We'd like to encourage folks to not let yard waste get in the lake. This is especially important at spring and fall clean up times. Yard waste includes leaves, grass clippings, branches and brush. This material ultimately settles to the bottom of the lake, decomposes and makes a fertile bed for weeds to grow. And we're all concerned about keeping the weed growth down.
At the CLPA Annual Meeting Krystal Costa spoke about the LakeSmart Lake-Friendly Living Program offered by NH Lakes. It's a free, voluntary certification program that recognizes and rewards property owners who maintain their homes and the surrounding landscape in ways that help keep lakes clean and healthy. A comprehensive guide to the program and supporting resources can be obtained here:
The Annual Meeting of the Canobie Lake Protective Association was held on Sunday, July 28, 2019 at the Searles School in Windham, NH.
The meeting recognized Ginny Campiola with a standing ovation. She is retiring as Secretary after 17 years of service on the board. She has been responsible for membership drives, maintained the membership list, composed the regular newsletters and done many other things too numerous to list. She was given a personalized embroidered carry-all bag, and a gift card as tokens of our appreciation.
The Fourth of July was a beautiful summer day and the Boat Parade was grand! More than twenty decorated boats participated. The first place winner was the newly re-created steamboat Canobie Queen, by the “McKackerson” families.