Author: Alexander Woodle
A few years ago after a fire destroyed a home on Boathouse Road on Lost Lake, a conversation began about fire protection in this area of town. A Lost Lake Fire Protection Study Committee was created and began to review and discuss improved methods of protecting homes in this densely settled part of town. The Lost Lake/Knops Pond area rapidly grew in 1920s and 1930s following a subdivision development. There were no zoning regulations in that time and house lots were 20 feet by 100 feet. Summer cottages sprung up first along the waterfront and eventually behind on adjacent...Read More
Dear Friends and Neighbors, Literally lots of water over the dam since our last newsletter as it has been a very busy summer season. We have had Lost Lake/Knops Pond spot treated once again to keep the persistent variable leaf milfoil in check, a water ski clinic, rededication of Sargisson Beach, continuing work of the Lost Lake Watershed Advisory Committee (LLWAC) to provide a long term management plan for our lake basin, continuing efforts to find solutions to weed infestation at Baddacook Pond, organizing a water quality testing program, maintaining the weed harvester for its use on Baddacook, trying to enlist residents of Whitney Pond to become partners with other ponds to pursue long term solutions to weeds, participation in Grotonfest and pursue our membership drive as our funding for weed protection is all but used up. Overview The lack of usual spring rains delayed the lake reaching its summer pool level until later in the season. This forced a bit of delay in surveying and spot treating for re-infestation of variable leaf milfoil which poked its ugly growth to the surface in a number of coves. At the same time, a native weed, bladderwort, was found in abundance in coves near small bridge and old dam. Some of the clumps were large and easily fouled motors. Bladderwort is a common native plant that can go through cyclical periods...Read More
Steve Marranzini was a longtime Lost Lake resident and supporter of the Groton Lakes Association. Steve served as Treasurer for many years. He also unselfishly gave of his time to work on other projects such as repair and maintenance of the weed harvester and researching the history of the lake, spending many hours pouring over old deeds. A plaque in Steve’s memory will be unveiled during the rededication ceremony for Sargisson Beach Monday October 5th at 5 pm. If weather postpones, raindate is October 13th at 5 pm. Hope to see many of Steve’s family, friends and neighbors...Read More
The Board of Selectmen and Sargisson Beach Committee of the Town of Groton, MA respectively invite committee members, volunteers, and residents to the re-dedication of Sargisson Beach on Monday October 5th, 2015 at 5PM. The event will recognize the hard work and support of the many committees, volunteers and individuals who have made restoring and re-opening the beach possible. In the event of inclement weather the rain date shall be Tuesday, October 13th at 5PM. Please park in the Sargisson Beach Parking Lot at 165 Whiley Road. The dedication will be recorded and rebroadcast on The Groton Channel (Channel...Read More
The boards were placed in the dam late this season to allow the completion of repairs to the shoreline of Sargisson Beach. Many residents have asked to extend the season by keeping the boards in two weeks longer. The Groton Lakes Association agreed and removal of the boards will begin October 25th. This will allow for enough time to bring lake level down to the winter level before any ice...Read More
GROTON LAKES ASSOCIATION
Located in Groton, Massachusetts, the G.L.A. works closely with local, state, and federal agencies, as well as other community organizations to develop and implement programs, strategies, and ideas which will preserve the lakes for both native wildlife and recreational use, thereby enhancing the quality of life in our local watershed.