Missing kayak

dnaelgkebkgpgegfUpdate: The kayak has been found and returned. Thanks!

This blue Necky Looksha Sport kayak is missing from its home at 76 North Shore Drive. It was stored near the waterfront on two saw horses. It may have been blown into the water by the wind on Wednesday/Thursday or may have gone missing before then.

If you find it, please email Laura Diamond at lddpta@comcast.net. She will come and pick it up.

Lake Boon Commission will meet Wednesday, October 23

The Lake Boon Commission will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at the Stow Town Building, 380 Great Road (Route 117), in Stow.

The agenda is as follows:

  1. Chairperson Comments
  2. Public Comment
  3. Meeting Minutes – from 9/11/19 meeting
  4. Pay Bills
  5. Discussion/Vote re: Grant Opportunity (Water Resources Initiative)
  6. Discussion/Vote re: New Police Radio for LBC Boat
  7. Discussion/Vote re: Hudson & Stow Town Budget Submissions for LBC
  8. Discussion/Vote re:  Special Fall Stow Town Meeting & possibility of including the revised LBC ByLaws/Rules
  9. Administrative re: Boat & Trailer Registrations
  10. Update re:  Fall 2019 Drawdown
  11. Update re:  Solitude Weed Treatment, 9/20/19 Survey
  12. Update re:  LBC Boat & Buoy Winterization
  13. New Business
  14. Date of Next Meeting
  15. Adjourn

Stow Conservation Commission seeks new member

Interested in getting more involved in protecting Stow’s wetlands and open spaces and learning more about the town?  The Stow Conservation Commission is seeking a member to join a collegial and hard-working volunteer board in Stow.  The Commission meets on the first and third Tuesday night of every month.  Members also participate in site visits and help with projects between meetings.  The Conservation Commission administers and enforces the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act and the Town of Stow Wetlands Protection Bylaw and Regulations.  The Commission reviews work within 100 feet of a wetlands and 200 feet of streams and ponds.  The Commission also guides management of more than 1,500 acres of town conservation land throughout the community.

The ideal candidate is interested in protecting the environment and has a background or interest in environmental science, policy, real estate, land use, planning, engineering or similar disciplines, but anyone can serve so long as they are willing to become familiar with the laws and regulations that the Commission works with.

More information is available at: https://www.stow-ma.gov/sites/stowma/files/uploads/cons_2019_0411.pdf or by contacting the Conservation Department at conservation@stow-ma.gov or 978-897-8615.

Lake Boon History Walk October 19—new shorter walk option

The Lake Boon History Walk will take place on Saturday, Oct 19th starting at the Stow Pine Bluffs / Town Beach on Sudbury Road. Registration begins at 11:30 am with step off at noon. The Lake Boon Association invites you to bring neighbors and friends to enjoy crisp air and fall colors during the 5-mile stroll or power walk around the lake. This 32nd annual event, previously known as the Lake Boon Walkathon, encourages Boonies and friends to take their time to appreciate the area’s history and environment as well as each other.

The tour includes over two dozen historical posters with old photos and fascinating background placed at various sites around the lake, including two train stops, steam and gasoline-powered ferries, a 21-room hotel and much more. Additional signs provide reminders of environmental issues that affect the lake and what we can do to protect it. A $5.00 donation is requested. Lake Boon T-shirts and bags will be available for purchase at the start.

Shorter Walk option: For those unable do the full 5-mile circumnavigation, we will have an on-call driver available to rescue anyone with tired feet and get them back to the starting point (or home if on the way).  Just bring your cell phone and get our driver’s phone number at the start.