Saturday, August 24, 9-1
Shady Nook Rec Center
Shady Nook will be sponsoring a bake sale to raise money for BLIMP.
We are looking for baked goods such as cakes, pies, cookies, breads, etc.
Please pre-package your items for sale.
They can be dropped off Saturday at the Rec center before 9 a.m. OR on Friday, August 23rd,
at either Elaine Hall's at 15 Green Bay Rd. or Anne Willson's at 20 Green Bay Rd.
Elaine Hall 636-3814
Anne Willson 1-239-530-7767
SEE YOU THERE!
We have found a vendor that will pay for older cell phones and are calling all hands to search their drawers for no longer used cell phones. We will have a drop off box at the marina where the phones may be deposited. And thanks to Tracy and Rich for allowing us to do this. BLIMP also has a donation box at the marina. Already many generous people have contributed.
Annual Report from Lee Willson on the milfoil state of affairs on Balch Lake.
Balch Lake is now on Facebook
Take a look at the 2013 Shady Nook Loons
Map of the 2013 Milfoil treatment areas
Driver Assisted Suction Harvester Boat - DASH BOAT LAUNCHES Oct 11 - In July, John and Christina Bertogli from Balch Pond Acres donated their 24 ft Pontoon Boat to BLIMP to be updated into a state of the art DASH Boat.
annual report from Don Pierce
Russell Road was closed in late September while the culvert over the meadows was rebuilt. Jon Morrill was the subcontrator and he successfully completed the work in seven days. The two old sheet metal drainage pipes were replaced with two larger composite pipes and a third pipe was added for emergency overflows. Also, the existing guard rails were restored which saved on metal costs. Finally, the bridge is now an additional four feet wider. The site was inspected, approved and reopened on October 3rd.
NH Grant - Fall 2010 - We have applied for a 25% grant from the state of New Hampshire (25% of the total cost of treatment) we won't know about the grant until late November. Lee expects to receive the bids from the two Massachusetts companies in the next week.
Things you can do
- DASH Boat Captain - DASH Boat Kayaker - DASH Boat Crew - Plant Locator & Marker - Courtesy Boat Inspector - Diver
For descriptions and contact information go here
2013 – 2014 Annual Report
Greetings all, and best wishes for a healthy and enjoyable 2014 season at our beautiful lake. This annual report summarizes the many activities/results we were involved with during the 2013 season and provides an outlook of our 2014 activities and challenges as we now know them.
Hi, this is Lee Willson giving everyone an update on our fight against Variable Milfoil (please forward thisupdate to all your Association member's). Last June 21st we had 4 areas(16 acres) of Balch Lake on the New Hampshire side treated with the strongerchemical 2-4,D. Each of the 16 acres received 100 lbs of chemical at a total cost of $$9735.00. Our approvedpermit allowed us, if needed, an additional treatment in early Sept (at a cost of $7000) . This morning Nick and I surveyed the 4 areas and were very pleasently surprised that all the areas are 99% clearedof variable milfoil!!!!! It was wonderful to hear a number of the abutters yell out "Great job" with a thumbs up!!!!The two areas over at Waldon and Jennifer Lane (where you could nearly walk on this stuff!!) looked fantastic!!! Needless to say that we won't need to shell out the 7 grand for the additional treatment!!! we can certainly usethis money for more diving time on our DASH Boat.........and speaking of our DASH Boat, thank goodnessfor Dennis Racine and Nick for finding the small leak on one of the hose's and fixing it.... and thanks to these twoguys the Boats now running great!!!! Dennis had been a blessing throughout this whole process and we can't thank him enough!! The Diver's are "sucking up between 300 and 400 lbs of variable milfoil on nearly every dive!!!!! If your on thelake and see the boat please give these guys a "Thumbs up!!!!" or a friendly "Toot"! Your support means so much!!!! On another subject, please be reminded that the drawdown date is still right after the Labor Day weekend.
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