NEWS & EVENTS
CURRENT LAUREL LAKE NEWS
SUMMER 2023 @ LAUREL LAKE!
WHY BECOME A LAUREL LAKE ASSOCIATION MEMBER?
- Contribute to keeping our lake environment healthy
- Receive the Laurel Lake Ledger
- Become part of a worthwhile lake-life organization
- Be invited to our Annual Meeting & Picnic
- Be kept up-to-date on lake news & events
KEEPING LAUREL LAKE CLEAN & HEALTHY - READ ABOUT IN THE CURRENT LAUREL LAKE LEDGER
Stewardship of Laurel Lake’s wonderful water quality and healthy ecosystem requires an on-going community commitment. Our beautiful lake – with its invasive-free clear, clean water and abundant fish and wildlife – is a treasure we all enjoy. However, there are several conditions and elements that work against the health of the Laurel Lake ecosystem – many are unintentional consequences of routine things that occur in our daily lives. For example, salt and sand that are used to keep our roads clear of ice and fertilizer that we use to help our gardens grow can find their way into our lake by way of natural occurrences such as winter melt and stormwater runoff, causing harm to the lake’s health. Or, invasive species from infested lakes and ponds can unknowingly hitchhike into our lake on boats and trailers if NH’s “Clean. Drain. Dry.” law is not followed.
Awareness that maintaining a healthy Laurel Lake ecosystem is the shared responsibility of our entire lake community is an important step in tackling these challenges that threaten the lake’s health. Many important efforts are already being made in that regard, such as the Laurel Lake Association’s Aquatic Invasive Species (Weed Watchers) group, Lake Water Quality Assessment program, and the Lake Host program. But, there is much more that can be, and is being, done to keep our lake clean and healthy.
The actions that we take on our lake properties can have a dramatic impact on the overall health of the lake as well. An excellent example of that is profiled in the feature article of the current Laurel Lake Ledger, now available HERE on our website. This article gives specific examples of how one of our Laurel Lake residents, Luanne and Pat Deyo, have addressed stormwater runoff on their property, and serves as an excellent resource for starting a similar program on your property. Read about this and many other lake-related stories of interest in the 2023 spring issue of the Laurel Lake Ledger.
2023 LAKE HOST @ LAUREL LAKE PROGRAM IS UNDERWAY! FOR ALL BOATERS WHO VISIT LAUREL LAKE, PLEASE REMEMBER TO
"CLEAN, DRAIN, AND DRY" YOUR BOAT WHEN ARRIVING AT THE RAMP.
Thanks to a generous grant awarded by NH Lakes and the continued support
of the Laurel Lake Association, the 2023 Lake Host @ Laurel Lake program has started.
2023 PAID LAKE HOST INSPECTOR VINNIE PIERANNUNZI MADE AN
OFFICIAL "SAVE" AT THE RAMP IN JULY! VINNIE REMOVED A STRAY
EURASIAN WATER MILFOIL WEED FROM A BOAT TRAILER COMING INTO
LAUREL LAKE. VINNIE'S SAVE IS FEATURED IN THE NEXT NH LAKES
NEWS LETTER. GOOD WORK & THANK YOU VINNIE!!
LAKE HOST VOLUNTEERS APPLICATIONS
FOR NEXT SEASON WILL BE POSTED HERE.
NEW OUT OF STATE BOATING LAW IN NEW HAMPSHIRE! Per the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services website: "The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) is reminding all persons operating a motorboat on New Hampshire public waters that is registered in another state (other than New Hampshire) of a new requirement to purchase and display a New Hampshire aquatic invasive species decal from NHDES. The new law (RSA 487:43) went into effect on July 1, 2019. Decals can be purchased online for $20 each. You can purchase decals online at NHDES Invasive Species webpage, by clicking on the link for the boater decal, or at the Out-of-State Boater Decal Purchase Page. The decal must be displayed within 3 inches of a boat's valid registration decal. Decals should be placed on the port side of the vessel. Decals expire on December 31 each year. Proceeds from the decal program will be used for prevention and management of invasive aquatic species in New Hampshire."
32nd ANNUAL LAUREL LAKE CANOE & KAYAK RACE
The 32nd Annual Laurel Lake Canoe & Kayak Race was held on Saturday July 29,2023. Results are posted on the Laurel Lake Assn Facebook page. Photos from our Canoe & Kayak Races past and present can be viewed HERE.
2022 ANNUAL DRESSER FRIEDMAN REGATTA
The Annual Dresser Friedman Regatta was held on Saturday September 3,2022. It was a beautiful day on the lake and we had double the sailboat entries as last year. Commodore Bruce Hill presided over the race. A post-regatta awards cookout was held at 1st place winner Tom White's yacht club. Photos from the 2022 Regatta can be viewed HERE.
4TH OF JULY, 2023 Photos by Martin Fey
2022 LAUREL LAKE LEDGER IS NOW POSTED! Get caught up on all of the recent Laurel Lake news in the Spring 2022 Ledger, now posted HERE. Take a trip back in time & explore Laurel Lake life from 1988 to 2021 via archived Laurel Lake Ledgers which are posted on the Lake Association website as well.
2023 LAKE ASSOCIATION EVENTS SCHEDULE
2023 SPRING BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
Saturday June 3, 2023
9:00am - 12:00noon
Camp Fleur de Lis Dining Hall
JULY 4th FLARE AFFAIR
Monday July 3, 2023
9:00 - 10:00pm
Flares should be lit at sundown. Evening boat cruising is encouraged!
ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MTG/FAMILY PICNIC
Saturday July 15, 2023
10:30am - 1:00pm
White's Field Keene Avenue
BRING YOUR LAWN CHAIRS!
Family Picnic to follow
CONCERT ON THE LAKE
Saturday July 22, 2023
7:00 - 9:00am
Anchor your boat in front of the Pagano cottage (just south of Spicer's Point)
Featuring the music of Rob Thackeray
32nd ANNUAL CANOE/KAYAK RACE
Saturday July 29, 2023
10:30am - 5:00pm
Registration @ TBA - White's Field
Races begin at TBA
NO BOAT WAKE RULE ENFORCED DURING RACES
ANNUAL DRESSER FRIEDMAN REGATTA
Saturday September 2, 2023
10:00am - 12:00noon
Organizer: Tom White
Rain Date: 9/3/23
FALL BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
Saturday September 9, 2023
9:00am - 12:00noon
Camp Fleur de Lis Dining Hall