The CLPA held its Annual Meeting on July 19 at the Searles School and Chapel in Windham. Members began arriving at 6:30 PM and browsed through the information displays that were arranged around the room. There was a display of 182 brand-new photos of waterfront homes posted on the walls of the room. The photos were arranged in order, so walking around the room was like a cruise around the lake! Special thanks to Marian Johnson for the photography, and Ginny Campiola for the inspiration.
Thanks to all of the enthusiastic participants in the boat parade! There were about 27 boats in the parade – a very nice turnout. The judges had difficult choices to make, due to all of the creatively decorated boats! The first prize winner (and leaders of next year's parade) was “Cape Canaveral” with Eric Rioux and Penny Maxner.
Please come and enjoy light adult beverages, snacks and dessert with your neighbors and fellow CLPA members. The location is the AIR-CONDITIONED Searles School, 3 Chapel Road, Windham (next to Delahunty's Nursery). New members are welcome!
Meet your lake neighbors. Share lake stories and memories. Find out what the association has been doing. Voice your questions and opinions.
Join the festivities on Saturday July 4th at 1 PM. The parade will start at Rocky Point then proceed around the entire lake. Check this web site for notice of any changes due to bad weather. Happy Birthday USA!!!
The July 4 Canobie Lake Boat Parade went off without a hitch... on July 5. The weather was beautiful then. Thanks to all 15 boats that participated. Everyone seemed to have a great time. The judges had difficulty deciding on the prizes, with all the fine entries. Below are photos of the winners, taken by Jay Johnson and Marian Westerberg.
We kept hoping the weather forecast for tomorrow would improve, but it hasn't. They are forecasting rain, and heavy rain, from 9 AM through 5 PM. Not much fun boating in that! The forecast for Saturday, July 5, is very good. So we will postpone the parade until Saturday at 1 PM. Please join us then for a fun Independence Day celebration. We'll enjoy it much more then!
Currently (July 3, 10 AM), rain is forecast for July 4. Our "decision team" would like to wait until this evening to decide on postponement. They argue that hurricanes do change course, slow down, etc., and they would hate to postpone only to find that the weather is OK on July 4. We'll put a notice here this evening. If we do postpone, it will likely be to Saturday at 1 PM. Sorry for the uncertainty.
Mark your calendars, please. We're having our annual meeting and social on Sunday July 27 at 6:30 PM, at the Searles School, 3 Chapel Road in Windham (next to Delahunty's Nursery). We're trying a different time and format this year. Let us know how you like it. We're planning an enjoyable outing, a "party", with dessert and light adult beverages. The agenda will include election of officers for next year.
If any member is interested in serving on the board of CLPA, please contact any board member in advance, and come to the meeting on 7/27/14.
We're looking forward to seeing many good friends, and catching up!
Join the festivities by decorating your boat and joining the parade! On Friday July 4th at 1 PM the parade will start at Rocky Point, then proceed around the lake and end where it began. (Check our web site (here) for notice of any last minute changes due to inclement weather.) Last year's winners, Michael and Alyssa Schoenfeld will lead the parade. Our kayaking judges will determine and present the prizes: $100 for first place, 2nd place - 4 passes to Canobie Lake Park and 3rd place - 2 passes. Thanks to our generous sponsor - Canobie Lake Park.
This event is always a lot of fun. If you're not going to be in the parade, please participate by cheering and waving from shore. Best wishes for a happy and healthy and safe 4th of July... Happy Birthday USA!!
The Annual Meeting of the Canobie Lake Protective Association will be held on Saturday July 20, 2013 from 9-11 AM at the Searles School. The school is located at 3 Chapel Road in Windham (35 Range Road, next to Delahunty's Nursery). Please come and meet your neighbors, and catch up on what's happening at the lake. Refreshments will be served. An election of officers and directors will be held. The three nominees for re-election to 2 year terms are: Ginny Campiola, Secretary; Betty Dunn, Treasurer; and Dave Blake, Director from Salem. The other three current officers (Bill Schroeder, President; Peter Griffin, Director from Windham; and Odie Odierna, Director from Salem) will serve the second year of their 2-year terms.
For more information about the meeting, please see the July 12 newsletter.
July 4, 2013 was a beautiful day (but Hot) ! Twenty four boats participated in the annual parade, and everyone seemed to be having a good time. The first place winners were Michael and Alyssa Schoenfeld aboard "Flower Power".
The second place winners were Eric Rioux, Gemma Rioux and Penny Maxner in a two-boat rig: "Washington Crossing the Delaware with a Redcoat Prisoner".
In third place was Dave Silvia with "Christmas in July".
Honorable Mention was awarded to the Forrence family, for a "Flag Filled Frigate". The Forrences also led the parade in grand fashion.
More photos will be posted soon in the Gallery. Thanks to all the participants for their creativity and enthusiasm. You all helped to make our holiday great!
The Canobie Lake Protective Association will continue its long-standing tradition of holding a boat parade at 1:00 PM on the 4th of July. The parade will start at “Rocky Point” and proceed around the lake, returning to Rocky Point. Judges in kayaks will observe the boats along the parade route. Prizes (first, second and third place) will be awarded for patriotic decorations of the boats. The Association thanks its generous sponsor, Canobie Lake Park. All sizes and types of boats are welcome. The parade will be led by the first place prize winner in the 2012 parade, the Forrence family.
Shoreline observers are encouraged to wave and cheer from the shore. A good public vantage point is the pumping station on North Policy Road in Salem.
If the weather is threatening and we need to postpone the parade, we will announce it here on this website. Check www.canobielake.org. As always, be safe.
The CLPA Annual Meeting was held on August 4, 2012. We changed to staggered terms for the election of officers. Elected for two-year terms were: Bill Schroeder, president; Odie Odierna, Salem director; Peter Griffin, Windham director.
Continuing for another year in their present offices are:
Ginny Campiola, secretary; Betty Dunn, treasurer; Dave Blake, Salem director; Deb Tipton, Windham director.
For more on the meeting see the October 26 newsletter.
The Canobie Lake Protective Association will be holding its annual meeting on Saturday, August 4 from 9-11 AM. It's at the Searles School & Chapel in Windham, located on Chapel Road off route 111, opposite St. Matthew Church. The meeting is open to the public. From 9-10 AM there will be a social time and a business meeting. At 10 AM our guest speaker, Alexis Rudko, will give a talk on the status of loons in New Hampshire. Alexis is a field biologist for the Loon Preservation Committee. She has visited Canobie Lake many times in recent years, to observe the pair of loons that nest on the lake. For those who love loons, and are concerned about their survival in New Hampshire, this will be a very interesting talk.
More information is available in the latest newsletter.
4TH OF JULY - Another PERFECT DAY!!!
Thank you to everyone, both on boats and cheering from shore! Your enthusiasm made our celebration exceptional. We had over 32 decorated boats in the parade, many kayaks, and many happy people cheering and waving all the way around the lake.
Our judges were so impressed that they found it very difficult to determine the winners. In fact, they added a 4th winner, honorable mention, to acknowledge the creativity of the SHARK ATTACK! Great job to all of our participants and winners!!!
The boat parade winners were:
1st Place (and leader of next year’s parade) –
The Forrence Family aboard the Pontoon Pirate
2nd Place: Flanagan/Boudreau Families aboard the Renee Marie
3rd Place: Eric Rioux as Elvis and Penny Maxner as Uncle Sam aboard the Beach Bum. Presentation by Dave Blake, CLPA director.
Honorable Mention: the Miller Family aboard the Shark Attack
Special Mention: the Canobie Queen from Canobie Lake Park. On board are Patches (the Teddy Bear) and Timmy (the Shark) along with others.
For more photos of the parade, see the Gallery (coming soon).
The Canobie Lake Protective Association will continue its long-standing tradition of holding a boat parade at 1:00 PM on the 4th of July. The parade will start at “Rocky Point” and proceed around the lake, returning to Rocky Point. Judges in kayaks will observe the boats along the parade route. Prizes (first, second and third place) will be awarded for patriotic decorations of the boats. The Association thanks its generous sponsor, Canobie Lake Park. All sizes and types of boats are welcome. The parade will be led by the first place prize winner in the 2011 parade, Mark and Joanne Young.
Shoreline observers are encouraged to wave and cheer from the shore. A good public vantage point is the pumping station on North Policy Road in Salem.
The NH Department of Environmental Services is offering free training
for lake water sampling and for identifying exotic, and native, aquatic plants (weeds). The workshops will be held in Concord NH, on Saturday, June 2, from 8:30-12 in the morning.
The water sampling training is essential for participating in the Volunteer Lake Assessment Program, which the CLPA has done for the past ten years. Most of our water samplers have retired, or moved away, so we need new ones. The Weed Watcher program is important for early identification of invasive weeds, if any, entering Canobie Lake. Our best chance of preventing spread is to catch it early. Volunteer watchers are needed.
These workshops are well-organized and present a lot of good information. They are an opportunity to meet the DES subject-matter experts. And you can ask them any questions you may have. I'm planning to attend. If you would like to go also, send me an email at: [email protected] . Or, you can check the DES web site, and register there.
I hope to see you there,
The CLPA Board has filed a citizens petition for the Town of Windham election on March 13, 2012. We are asking that the Windham voters enact an ordinance protecting Canobie Lake. For simplicity, we are asking them to extend the same rules of the 2010 Cobbetts Pond Watershed Protection Ordinance to include Canobie Lake. This step was recommended by our engineer consultant, in his watershed study as presented at our annual meeting last July and has the support of the Windham Planning Board with a 7-0 vote. We're happy to report that we have talked with a subcommittee of the Windham Economic Development Committee, and they have decided to support the ordinance. They have some concerns about implementation, and we have agreed to cooperate with them and all involved groups, to improve the ordinance if needed.
We have received strong letters of support for the ordinance. One is from the president of the NH Lakes Association. Another is from the NH Department of Environmental Services. And another is from the Director of the Salem Public Works Department. Please click on the links below to read the letters of support.
Remember, we need your help in our campaign! Please talk to your friends and neighbors to get out the vote in support of protecting our wonderful natural resource, Canobie Lake. Encourage everyone you know to be sure to cast their vote on March 13th and, especially, to vote YES for the citizens petition to extend the Cobbetts Pond Watershed Ordinances to include Canobie Lake. Here is a list of reasons to vote in favor of our petition.
WHY VOTE TO EXTEND
THE COBBETTS POND WATERSHED ORDINANCE
TO INCLUDE CANOBIE LAKE?
To preserve and protect the quality of the water in Canobe Lake Currently, Canobie Lake is an exceptional (class A) natural resource and drinking water reservoir for the town of Salem. 78% of Canobie Lake’s Watershed is in the Town of Windham and would be protected by this ordinance.
To comply with the 2005 Windham Master Plan It identifies the “need to improve water supply protection efforts”.
To insure that “storm water runoff” does not contribute to deterioration of water quality
The “watershed” of Canobie Lake is that area around the lake where storm waters from rain and runoff eventually feed into the lake. Storm water runoff is the greatest contributor of pollutants and contaminants.
To prevent a situation where expensive restoration would be needed Cobbett's Pond restoration is estimated to cost $4 million.
To manage conscientious development while not preventing development within the watershed The Cobbett's Pond Watershed Ordinance was overwhelmingly voted for and has proven to be successful.
To minimize impervious surfaces within the watershed The greatest contributing factor to deterioration of water quality is an increase in impervious surfaces within the watershed. Any such increase would prevent water to filter through the ground before feeding into the lake. Ordinances limiting any increase in impervious surfaces will help protect and maintain the current water quality.
Thank you for helping to preserve and protect Canobie Lake. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
The CLPA Board of Directors
Minutes of Annual Meeting 7/16/2011 (draft to be approved at annual meeting 2012)
Meeting called to order at 9:30 AM at Searles School and Chapel
In attendance (a quorum): Bill Schroeder, president; Ginny Campiola, secretary; Betty Dunn, treasurer; Marie Maio, Dave Blake, Mary Warren, and Odie Odierna, directors, and approximately 22 other members of the CLPA
Welcome and introduction of CLPA Board by Pres Bill Schroeder
Agenda passed out to all
Thank You to volunteers
Report by Bill Schroeder of Years accomplishments (VLAP, Monitor I93 project, 4th of July Parade, Log removal, fishing, meeting with manager of Town of Salem, monitoring of Salem and Transfer of water issue, loon raft and monitoring)
Update on Loons and visit by Loon biologist by Dick Hannon
Treasurer’s report Refer to report as on Annual meeting handout. Question of interest earned – not available on a nonprofit checking account
Membership Voting: Motion to: adopt the dues at $25 for the coming year. Discussion of why not 2 park tickets for one membership as in the past. All 200 passes were used last year as is projected for this year. 2nd and approved
Introduction of Nick Sceggell. Granite State Rural Water Association.
Points of interest included;
What is a watershed?
Why track phosphorous?, Town of Salem requested that DOT increase the watershed for Canobie to maximize water replenishment, Canobie has a small watershed for such a large body of water indicating that it has underground water replenishment, Canobie may have 80% spring fed (Per Dave Blake), Attorney Post asked if the line denoting the watershed is an officially recognized and accepted boundary line – it was designated by NH DOT and is used in the I93 project. What are sources of problems from water runoff?
Storm Drainage mapping. Canobie Watershed breakdown of impervious surfaces. Canobie has higher impervious surface than Cobbetts. Lawns are considered 30% impervious. The Applewood golf course area is designated “recreation” use in the watershed study. Commercial development has 75% impervious. What we can do to help.Reference to: NH Homeowners Guide to Storm water Management (available on line and will be printed in the future)
NH Residential Loading Model (available on line). Nick will be working through August and is available for reference and information
Presentation by Brandon Dreyfuss on his Eagle Scout project to clean up the conservation lots on West Shore Road.
Presentation by Betty Dunn on the Pine Ridge Road lot that is owned by CLPA. Donated in 1981, appraised $9,000, taxes $200/year Stream through property so in WWPD What should be done? Donate to conservation, sell, etc? Asked members for input.
For the future: Dick Hannon asked that CLPA board take an active role in requesting that NH DOT install adequate sound barriers to maximize noise reduction from 93. Bill Schroeder discussed communication that he has had with DOT- Newer style barriers help with areas close to the barrier on both sides but do not help with areas far away (as is the other side of the lake). Discussion continued about the Squire Armor Road request for sound barriers and the findings that are based on federal guidelines that deny them approval.Report of DOT plans to leave the old north bound lane area from Common Man south as conservation land. The asphalt will be removed and plantings installed. Hopefully they will help as a sound barrier. Also, the CLPA may decide to write to the NH DOT in support of maintaining the elevation of the road bed in the area of the retention ponds so as to act as a sound barrier.
Meeting adjourned 11:20 AM
Thank you to Secretary Ginny Campiola for taking the minutes