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 Chronology of important dates and activities 2005-2016

 

Linda Green of Watershed Watch, University of Rhode Island will give a presentation at the West Greenwich Town Hall on Wednesday May 4 at 7 pm.  Linda is an authority on Rhode Island lakes. We need  a good turnout. The health of our lakes and watersheds should be a paramount concern for all of us. Nothing is more basic than water.  We should especially encourage those living near Lake Mishnock to attend. The Watershed Watch program has been gathering scientific data on Rhode Island Lakes for more than 20 years.

 

Directors' meeting scheduled for Saturday, March 5, 2016, 10 am at the Mishnock Barn. We need to discuss the Pasta Dinner Fundraiser scheduled for April 10, and the notification process for letting Mishnock lake abutters know about this year's treatment plans.  

 

The Lake Mishnock annual meeting was held December 12, 2015 at the Mishnock Barn. Ken Brown, Nancy Brown, Joyce Nero, David Nero, James Wahl, and Joann Wahl were reelected as Directors. The year end report from Aquatic Control Technology was read. It was a good year for the lake. Treatments were effective and performed in a timely manner, including two water lily treatments. Water lilies require thinning every three or four years and definitely needed attention.

$3992.50 in grant money was received by LMPA from the State of Rhode Island DEM. This was very helpful in paying for the ongoing management of invasive weeds in our lake.  Total treatment cost for 2015 was $5860.

Sandy Bacchus with the West Greenwich Conservation Commission will be setting a meeting date with Linda Green from URI Watershed Watch for Linda to address the Commission and our lake association about lake management problems and issues around the country. The meeting will be held the first Thursday after the first Wednesday in either February or March. Sandy will be in touch.

Annual Pasta Dinner and Fundraiser is scheduled for April 10, 2016 

 

 

 

The Lake Mishnock annual meeting and elections will be held at the Mishnock Barn December 12, 2015 11AM. Directors are asked to be there by 10AM to help set up. Seven Directors positions are up for review. It appears that six of the seven are interested in serving for another term. If any other LMPA members are interested in serving on the Board of Directors they should write to Nancy Brown, LMPA, Box 240 Coventry, RI. Nominations for Board Membership can also be made at the meeting on December 12.We will discuss the  "state of the lake" . We expect to have the end-of-the-year report 2015 from Aquatic Control Technology.  

 

Lake Mishnock was chemically treated for nuisance vegetation (milfoil) on July 28, 2015 and again on September 1. The latter treatment was primarily for water lilies. The water lilies had not been treated (thinned) for several years and were "taking over" parts of the lake. Today is October 6. Many lake residents have commented that this year's treatment was effective. While we can never stop the growth of nuisance vegetation, we can mange it with prudent treatment. The summer of 2015 was a good one on Lake Mishnock.

The following comes from the Town of West Greenwich. Note there is a cleanup of our area Saturday, April 18. Meet at 8:30 AM Exit 6A I-95 to pick up bags and gloves.  The perimeter of our lake is a real mess. Help if you can.

Earth Day Clean Ups:
Saturday, April 18th the West Greenwich Conservation Commission invites you to participate in West Greenwich Earth Day Clean Up.  Please meet at 8:30 at the Exit 6A Park & Ride.  Bags and gloves will be provided. Lunch will be provided for volunteers at Mishnock Barn. 
Saturday, April 25th from 9 am until 3 pm is the Annual Earth Day Town Cleanup Event sponsored by the Land Trust.  Cleanup teams will meet at 9:00 am at the West Greenwich Town Pavilion (behind Town Hall) at 280 Victory Highway where cleanup routes across the town will be pre-assigned by groups.  All volunteers will be supplied with green safety tee shirts, work gloves, and garbage bags.  Refreshments and a light lunch will be served to all cleanup teams at 3:00 PM at the West Greenwich Pavilion located behind Town Hall.  All participants should register online by April 14th on the West Greenwich Land Trust website.

Pasta Dinner Fundraiser set for Sunday, April 26, 2015 4 to 7pm, with doors opening at 3pm for dancing. All at the Mishnock Barn.  

Directors' meeting scheduled for Saturday, 10 am, February 7, 2015 at the Mishnock Barn. Among topics for discussion is the status of our grant from DEM.  

 The 2014 Annual Meeting and elections are scheduled for Saturday, November 15, 10 AM at the Mishnock Barn. We hope to have Keith Gazaille from Aquatic Control Technology as a speaker. President Dan Albro will discuss significant events of the past year, and Diane Blaquire will discuss the discounted septic system program.

Four Board Members are up for review - President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary and one Director. The Nominating Committee of Ken Brown, Nancy Brown and Steve Shriner will establish a slate of candidates. Letters are being sent to all members informing them of the meeting and their right to nominate candidates.  

House of Representatives member  Lisa Tomasso attended the Directors meeting of October 11 and presented LMPA with a check for $2000 as a Legislative grant to help LMPA in its mission to keep Lake Mishnock healthy. THANK YOU Lisa Tomasso!

 

Directors' Meeting scheduled for 10 AM, Saturday, October 11 at the Mishnock Barn.

 

Lake Mishnock was treated on June 10, 2014. Keith Gazaille, who surveyed and treated the lake, commented that this was the worse milfoil growth he'd some in some time. Dead milfoil was apparent in the lake all summer. The treatment clearly did what it was supposed to do. This year we used Reward (diquat) instead of 2,4-D. RIDEM decided not to approve 2,4-D because of concerns for local wells. 

On June 19 LMPA was approved for a 2 year grant of $4100 by  RIDEM. At this time (September 30) we are waiting for the written grant agreement. 

On August 5 LMPA received an application from the State General Assembly to apply for a $2000 grant for FY 2015.The application was filed on September 13. We do not know the results of that application, but are optimistic. 

We've had two strokes of good luck to help pay the costs of treating the lake. It is unlikely that we can ever "fix" our lake. Invasive weeds will always need curbing. Since Lake Mishnock is part of the Mishnock Aquifer, it is a critically important resource. The Mishnock Aquifer represents about 20 percent of the Kent County water supply. 

 

 

 

Our Pasta Dinner Fundraiser was held Sunday, April 27, 2014, 4 to 6:30pm at the Mishnock Barn.  We served 170 people, grossed 3470 dollars and picked up two new memberships. Jim Wahl, Neil Digris, Steve Shriner and John Berchem took care of the serving line. Here they are.

 

 



Lake Mishnock Preservation held its Annual Association Membership meeting on Decmber 7, 2013. Board members Diane Blaquiere, Neil Digris and Steve Shriner were reelected as Board Members. A nominating committee composed of Ken Fallon, Ken Brown and Steve Shriner was established for 2014 elections.

Keith from Aquatic Control Technology read their annual survey and recommendations. DEM has required LMPA to determine  the number and location of water wells near lake Mishnock. DEM apparently has concerns about the use of 2,4-D liquid herbicide in lakes where there are active wells near the lake. We located six such wells and provided the information to ACT. These wells are all located in the same general area. All things considered, ACT is recommending Reward (diquat) be used during the 2014 treatment. The full explanation for changing our treatment strategy is available in the End-Of-Year Report 2013.

Our Constitution was amended in March 2006 to require one Annual Association Membership meeting per year. Even though the amendment was voted on and approved, the Constitution and Bylaws, as such, were not rerewitten to reflect the change until this annual meeting. The Constitution can be viewed here.

 

 

 

Lake Mishnock Preservation Association is holding its Annual  Association Membership  Meeting on December 7, 2013,  at 10:00am at the Mishnock Barn, 200 Mishnock Road, West Greenwich RI 02817.The meeting will include the 2013 annual review, election of board members and planning for 2014 treatment. It would be great to have a large turnout from the people who live on the lake. Keeping the milfoil at bay is expensive. If the milfoil wins we eventually don't have a lake. The larger our membership the better.

We have determined that there are six active wells on lake front property. This information will be given to Aquatic Control Technology to include in our permit application to DEM for 2014 treatment.

Directors' Meeting Saturday, November 2, 2013,10 am at the Mishnock Barn. There is much to discuss. DEM is requiring us to report the number of wells near the lake. Surveys have been mailed to addresses on the lake for those not listed on Kent County Water supply. Many of these were returned as undeliverable, but we are working on finding accurate addresses through the West Greenwich property tax rolls. We need to discuss the need for upcoming elections and a general meeting.

 
 

 Americans waste a lot of water. Check out your water "foot print" here: http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/freshwater/change-the-course/water-footprint-calculator/
 
Scott, major producer of lawn maintenance products, drops phosphorus from its fertilizers. This is good news for the environment. Read the details here.
 
 Due to weather problems, the lake was not treated Monday, June 3, 2013 as planned but was treated Monday, June 10. From all appearances the treatment is doing its job. The masses of dead and dying milfoil are annoying but will go away.   

The following comes from the Town of West Greenwich. Note there is a cleanup of our area Saturday, April 18. Meet at 8:30 AM Exit 6A I-95 to pick up bags and gloves.  The perimeter of our lake is a real mess. Help if you can.

Earth Day Clean Ups:
Saturday, April 18th the West Greenwich Conservation Commission invites you to participate in West Greenwich Earth Day Clean Up.  Please meet at 8:30 at the Exit 6A Park & Ride.  Bags and gloves will be provided. Lunch will be provided for volunteers at Mishnock Barn. 
Saturday, April 25th from 9 am until 3 pm is the Annual Earth Day Town Cleanup Event sponsored by the Land Trust.  Cleanup teams will meet at 9:00 am at the West Greenwich Town Pavilion (behind Town Hall) at 280 Victory Highway where cleanup routes across the town will be pre-assigned by groups.  All volunteers will be supplied with green safety tee shirts, work gloves, and garbage bags.  Refreshments and a light lunch will be served to all cleanup teams at 3:00 PM at the West Greenwich Pavilion located behind Town Hall.  All participants should register online by April 14th on the West Greenwich Land Trust website.

Pasta Dinner Fundraiser set for Sunday, April 26, 2015 4 to 7pm, with doors opening at 3pm for dancing. All at the Mishnock Barn.  

Directors' meeting scheduled for Saturday, 10 am, February 7, 2015 at the Mishnock Barn. Among topics for discussion is the status of our grant from DEM.  

 The 2014 Annual Meeting and elections are scheduled for Saturday, November 15, 10 AM at the Mishnock Barn. We hope to have Keith Gazaille from Aquatic Control Technology as a speaker. President Dan Albro will discuss significant events of the past year, and Diane Blaquire will discuss the discounted septic system program.

Four Board Members are up for review - President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary and one Director. The Nominating Committee of Ken Brown, Nancy Brown and Steve Shriner will establish a slate of candidates. Letters are being sent to all members informing them of the meeting and their right to nominate candidates.  

House of Representatives member  Lisa Tomasso attended the Directors meeting of October 11 and presented LMPA with a check for $2000 as a Legislative grant to help LMPA in its mission to keep Lake Mishnock healthy. THANK YOU Lisa Tomasso!

 

Directors' Meeting scheduled for 10 AM, Saturday, October 11 at the Mishnock Barn.

 

Lake Mishnock was treated on June 10, 2014. Keith Gazaille, who surveyed and treated the lake, commented that this was the worse milfoil growth he'd some in some time. Dead milfoil was apparent in the lake all summer. The treatment clearly did what it was supposed to do. This year we used Reward (diquat) instead of 2,4-D. RIDEM decided not to approve 2,4-D because of concerns for local wells. 

On June 19 LMPA was approved for a 2 year grant of $4100 by  RIDEM. At this time (September 30) we are waiting for the written grant agreement. 

On August 5 LMPA received an application from the State General Assembly to apply for a $2000 grant for FY 2015.The application was filed on September 13. We do not know the results of that application, but are optimistic. 

We've had two strokes of good luck to help pay the costs of treating the lake. It is unlikely that we can ever "fix" our lake. Invasive weeds will always need curbing. Since Lake Mishnock is part of the Mishnock Aquifer, it is a critically important resource. The Mishnock Aquifer represents about 20 percent of the Kent County water supply. 

 

 

 

Our Pasta Dinner Fundraiser was held Sunday, April 27, 2014, 4 to 6:30pm at the Mishnock Barn.  We served 170 people, grossed 3470 dollars and picked up two new memberships. Jim Wahl, Neil Digris, Steve Shriner and John Berchem took care of the serving line. Here they are.

 

 



Lake Mishnock Preservation held its Annual Association Membership meeting on Decmber 7, 2013. Board members Diane Blaquiere, Neil Digris and Steve Shriner were reelected as Board Members. A nominating committee composed of Ken Fallon, Ken Brown and Steve Shriner was established for 2014 elections.

Keith from Aquatic Control Technology read their annual survey and recommendations. DEM has required LMPA to determine  the number and location of water wells near lake Mishnock. DEM apparently has concerns about the use of 2,4-D liquid herbicide in lakes where there are active wells near the lake. We located six such wells and provided the information to ACT. These wells are all located in the same general area. All things considered, ACT is recommending Reward (diquat) be used during the 2014 treatment. The full explanation for changing our treatment strategy is available in the End-Of-Year Report 2013.

Our Constitution was amended in March 2006 to require one Annual Association Membership meeting per year. Even though the amendment was voted on and approved, the Constitution and Bylaws, as such, were not rerewitten to reflect the change until this annual meeting. The Constitution can be viewed here.

 

 

 

Lake Mishnock Preservation Association is holding its Annual  Association Membership  Meeting on December 7, 2013,  at 10:00am at the Mishnock Barn, 200 Mishnock Road, West Greenwich RI 02817.The meeting will include the 2013 annual review, election of board members and planning for 2014 treatment. It would be great to have a large turnout from the people who live on the lake. Keeping the milfoil at bay is expensive. If the milfoil wins we eventually don't have a lake. The larger our membership the better.

We have determined that there are six active wells on lake front property. This information will be given to Aquatic Control Technology to include in our permit application to DEM for 2014 treatment.

Directors' Meeting Saturday, November 2, 2013,10 am at the Mishnock Barn. There is much to discuss. DEM is requiring us to report the number of wells near the lake. Surveys have been mailed to addresses on the lake for those not listed on Kent County Water supply. Many of these were returned as undeliverable, but we are working on finding accurate addresses through the West Greenwich property tax rolls. We need to discuss the need for upcoming elections and a general meeting.

 
 

 Americans waste a lot of water. Check out your water "foot print" here: http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/freshwater/change-the-course/water-footprint-calculator/
 
Scott, major producer of lawn maintenance products, drops phosphorus from its fertilizers. This is good news for the environment. Read the details here.
 
 Due to weather problems, the lake was not treated Monday, June 3, 2013 as planned but was treated Monday, June 10. From all appearances the treatment is doing its job. The masses of dead and dying milfoil are annoying but will go away.   
 



The annual meeting and elections were held Tuesday, November 13, 2012. Marc Bellaud was the featured speaker and answered questions about the milfoil treatments of this past year. Delays in permitting from DEM probably resulted in increased growth. Warmer weather was also a factor, particularly in the shallows. Marc will be preparing an "end of year" report with recommendations for next year.
Letters have been exchanged with DEM regarding the permitting process and DEM appears committed to working more effeciently. Part of the problem last year was new Federal Requirements, although DEM knew about these well in advance and did not prepare as did other states. Anyhow, we'll keep on top of this and have our applications in as soon as DEM will accept them.
Directors elected to three year terms are: Claire Wade, Kathy Dunn, Ken Fallon, Stephen St. Onge, Nancy Brown, James Wahl and Joanne Wahl. Laurie Bradburn withdrew her name from consideration. She was a good and active director and will be missed.
It was good to see Paul and Mary Kaltschnee at the meeting. Paul has been unable to attend meetings recently due to health considerations. Welcome back, Paul and Mary!
Next Directors' meeting is January 12, 2013. We need ideas for producing revenue. Can we find a grant writer who'll work on commission? More fundraisers?


The annual meeting and elections will be held on Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 7 pm at the Mishnock Barn. Notices and nomination forms have been sent to the membership. Directors should bring a pastry or anything appropriate with coffee or tea. Marc Bellaud from Aquatic Control Technology will be at the meeting to give an overview of last year's treatment and to answer questions.

Directors meeting Saturday, 10/27/2012, 10am at the Mishnock Barn. We need to finalize preparations for our annual meeting and elections set for Tuesday, November 13, 7 pm at the Barn.

Directors' meeting set for Saturday, September 8, 2012, 10 AM at the Mishnock Barn. We will discuss this year's lake treatment and begin planning for our annual membership meeting. Due in part to late treatment over the last two years we are not doing as well as we hoped in managing this difficult invasive.

We are scheduled for a follow up treatment this Wednesday. Information regarding this has been sent to all directors. We hope the followup now will give us a head start for next year. We also hope DEM will respond to oure permit application in a more timely fashion.
I am writing this entry on June 12, 2012. On May 5, 2012 we filed for our permit to apply aquatic herbicides to control aquatic vegetation (milfoil in our case); the application was received on May 8. Aquatic Control Technology (ACT) was prepared to file earlier, but the Rhode Island Department Environmental Management (DEM) would not accept applications until they finalized new requirements from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Those EPA requirements first had a deadline of April 2011, but it was extended until October 2011. DEM hoped the new requirements would be eliminated by further Congressional action, but this didn’t happen and thus matters have been delayed. The State process for complying with the new regulations was completed on May 22 and goes into effect June 22, 2012. Even though the effective date is June 22 (meaning we could not treat the lake until June 22), DEM has told us we can act earlier because the milfoil invasion demands it. But we still don't have an exact date.
We have been in touch with DEM since early May and hoped for early approval before the milfoil got a good start. Well, the milfoil does have a good start. DEM is supposed to start reviewing permit applications today, June 12. If the permits are issued in short order we should be able to treat the lake well in advance of the July 4 holiday. If permits are delayed we may have to consider delaying treatment until after the holiday. We don't want a dingy, murky lake with dying milfoil floating everywhere during the holiday. I am disappointed DEM was not more responsive to our needs. Apparently we are not a high priority. We need to work on this.


The Pasta Dinner Fundraiser held Sunday, March 25 was a success, but not as much as we hoped for. We grossed $2446, including $891 from donations and the raffle. After expenses we netted $1670. A lot of people worked hard to make the fundraiser a success. Special thanks to those
businesses and individuals who donated to our raffle and to Bobby Meehan and the Lions for donating their time and cooking skills. The above picture was taken in 2009. It's hard to get these guys to stand still long enough for a picture. Credit Ken Fallon with taking this one.


The Pasta Dinner Fundraiser is set for Sunday, March 25. Read all about it here.

Our next Directors' meeting is Tuesday, February 7, 2012, 7 pm at the Mishnock Barn.

The date for the Save the Lakes meeting had to be changed from Tuesday, January 31 to Tuesday, February 28. The Governor’s State of the State address is being given on January 31 so the keynote speaker and Director of DEM will not be available on that date.


Next meeting set for Tuesday, January 10, 2012, 7pm at the Mishnock Barn. Marc Bellaud has agreed to attend. He will talk about last year's treatment and answer questions about how best to keep our lake healthy. He understands we are working with limited funds and need to spend our money wisely. Hopefully he will have new information about other treatment options or other actions we can take in conjunction with what we've been doing.

Saturday, December 3, 10 AM is our General Membership meeting at the Mishnock Barn, 200 Mishnock Rd., West Greenwich. Notices were mailed October 30. This important meeting will include the election of Officers and a minimum of three Directors. Directors should bring a pastry and some friends. Hopefully Marc Bellaud will be there to discuss the health of the lake.


The Nominating Committee is composed of Paul Kaltschnee, Claire Wade, and Diane Blaquiere. They will be in charge of the election process. All those whose positions are up for review have agreed to run for reelection.


Directors' meeting Tuesday, October 18, 2011, 7pm at the Mishnock Barn. We will discuss the need and process for elections.

Aquatic Control Technology will be treating the lake in order to thin waterlilly growth on Thursday, July 21 after 2pm. The lake will be closed to boating, swimming and fishing from Thursday, July 21 at 2pm until Friday July 22. Effective Friday there are no restrictions on the lake or use of lake water. Warning signs will be posted around the lake.

Effective Friday, July 15 lake water can safely be used for irrigation which had been prohibited since June 8. The posted Warnings can be removed. Members of LMPA are invited to take down these Warnings. Be mindful, however, that new Warnings will be going up soon for the treatment of waterlillies on Thursday, July 21 after 2pm.

Aquatic Control Technology will be treating about 10 acres of Lake Mishnock on Wednesday June 8, 2011. Notices were posted around the lake Sunday. It is good that we are getting an earlier start than last year.
Here are the areas to be treated.


Read about the upcoming 2011 New England Lakes conference scheduled for June 3 and 4 at the University of Rhode Island at
http://www.uri.edu/ce/wq/ww/nec.htm.


See some pictures from the
Earth Day 2011 cleanup. Read about Pasta Dinner 2011.


Next Directors' meeting Saturday, April 2, 10 am at the Barn. We need to find a new person to file our federal tax forms. They had been done for free until this year. Several directors are exploring possiblities.
Pasta Dinner Fundraiser set for Sunday, April 10 4- 6:30 at the Mishnock Barn. Doors open at 2:30. Fundraiser will included line dancing.
Earth Day Cleanup set for Saturday, April 16, 2011.
Learn more.


Directors' meeting scheduled for Saturday, March 5, 10AM at the Mishnock Barn. The meeting for January mentioned below was cancelled.

The annual open meeting was held at 10 AM Saturday, October 23, 2010 at the Mishnock Barn. Diane Blaquiere, Steve Shriner and Neil Degris were re-elected as Directors. Congrats to them! We tentatively scheduled the Pasta Dinner Fundraiser for April 11, 2011. The next Directors' meeting is 10 AM, Saturday, January 22, 2011 at the Mishnock Barn (Can you believe 2011!?) Marc has submitted the 2010 lake treatment report and I've emailed it to the Board.


July 19, 2010: During the past ten days or so a few people have questioned the restiction against watering livestock that is noted on the Warning signs posted around the lake. This makes one wonder about other animals drinking the treated water. As it turns out that restriction was a mistake, a mistake that won't be repeated next year. There is no need to restrict livestock from drinking just as there is no need to worry about domestic or wild animals drinking the treated water.
Read More

Next Board meeitng: Saturday, July 17, 10 AM at the Mishnock Barn. We will get an undate on the recent treatment, and discuss liablity insurance.


June 28, 2010
: Finally
we have the permits to treat the lake. We wanted to treat the lake by early June, but the applications mailed in April apparently got lost; we didn't know about this until June. Maybe they were sent to the wrong address due to a reorganization of DEM.
In any event, the permits have been issued and ACT plans to treat Wednesday, June 30. I will put up the notices tomorrow. They are being mailed overnight express. There has been some concern that treatment will sully the lake's appearance over the July 4th weekend. ACT informs me that this will not happen. It takes nearly two weeks for the effects of the herbicide to be visible.

June 15 note: Paul Kaltschnee, membership director for LMPA, was recently interviewed on channel 10. Paul is a member of Save the Lakes as well as LMPA. You should be able to watch the interview here:
http://www2.turnto10.com/jar/video/detail/58b27f44-c61f-102d-a6fd-001ec92a4a0d/37876/

Directors meeting Saturday, May 22, 10 AM at the barn. We will discuss the treatment plan for this summer. We'll likely be treating in mid June.

The Annual Earth Day cleanup on Saturday, April 10 brought a lot of people together and, more importantly, resulted in a cleaner environment around Mishnock Lake and the Big River area. Here are a few
pictures.


The Pasta Dinner Fundraiser held April 18, 2010 at the Mishnock Barn was a great success, netting approximately $2,500! About $800 of that came from the raffle. Please patronize these businesses who were so generous to our cause. Read more here. This year, for the first time, we started the country dancing before serving food. This worked out great and we'll probably do it this way again next year.



The University of Rhode Island Watershed Watch will offer training this spring in lake monitoring (testing for oxygen, clarity, salinity, bacteria). If you think you would be interested call Elizabeth Herron at 401- 874-4552. You can read more at http://www.uri.edu/ce/wq/ww/index.htm




Next Board meeting is Tuesday, February 8, 7 pm at the Barn. We will discuss the 2009 End of Year report. You can read it
here.


Five Directors were added Tuesday, December 8, 2009. Laurie Bradburn, Kathy Dunn, Ken Fallon, and Claire Wade were re-elected for terms of three years. New members James and Joann Wahl were elected as directors for three year terms. We are very happy to welcome James and Joann Wahl; we appreciate their interest and commitment to our organization.

The rescheduled election date is Tuesday, December 8, 2009, 7 pm at the Mishnock Barn.

The election referenced below for Tuesday, October 27, 2009 had to be postponed due to a family emergency. The new election date will be posted here as soon as we have one. We did the best we could to notify directors and members and then we placed a notice on the door of the Mishnock Barn.


Election of at least four directors will he held on Tuesday, October 27, 7pm at the Mishnock Barn. Letters were sent to all association members informing them of the election and encouaging their attendance.

Directors' meeting Thursday September 17, 2009, 6pm at the barn. Four director positions expire in October and we need to plan an election.

Our annual public meeting is set for Tuesday, July 21, from 7-8 at the Mishnock Barn. We put an ad in The Reminder and distributed over 200 hundred flyers around the lake. Letters were sent to the membership. At the meeting we will review the Association's activities of the past year and invite questions and comments from the public.

On Monday, June 15, Aquatic Control Technology will chemically treat Lake Mishnock
in order to control the growth of non-native aquatic vegetation. There will be no boating or fishing for one day, or until June 16; there will be no swimming for two days or until June 17. Do not use the water for drinking, irrigation or for mixing sprays for agriculture or ornamental plants until further notice. If you have questions call 508- 865 1000. Notices will be put around the lake.

6/10/2009 Recently I had a call regarding a slick on the lake and dead fish. I had to research where to call. If you need to report an environmental emgergency or concern this website provides guidance:
http://www.dem.ri.gov/topics/complain.htm

or click here.

A Mishnock resident advises that Connie Carey at DEM 222-1360 is a good person to contact for help with lake problems.




LMPA is offering a discounted septic pumping special. For more information click
here.

At the Board meeting of June 2 we decided to follow the recommendations of ACT to treat the lake this year with 2,4-D. It was noted that New Hamphire has been using 2,4-D for many years and recently stopped using Reward. We are hopefull treatment can be completed within the next two weeks. The milfoil is growing rapidly.

We are in the process of planning for our annual public meeting scheduled for July 21, 2009. Our next Board meeting is June 16. We need ideas for the annual public meeting.

Directors' meeting Tuesday, June 2, 2009, 7pm at the barn. At the meeting of May 26 we decided we need more information about Navigate, the herbicide ACT wants to use for treating this year. We hope to be able to make a final decision at the June 2 meeting.

Directors' meeting Tuesday, May 11, 2009, 7pm at the barn.

John Berchem receives five year certificate for voluteer work with URI
watershed watch.

Pasta Dinner fundraiser is a succes. Click here for more information.

Read about West Greenwich Conservation Commision clean up activities by clicking here Earth Day Cleanup 2009
Read about other Earth Day activites for the West Greenwich Land Trust at
www.wglandtrust.org.

At our March 24, 2009 meeting we decided to have our annual pasta dinner fund raiser on May 17, next Board meeting April 14. The tentative date for our annual association meeting is July 21. We hope to have a representative from DEM to discuss the Rhode Island Cesspool Act of 2007 which could impact the Mishnock area in both good and bad ways. All cesspools are to be replaced by 2013. This is a complicated piece of legislation that the residents of our area need to understand.

Ken Fallon told us Jeff Hakanson, President of the Tiogue Lake Association for the past 20 years, was selected by Field and Stream magazine as a "Hero of Conservation" which he certainly is. He played a big role in getting LMPA started. You can read more about it by clicking below. Just follow the links to page 29 of Field and Stream. Congratulations to Jeff!


Directors' meeting Tuesday, March 24, 2009, 7pm at the barn. We need to pick a date for the pasta fund raiser and the annual association meeting.

Frozen Mishnock provides winter fun
Ken St. Onge adds a couple of winter pictures from January 2009.

Read the 2008 Year-End report from Aquatic Control Technology

Read the election results from the October 26, 2008 annual meeting. Next meeting December 9, 2008, 7 pm at the barn. Note: this meeting has been cancelled because several members have other commitments.

Directors' meeting Tuesday, October 14, 2008, 7pm at the barn.

A general membership meeting to elect board members and officers will be held Sunday, October 26 at 11:00 am, at the Mishnock Barn. This is our first election since our founding. Letters have been sent to all active members soliciting nominations.

Directors' meeting Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 7pm at the Mishnock Barn. We did not have a quorum at our last meeting and it is important that we do have a quorum this time. We will be setting the agenda for our October 26 meeting, at which time we will have our first elections since the founding of our organization. All directors have been emailed the importance of this meeting and letters have been sent to all members inviting them to attend our October meeting.

At our meeting on July 15, 2008 Paul, Diane and Claire were designated as the nominating committee for the October 26, 2008 elections.They will compose a letter and send it to all members asking if anyone is interested in running for office. It appears that the Officers (President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer) are standing for reelection.

Directors' meeting Tuesday, September 2, 2008, 7pm at the barn.

July 19, 2008: 10,000lbs of herbicide dumped in lake to control milfoil? Read about it http://www.projo.com/news/environment/content/SAVE_THE_LAKES_07-19-08_ROAQ312_v120.411c4aa.html

Directors' meeting Tuesday, July 15, 2008, 7pm at the barn. This is an important meeting! The Directors need to plan for the mandatory elections in October.

Aquatic Control Technology (ACT) will chemically spot treat Big Lake Mishnock (East Basin) on Monday, June 16, 2008 to control the growth of nuisance aquatic vegetation. Drinking and cooking with water from this lake is prohibited until June 22. Swimming is prohibited until June 17. Notices have been put up around the lake. Further information is available from Gerald Smith, President, ACT 508-865-1000.

Directors' meeting Tuesday, June 24, 2008, 7pm at the barn

Directors' meeting Tuesday, April 8, 2008, 7pm at the barn

Directors' meeting Tuesday, March 4, 2008, 7pm at the barn

Directors' meeting Tuesday, Feburary 19, 2008, 7pm at the barn

Directors' meeting Tuesday, Feburary 5, 2008, 7pm at the barn.

Directors' meeting Tuesday, December 4, 7 pm at the barn. We hope to discuss the Rhode Island Cesspool Act of 2007, a copy of which was distributed at our last meeting

Directors' meeting, Thursday, November 1, at the barn. Marc Bellaud from ACT will join us to report on the lake.

Additional treatment is administered to Little Mishnock on September 27, 2007.

New invasive discovered in Lake Mishnock. Read about it.

Directors' meeting, Thursday, October 4, at the barn.

Directors' meeting, Thursday, August 30, at the barn.

Directors' meeting Thursday, July 19, at the barn.

Kevin Breene and the people of West Greenwich honored for environmental work. Read about it.

Directors' meeting Thursday, June 14, at the barn.

Herbicide treatment, Monday, May 21. Read about it. See pictures.

2007 Pasta Dinner Fundraiser deemed a success. Read about it.

Read what the Coventry Courier says about Earthday 2007

Directors' meeting 7:00 pm Thursday, May 24, at the Barn

LMPA Board member Diane Blaquiere impresses West Greenwich Town Council with Power Point presentation about storm water drainage. Read about it.
Sand and bags are available to Mishnock area residents on a first come basis at the Mishnock Fire Department. This weekend's weather (April 15, 2007) could cause local flooding.

Directors' meeting 7:00 pm Thursday, April 5, at the Barn

Directors' meeting 7:00 pm Thursday, March 22, at the Barn. We will be stuffing packets for the walkabout on Sunday, March 25.

Directors' meeting 7:00 pm Thursday, March 8, at the Barn
Chronology of Important Dates and Activities in 2008
Elections were held October 26, 2008. The results can be found clicking here.

Board meeting Tuesday, October 14, 2008, 7pm at the barn.
  
A general membership meeting to elect board members and officers will be held Sunday, October 26 at 11:00 am, at the Mishnock Barn. This is our first election since our founding. Letters have been sent to all active members soliciting nominations.

Directors' meeting Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 7pm at the Mishnock Barn. We did not have a quorum at our last meeting and it is important that we do have a quorum this time. We will be setting the agenda for our October 26 meeting, at which time we will have our first elections since the founding of our organization.  All directors have been emailed the importance of this meeting and letters have been sent to all members inviting them to attend our October meeting.
  
Board meeting Tuesday, September 2, 2008, 7pm at the barn.

At our meeting on July 15, 2008 Paul, Diane and Claire were designated as the nominating committee for the October 26, 2008 elections.They will compose a letter and send it to all members asking if anyone is interested in running for office. It appears that the Officers (President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer) are standing for reelection.

Board meeting Tuesday, July 15, 2008, 7pm at the barn. This is an  important meeting. The Directors need to plan for the mandatory elections in October at the annual general membership meeting.

Aquatic Control Technology (ACT) will chemically spot treat Big Lake Mishnock  (East Basin) on Monday, June 16, 2008 to control the growth of nuisance aquatic vegetation. Drinking and cooking with water from this lake is prohibited until June 22. Swimming is prohibited until June 17. Notices have been put up around the lake. Further information is available from Gerald Smith, President,  ACT 508-865-1000.

Board meeting Tuesday, June 24, 2008, 7pm at the barn.

You can read about the 2008 Pasta Dinner Fund Raiser at the West Greenwich town website
www.wgtownri.org under press releases.

Board meeting Tuesday, April 8, 2008, 7pm at the barn.
Board meeting Tuesday, March 4, 2008, 7pm at the barn.
Board meeting Tuesday, Feburary 19, 2008, 7pm at the barn.
Board meeting Tuesday, Feburary 5, 2008, 7pm at the barn.

Chronology of Important Dates and Activities in 2007

Board meeting Tuesday, December 4, 7 pm at the barn. We hope to discuss the Rhode Island Cesspool Act of 2007, a copy of which was distributed at our last meeting
Board meeting Thursday, November1 , 7:00 pm at the barn. Mark Bellaud from ACT will attend and report on the milfoil treatment of the lake.
September 27: Little Mishnock receives second treatment of Renovate OTF herbicide. Read about it.
Board meeting Thursday, October 4, 7:00 pm at the barn
Board meeting Thursday, August 30, 7:00 pm at the barn
Board meeting Thursday, July 19, 7:00 pm at the barn
Board meeting Thursday, June 24, 7:00 pm at the barn
Herbicide treatment on Monday, May 21. Read about it.   See pictures.
2007 Pasta Dinner Fundraiser deemed a success. Read about it.
Directors' meeting 7:00 pm Thursday, May 24, at the Barn
LMPA Board member Diane Blaquiere impresses West Greenwich Town Council with Power Point presentation about storm water drainage. Read about it.
Board meeting Thursday, April 5, 7:00 pm at the barn
Board meeting Thursday, March 22, 7:00 pm at the barn. We will be stuffing packets for the walkabout Sunday, March 25.
Board meeting Thursday, March 8, 7:00 pm at the barn
Chronology  of Important Dates and Activities in 2006
November 16, 2006: 7:00 pm Directors' meeting at the barn
November 9, 2006: 7:00 pm, Third General Membership
Meeting at the barn. Read about it.
October 24, 2006: 7:00 pm Directors' meeting at the barn
October 3, 2006: 7:00 pm Directors' meeting at the barn
September 19, 2006: 7:00pm Directors' meeting at the barn
September 5, 2006: 7:00 pm Directors' meeting at the barn
August 1, 2006: 7:00 pm Directors' meeting at the barn
July 18, 2006: 7:00pm Directors' meeting at the Mishnock Barn
June 13, 2006: Is Rhode Island managing its water wisely? Read Providence Journal article.
June 13, 2006: 7:00pm Directors' meeting at the Mishnock Barn
May 31, 2006: Lake Mishnock was chemically treated  to control the growth of nuisance aquatic vegetation.
May 21, 2006 fundraiser: Read what the Coventry Courier says
May 18, 2006: Senior Aquatic Control Technology biologist Marc Bellaud checks for invasive milfoil.
A BIG THANKS to those individuals and businesses who generously donated items for our raffle!
Pasta Fundraiser Dinner May 21, 2006. Here are a few pictures.
Images and thoughts about Earth Day 2006
If you missed the March 28 membership meeting you can read some of the information that was presented at :
Chronology  of Important Dates and Activities in 2005

April 19: Read about what happened at our Special Public Meeting

May 1: See pictures from Our Earth Day Booth at the Louttit Library

May 1: Earth Day clean up 2005

May 7, 9:30 amField training at Yawgoo Pond. We now have four members trained by URI staff for testing our lake.

May 15,  4-7 pm: Family Pasta Dinner Fund Raiser.

June 10: Lake receives its first dose of Reward. Read about it here: Phase I treatment

June 13: Financial Town meeting at West Greenwich Town Hall.  $2,500 was included for "Wetlands Restoration."

July 28: Membership drive begins

Aug 17: ACT spot treats the lake to thin out waterlilies. The lake will be "closed" to activity, not for safety reasons, but because water activities can wash the aquatic herbicides from the waterlilies. This is a the last treatment for this year. Check it out

Aug 30: Board of Directors meeting

November 15: Full Membership Public Meeting