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GLA 2017 Meeting Schedule

The next meeting of the Groton Lakes Association will be  Tuesday January 10,  7PM at the Lost Lake Fire station- Agenda below. After January we will resume the usual ‘second Wednesday’ of the month meetings. 2017 Meeting Dates: January 10 March 8 June 14 August  9 October 11 January 10 Meeting Agenda: Annual Officer and Directors elections Review and approve meeting minutes from last meeting Treasurer’s report- Update from Bill Strickland Weed harvesting and hydro raking NOI for LL/ KP Solitude 2016 Summary Report and 2017 weed treatment recommendations Baddacook update- Jim L. GPAC update- Jim L. Old Business updates (time permitting): Baby Beach erosion...

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Stormwater for Towns Meeting

Please join us at Mount Wachusett Community College on November 18 (9 – 11:30 am) to consider cost-effective ways to prevent and fix stormwater problems. This free meeting will include a roundtable discussion of participants’ views on local stormwater needs and concerns.  You can view meeting details and register online at Eventbrite.  The meeting will have expert speakers on stream renewal, costs of runoff remedies, EPA municipal (MS4) permits and stormwater assistance programs.  Municipal officials, stormwater committees, highway departments, lake associations, watershed groups and concerned citizens will gain practical guidance to keep streams and lakes healthy. Polluted runoff is...

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Talk Announcement: Invasive Species- Phragmites

Monday 20 June 2016, 7:00pm, Legion Hall, 75 Hollis St, Groton On Monday 20 June, a special meeting of the Groton Invasive Species Committee will be held that will start with a presentation on phragmites by outside expert Tim Simmons. The public is specifically invited. This event will start at 6:30pm with networking time and light refreshments. The feature presentation will start at 7:00pm. Phragmites is the tall reed you can see in many wetlands around Groton, such as Broadmeadow. It is much taller than the native cattails it is displacing. Its distiguishing feature is the tassle at top,...

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Lost Lake and Knops Pond Annual Herbicide Treatment

The 2016 spot treatment of non-native invasive weeds in Lost Lake/Knops Pond is scheduled for this Tuesday June 7th. Note that the entire lake will not be treated but about 40 acres that have the highest level of variable leaf Milfoil, Curly Leaf Pond Weed and Fanwort based on recent surveys, will be treated.

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Help Keep The Swans Wild

The Lost Lake swans that have occupied a niche on Lost Lake for a few years have produced their 2016 family. While these birds are very beautiful, they are also very aggressive, invasive and drive out other species. Please do not feed these animals, they are wild and for their protection should remain so.

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Baddacook Weed Treatment Pilot Project Needs Your Support

The Board of Selectmen last night rejected a line item transfer of funds to support the pilot weed control program on Baddacook Pond. The Water Commission and the Great Ponds Advisory Committee had previously agreed to donate a total of $6000 towards the $20,000 needed to fund this feasibility study. The Groton Lakes Association is asking for tax deductible donations to make up the shortfall to fund this study. These donations are NOT for the 2017 annual spring donations to GLA nor do they include 2017 membership dues. They are strictly to help move this study forward. If this...

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Baddacook Weed Control – Phase 1

Dear Groton Lakes Association Members, For the past 6 months, Bill Strickland, Jack McCaffrey (Groton Water Commissioner) and I have been looking into how other towns handle invasive weeds and if there are non-herbicide alternatives to control the invasive weeds in Baddacook Pond. We may have found an alternative. A feasibility study, using a combination of a modified weed harvester and diver assisted suction harvesting (DASH), has been proposed by Aquatic Vision LLC. They have 20 years of invasive weed removal experience and believe that they can offer an effective method of control. They would like to conduct a...

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GROTON LAKES ASSOCIATION

The Groton Lakes Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and improvement of the Lakes of eastern Groton; primarily "Lost Lake," "Knop's Pond," "Baddacook Pond" and their coves.

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.

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