SLIA CALENDAR - 2019 ...

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 Adopt - a - Road Cleanup, 2019

FALL CLEANUP - SEPTEMBER 21ST -

(If delayed for rain, will be notified and posted)

10:00 a.m. Sharp!

Meet at Garfield Twp Park, East Silver Lake Rd  

(Changes or rain dates will be posted on this website)

***To view the safety video for cleanup volunteers from the County,  go to the Grand Traverse County Road  Commission Website.

If you have any questionsplease call Ron Grin. Adopt-a-Road committee chairman, at 231-715-0920                                             

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FALL CLEANUP ALERT - 2019!  

WHILE WE ARE CLEANING UP EAST SILVER LAKE ROAD - LET`S REMEMBER TO CLEAN OUR OWN PROPERTIES CORRECTLY AS WELL!

Remember -  Leaves in the lake = Phosphorus = muck!

Please don`t be a "mucker-upper"!

Rake your leaves, bag them, and take them to the Grand Traverse Recycle Center - please do not blow them into the lake.  If you have a lawn service - please advise them as well!

The Recycle center is located at:

2471 N Keystone Rd, 231-941-5555,

Recycle hours are: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday  from  10 - 4:30 -  Saturday 9-3:30

It`s only $1 for a large bag!  For more information on recyclable items, visit www.Garfield-Twp.com, "Recycle Smart ", or call  231-941-1620

(Residents of Garfield Twp may obtain a one-time free pass at the Twp Hall, again stop in, visit website, or call 231-941-1620 for details.)

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ANNUAL MEETING NOTICE

Silver Lake Improvement Association

SATURDAY, AUGUST 3, 2019 - 9:00 a.m.

 Garfield Township Hall – 3848 Veterans Drive (Off S Airport Rd, past GT Mall)

Traverse City, MI 49685 

 8:30 – SIGN IN – REFRESHMENTS - GET ACQUAINTED

FEATURING:

 .   STEVE LARGENT, GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY DRAIN COMMISSIONER

             REPORT ON DRAIN STATUS,  MAINTENANCE  REQUIREMENTS

 .   IAN FERGUSON, GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY MARINE DIVISION

             REPORT ON BOATER SAFETY ON SILVER LAKE

 .    RESTORATIVE LAKE SCIENCES, INC

             REPORT ON INVASIVE TREATMENTS, HEALTH OFSILVER LAKE

 .   REGATTA WNNERS PRESENTATION

 .   THE GREAT BIG SILVER LAKE BEACH BALL WILL BE THERE!

         IF YOU DIDN’T GET TO SIGN IT – THIS IS YOUR CHANCE!   

                (Bring your camera and get a "selfie" of yourself with the ball)

 

MEMBERSHIP FORM ATTACHED

 Please bring your membership form with you to the meeting, it would be helpful if you fill it out ahead of time.                                       If you are unable to attend, please send your membership form with your dues to SLIA, P.O. Box 2133, Traverse City, MI 49685-2133.

MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION

Membership runs from September 1, 2019 – August 31, 2020.  Annual membership is $25 per household.  If you wish to receive the Riparian magazine, the $14.00 subscription cost must be paid by November 1st so the order can be placed on time.  You will receive the first issue of the year in March, 2019.  

BE THERE – BE INFORMED – SHARE YOUR INPUT!

 

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Alert - coming soon

"Slow No Wake Zone" at DNR Public Launch

 ....   See details  under Rules & Regulations

 

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28069_194126.jpg  The Great Big Silver Lake is on the lake! June 28, 2019

  ... It will be anchored at various points on the lake through the 4th of July holiday for easy access for those wishing to take pictures or sign it. 

Be sure to take the opportunity to sign it, leave comments, take selfies --- Enjoy! 

Please do not tow it, or try to jump it!  If you see someone misusing it, take a moment to educate them - it belongs to the whole lake community!  If you see that it needs help, please notify Chuck Hathaway, Beachball Committee at 231-313-0177, or through the SLIA website at ...  www.silverlakeimprovement.com   

We would be interested in your selfies with the beachball for posting, send to website address with your name, description and how you can be reached - you might see yourself here! 

          

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INDEPENDENCE DAY REGATTA ON SILVER LAKE!

 

Decorate your boat and come join in!  Not decorating?  Join the parade anyway - Just remember the occasion and display the Red, White and Blue! 

All boats will receive Silver Lake can koozies when you register.  Judges will be stationed around the lake and prizes will be awarded to the winners at the  Annual Meeting August 3rd!

REGISTRATION - HERE`S HOW:

Click here on "Registration Form", print it, fill it out prior to the parade and bring with you, this will save time at registration!- Meet in front of the DNR boat launch promptly at 1:30

Please display a large number prior to registration on the "Shoreside Facing" side of your boat, to be identified by the judges and cameras.  (Poster board works great!)

 PARADE BEGINS SHARPLY AT 2:00:     Please be on time.  Along the route, please leave enough room between boats to "perform" for the judges, while not lagging too far apart - tricky!  (Note, in past years, there has been a small problem with too much distance between boats , resulting in "2" parades, especially at the south end, so please be mindful and catch up!) 

TO WATER FIGHT OR NOT? MIND THE "X`S"!   Place a large "X" on the shoreside of your boat to be given safe passage from land or sea water blasters, balloons, etc!  If you enjoy participating in these "shenanigans" - be mindful of the "X`s" and HOLD YOUR FIRE while they pass - remember we are a community and there may be small children on board.  Let`s also not fire on the shoreside docks or spectators unless they are looking for a skimish!  Let`s all enjoy the day together!

SHORELINE SPECTATORS:  Let`s cheer the boats on and remember they love the scorecards!

Interested in  being a judge?  Any other questions regarding the Regatta?

            - contact Mike Reed at mreed980@hotmail.com

A complete recap of the day with pictures will be  published in the fall newsletter.   To see  previous years events, see "Newsletters", this website.

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Environmental - Invasive Species Survey & Treatment Dates:

2019 TREATMENT  was completed on Tuesday,  June 18th,  the amount of milfoil located in the survey taken before treatment showed that the amount of milfoil detected was less than in 2018, indicating the treatments continue to be effective and definitely worth continuing.

Treated areas were posted.  Rules for water usage in treated areas are the same as detailed in 2018 treatment info below ...

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2018 TREATMENT DATES:

Treatment was completed on Wednesday, June 27th,  approximately 10 acres of milfoil were treated.    Treated areas were posted.

Rules for water usage in treated areas: 

1)  If you live on the property or are adjacent to the water being treated (property will be posted) please stay out of the water for 24 hours (including pets).  If treatment happens on Wednesday, you can use the water on Thursday. 

 2)  If you live on the property or are adjacent to the water being treated (property will be posted) please refrain from watering your lawns and gardens with lake water for 48 hours.  If treatment happens on Wednesday, you can use the  lake water on Friday.

While we understand this may be an inconvenience, it is crucial to the control of this very invasive species and is small in comparison to the result of unchecked invasion - if you google Eurasian Milfoil Invasive Species/Pictures and see what has happened in lakes where there has been no attempt to control - this could have happened to Silver Lake had it not been for people who were proactive on our behalf in prior years.


Restorative Lake Sciences LLC (Contractor for Invasive Species Treatment, Silver Lake)

2017  Water Treatment for Invasive Species was completed on Tuesday, JULY 11TH. 

SLIA members were notified via g-mail and properties treated were posted and advised to avoid swimming for 24 hours, and watering lawns & gardens with lake water for 72 hours.

  • The good news is the treatment area was  less than in 2016 which means the treatments are being effective and the incidence of discoverable Invasive Species has lessened!
  • Residents observing areas of milfoil should contact Scot Ogden with this information so they can be included in the fall survey.

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