Lake Host for Beaver Lake boat ramp.
Job description here:
The job is 22-24 hours per week from June 22 until Labor Day. It is weekend and end of the week intensive (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday) as that is when people use the boat ramp.
Please contact Rob Tompkins at Tompkins.firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
The ice is out, the snow has melted and it will be feeling more like Spring this week as the temperatures rise. There will soon be docks going back in and boats launched and activity all around the lake!
We will meet at the Pond Road bridge at 9am and disperse as we typically do to ensure we clean up the streets all around the lake. I would like to take this time to give special thanks to Gary Barros of Coles Grove Rd for his season long clean up efforts at the bridge. Last year Gary supplied a garbage barrel and emptied it throughout the year which has made that area much cleaner. Thank you Gary!
The annual meeting will be held on Saturday July 7 at 20 Coles Grove Road. The decision to move the meeting 6 weeks earlier was made to have a kick off of the summer season with friends and neighbors. The meeting is an opportunity to educate residents, get to know one another and build community. We would like to do all of that at the beginning of the summer as opposed to the end.
Would you like to offer some of your time to help monitor Beaver Lake’s water quality, become a part of the team of weed watchers to locate milfoil or monitor the boat ramp to educate boaters and stop the spread of Aquatic Invasive Species? We can never have enough volunteers. There is training and information provided for these programs. If you are interested in learning more details or to volunteer please email BLIA@beaver-lake.org.
There is an opportunity for residents of Beaver Lake to receive discounted pricing through the Dead River Company which supplies both oil and propane. If there are enough residents interested in switching to Dead River and there is a certain level of projected fuel that will be consumed, then Dead River will be able to provide a lower rate for Beaver Lake residents as compared to the public. The company will do a full inspection of your tank(s) and system and will coordinate with your current supplier to arrange all the details regarding switching portable propane tanks and switching ownership for in ground tanks. Propane can currently be purchased by Beaver Lake residents for $0.50 below retail and oil $0.15 below retail. All new customers will receive a $100 account credit when signing a contract.
One of the benefits of an organization like the BLIA is our ability to negotiate favorable pricing on products our members use. We don’t recommend a particular vendor, and we don’t get any kind of payment for offering this benefit. Your relationship is the same as it would be if you found this company on the Internet, except that you pay less than the public for the same product or service. This heating program is not sponsored by or affiliated with the Beaver Lake Improvement Association.
If you would like more information, please contact Mike Lucci of North Shore Rd at 718-5581 or contact Mike Uhlman, Dead River sales representative, directly at 707-6394 (cell) or 744-5456 (office).
As your new President, this is my first newsletter to the Beaver Lake Community. My goal is to continue to create awareness about our lake, increase involvement by residents to address the needs of our lake and to build a stronger community. I am always looking for new ideas and encourage anyone who has an interest to get involved in the organization. I look forward to serving you, please email me at email@example.com with questions, ideas or concerns.
The 2017-18 board of directors has had 3 meetings since the annual meeting in August. Attendance in the meetings has been excellent. Meetings have focused on engagement, sharing of new ideas as well as working through topics of managing the lake.
We have a small committee looking further into the Watershed Plan that was created years ago and coordinating with the NH DES to explore actions that can be taken to improve the quality of the water by addressing topics presented in the plan. We would like to build upon the ideas presented by Jason Aube from the NH DES at the annual meeting.
I appreciate all of our members who have provided their financial support and have volunteered their time. In October, a team of 17 BLIA members and friends collected 18 bags of garbage around our lake. Remember that your donations are 100% tax deductible. If you still have the membership drive letter in a pile of papers, you have a few more days left to send in your donation to get your 2017 tax deduction. We currently have 116 members, the highest number based on the records we have from the past 6 years. It is great to see all the BLIA stickers on cars and mailboxes, which creates more awareness of our association and in line with our goal – creating a stronger community.
All the best,
Invasive Species Update
Milfoil – The volume of milfoil in our lake has continued to increase. This season we saw the largest volume of milfoil located and removed from the lake to date. Thank you to the Weed Watchers who helped with finding the plants. We can always use more Weed Watchers, so if you are interested in learning more and assisting in keeping invasive plants out of our lake, let me know and we will help educate you on how to identify it. The divers from the NH Department of Environmental Services (NH DES) assisted with pulling milfoil on four separate occasions from May through September. The state does not have full-time divers to remove milfoil. I took two days off from work to help the divers from their boat and navigate to the plants. I learned that the plant is very fragile and easily breaks when pulling the weed. Additionally, the larger plants have deep roots, which are difficult to completely remove. At the end of the season, Amy Smagula of the NH DES, recommended that to supplement the state divers Beaver Lake should have local divers pulling milfoil or professional divers may need to be hired since the state divers will not be able to support the continued increase in the volume of milfoil in our lake. In the Spring of 2018, a few residents who are currently certified to SCUBA dive will be receiving training to remove milfoil. There is formal training and a licensure process that is required due to the sensitivity of the weed. If you are a SCUBA diver and are interested in getting the training, let me know.
Asian Clams – during the last dive event by the state divers in September, the invasive clams were found in the area of Gallien’s beach. Beaver Lake is the 6th body of water in NH to have documented Asian clams, although the NH DES believes there are likely many undocumented cases. There is no treatment for these clams and more information (and pictures) can be found at www.wildlife.state.nh.us/nongame/documents/mussels-bb-62.pdf
Plunge at Beaver Lake
– The First Baptist Church Food Pantry is coordinating the first plunge at Beaver Lake on Saturday December 16th at 12pm Gallien’s Beach. They have asked the BLIA for support in this event. Specifically, they are in need of a few volunteers to help with parking cars. If you are interested, please let me know.
– We have started a BLIA team so far consisting of Rick Christian and Steven Anthony. Let us know if you would like to join in the fun of the plunge!
– If you are interested in supporting the cause, your donations are 100% tax deductible and checks can be made out to FBC Food Pantry and mailed to BLIA, PO Box 133, East Derry, NH 03041 or drop it off at 20 Coles Grove Rd or Shannon Anthony will pick up cash or checks to support the BLIA team. You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beaver Lake Gear for Christmas
• Due to the high demand of t-shirts, long sleeve shirts and sweatshirts we have placed an additional order and have inventory for your Christmas shopping. There are pictures posted on the website https://www.beaver-lake.org/beaver-lake-gear/ along with prices and contact information.
• This Town of Derry annual event will take place the weekend of February 10-12. BLIA will sponsor the annual Chili contest on Sunday at Gallien’s beach. Members of the BLIA will be gathering to purchase a table or two at the Frost Ball, which will be on Saturday night. As the details are finalized, more information will be available in the coming weeks.
This Saturday 10/21 will be an eventful day at Beaver Lake. We will start with the Clean Up day at the Pond Rd bridge at 9am. With 10-12 people we can complete all roads around the entire lake in 60-90 minutes. It’s a great way to meet your neighbors and help beautify our neighborhood.
The Halloween Dog Parade will take place from 1-3:30pm at Sharon Ave. This is the first annual event and we look forward to seeing your dog (and you if you so choose) dressed up to win prizes. It should be a fun event!