Labor Day weekend. Note that these are the corrected dates for Water Carnival events.

Saturday, August 13 – approx 2:00 p.m., Open Mike shoreside concert at 130 Barton Road next to the dam, compliments of the Conleys

Sunday, August 14 – Hard Knox shoreside concert CANCELLED due to health issues

Wednesday, August 17 – 7:00 p.m., Healthy Lake Boon Update by Zoom as part of a Sustainable Stow / Randall Library program on water quality including PFAS contamination of wells. Speakers are Mary Jude Pigsley, Regional Director of MassDEP’s Worcester office, Timothy Maus, a geologist specializing in the assessment and mitigation of PFAS in private wells, and Dan Barstow and Dave Gray from the Healthy Lake Boon project. .Register for this session here bit.ly/3zF9qsV

September 2 – 5: the Lake Boon Association Water Carnival! Plan your Boat Parade theme now! (pizza coupon for entering)

Friday, September 2 – 7:30 p.m. Lighting of the Lake and Music Boat, beginning in the first (northern) basin, going CCW around the lake

Saturday, September 3

  • 9:30 a.m. – Canoe races, field events at Pine Bluffs Town Beach
  • 12:00 p.m. – grilled lunch and children’s entertainment.
  • 1:30 p.m. – beach events, swimming races (algae conditions permitting)

Sunday, September 4

  • 10:00 a.m. Historical boat tour, registration required at grayscale@earthlink.net, embarkation location tbd
  • 2:15 p.m. – Boat Parade beginning at the narrows buoy in the first basin and going CCW around the lake

Monday, September 5, 2:30 p.m. – Sailing Regatta gathering at Pine Point buoy across from Town Beach

Lake Boon Commission meets Wednesday, August 3

The Lake Boon Commission will meet Wednesday, Augsut 3 at 7 p.m. on Zoom. Participation via calling in or using your computer is encouraged. For instructions on how to connect, please see the posted agenda on the Town of Hudson website, here.

Agenda Topics:

  1. Welcome and orient new LBC member Dan Tereau
  2. Public Comment
  3. Meeting Minutes – Review/Approve
  4. Bills for Payment – Review/Approve
  5. Review LBA signs being posted around the lake
  6. Old Business
  7. New Business
  8. Date of Next Meeting
  9. Adjourn