Herbicide treatment scheduled for May 11

TO: Property Owners / Abutters to – Lake Boon, Stow/Hudson, MA
FROM: Solitude Lake Management
DATE: April 29, 2016

RE: Management of Aquatic Vegetation in Lake Boon

Please be advised that Solitude Lake Management will be conducting an herbicide treatment to the aquatic vegetation in Lake Boon in Stow/Hudson, Massachusetts on Wednesday, May 11, 2016.

The use of the lake’s water in some areas of the lake will be restricted as follows:

  • Swimming, Fishing, Boating – Until May 12, 2016
  • Livestock watering – Until May 13, 2016
  • Direct Drinking – Until May 15, 2016
  • Irrigation – Until May 17, 2016. In other areas of the lake, restriction for irrigation will be until further notice.

For specific water-use restrictions based on location, please refer to the treatment map posted here. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Solitude Lake Management at (508) 885-0101.

Lake Boon Water Carnival THIS WEEKEND!

The Annual Water Carnival Weekend sponsored by the Lake Boon Association will be held from Friday evening, August 28th to Sunday afternoon, August 30th.  Activities are held at the Town Beach/Pine Bluffs Recreation Area off Sudbury Road in Stow. All events are open and free of charge to Stow and Hudson residents. The Association offers these events in appreciation for the many friends who support the organization’s environmental, educational and civic programs during the year.

The Lake Boon Water Carnival is a tradition dating back over 100 years, shortly after Lake Boon became a summer destination forBoston area vacationers. It is old fashioned summer entertainment for all ages, carrying on many events similar to those held at the end of the summer season in the early 1900s.


Water Carnival Weekend Activities include:


Friday Night 8/28, 7-8:30pm – Music at the Town Beach

The local group Moonshine Alley will be playing bluegrass for people at the Stow Town Beach, with some folk, country and blues tunes as well. Come out and enjoy the beautiful sunset view from the beach accompanied by fun, upbeat music and perhaps a roasted marshmallow or two while waiting for the music boat.

7:30-11pmMusic Boat & Lighting of the Lake 

The music boat will begin in the second (southern) basin before dark at7:30 pm, going around counter-clockwise and then into the first (northern) basin about 9:30 going counterclockwise.  All are invited to sit by the shore or go out in a boat, canoe or kayak (all must have lights) as the Lake Boon music boat passes by, featuring the band,Itchy Onion.  The music boat may be viewed at the Stow Town Beach/Pine Bluffs Recreation Area about 9:45.

Lake residents are encouraged to participate in “lighting of the lake” with small lights or luminaries (but not bright flood lights please) along the shoreline. In case of bad weather the music boat may be postponed to Saturday night.  For info, call 978.562.2203 after 6 p.m.for a recorded message.

The music boat is sponsored in part by grants from the Cultural Councils of Stow and Hudson which are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Saturday 8/29, Water Carnival Beach Day:

Stow Town Beach/Pine Bluffs Recreation Area

  • 9:30 – Canoe races
  • 11:00 – Field races
  • 11:30 – 1:00 – Lunch
  • 12:30 – Children’s entertainment
  • 1:30 – Swimming races
  • 2:30 – Beach games

Prizes are awarded for many of the races. There will be face painting, balloon toss, pie eating contest, and much more. Bring a picnic or purchase a grilled lunch prepared by the Lake Boon Association. A variety of LBA T-shirts, beach bags and hats will also be available for purchase.


Sunday 8/30, 2:15 – 4:00  Annual Decorated Boat Parade
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Boaters decorate their motor boats, kayaks or canoes with a theme of their choosing and compete for bragging rights and  trophies as they tour the lake sharing their creativity and humor with those on shore.  Entrants in the boat parade will receive a local pizza restaurant gift certificate and are invited to the party in the narrows after the parade.  Shore parties are also in competition for their own award.  The parade begins at the First Basin Narrows Buoy at 2:15 pm, and continues counter-clockwise around the first (north) basin and then to the second (south) basin. Off-lake residents can view the boat parade at the Stow Town Beach about 2:30.

Admission to the beach, both Saturday and Sunday, is free and this is a great opportunity to see the many improvements being made there by the Stow Recreation Commission. We want to thank our past supporters including Main Street Pizza, PaPa Gino’s of Hudson and Stow, Honey Pot Hill Orchard, Stow House of Pizza, Brothers Pizza, CJ’s of Hudson and Sudbury and the Lake Boone Ice Company.

Herbicide Treatment on Monday, June 8th!

TO: Property Owners / Abutters to – Lake Boon, Stow/Hudson, MA
FROM: Aquatic Control Technology
DATE: May 27, 2015

RE: Management of Aquatic Vegetation in Lake Boon

Please be advised that Aquatic Control Technology will be conducting an herbicide
treatment to the aquatic vegetation in Lake Boon in Stow/Hudson, Massachusetts on Monday, June 8, 2015. The use of the lake’s water in some areas of the lake will be restricted as follows:

  • Swimming, Fishing, Boating – Until June 9, 2015
  • Livestock watering – Until June 10, 2015
  • Direct Drinking – Until June 12, 2015
  • Irrigation – Until June 14, 2015. In other areas of the lake, restriction for irrigation will beuntil further notice.

For specific water-use restrictions based on location, please refer to the treatment map posted here.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Aquatic Control Technology at (508) 885-0101.

Discounted Septic Pumping is here!

Dear Lake Boon residents,

Once again, the Lake Boon Association is sponsoring a discount septic pumping program this spring. The program will run beginning the week of June 1st. Deadline for sign up is Friday May 29th.

Casaceli Trucking will be doing the pumping once again and pricing will $.18 per gallon  resulting in a savings of approximately 25%. Hudson has enacted a $10.00 fee for the pump reports that are required by the State to be sent in. Therefore, Hudson residents will have an extra single $10.00 fee per address.

Due to the growing popularity of the program this pumping will be available only to the first 40 residents to respond. To register please email Brenda Mascari at lbaseptic@gmail.com with your name, address and phone number, or call Dave Siewierski at 978-562-2203.

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 hundreds of tanks have been pumped at the discount price, saving money for individual homeowners while preserving property values and helping reduce weed growth in the lake. The more frequently a system is pumped (recommendation every 1 – 2 years depending on family size), the longer it will last and work well. The LBA sponsors this program spring and fall each year, and so far Rich Casaceli continues to give us a lower price than other area companies for an excellent job!

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.

Check out the Lake Boon Association on-line at www.lakeboon.org and www.facebook.com/lakeboonstow. If neighbors would like to be added to the LBA email distribution, forward this message to them so they can request it from grayscale@earthlink.net. If you would like to be removed from this list, indicate that in a reply to this message.

Help us develop the next Open Space and Recreation Plan for Stow!!

From the Stow Conservation Commission:

Help us develop the next Open Space and Recreation Plan for Stow!!

The Stow Conservation Commission is currently in the process of updating the Stow Open Space and Recreation Plan with assistance from a subcommittee made up of representatives from the Conservation Commission, Open Space Committee, Recreation Commission and Stow Conservation Trust. As part of this process, we are asking Stow residents to take a brief multiple choice survey on recreation, open space protection and future growth and development in our community. The Plan helps guide the town’s priorities in these areas and is updated every 5 to 10 years.

The survey is available in two ways:

1. An electronic version of the survey is available at: http://goo.gl/rCj9jS or on the Town’s website at http://www.stow-ma.gov (see the Conservation Commission and Open Space Committee pages)
2. Paper copies of the survey can be found near the mailboxes on the first floor of Town Building and may be returned in the box there or mailed or dropped off to the Conservation Commission office at Town Building, 380 Great Road, 2nd Floor, Stow, MA 01775.
All responses are due by March 30, 2015.

We encourage you to forward this email to Stow neighbors, friends and family members that might be interested in responding.

Thank you!

Stow Conservation Commission
Stow Open Space and Recreation Plan Subcommittee

Come join the discussion on the improvements to Pine Bluff!

The rec commission is holding their 1st public forum meeting about the Pine Bluff Improvement project on Monday Dec. 15 at 7pm in the Town Building.  Sorry for the short notice – there will be another public meeting in January. You can see the latest proposed plans in this .pdf

Overview of project scope:

  • Overview of needs
  • Public Input
  • Question & Answers