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NEWS & LAKE LIFE

CURRENT LAUREL LAKE NEWS
A MARCH 7 ICE-OUT DELIVERED AN EARLY SPRING TO LAUREL LAKE!
ENJOY YOUR 2024 WARM WEATHER SEASON!
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REMINDER: SIGN UP TODAY FOR YOUR
CURRENT LAUREL LAKE ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIP HERE.

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

2024 SUMMER CONCERT ON LAUREL LAKE
DOES IT GET ANY BETTER THAN FLOATING AROUND IN YOUR BOAT ON A BEAUTIFUL SUMMER EVENING AND LISTENING TO AWESOME LIVE MUSIC?  WE DIDN'T THINK SO.

             SATURDAY JULY 20  6:30-8:00PM
ENJOY THE MUSIC OF MICHAEL HOLMES

THANK YOU TO OUR LAKE HOST

LOCAL BUSINESS SPONSORS!

KG PERFORMANCE SOLUTIONS - GOLD LEVEL SPONSOR

FLAVOR SMART BEVERAGE GROUP - SILVER LEVEL SPONSOR

TRI-CITY MARINE SALES - SILVER LEVEL SPONSOR

 

ALL BUSINESS SPONSOR FUNDING GOES DIRECTLY TO SUPPORT OUR LAKE HOST PROGRAM.

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THE 2024 LAKE HOST PROGRAM HAS BEGUN AT LAUREL LAKE

CLEAN, DRAIN, AND DRY: ALL BOATERS WHO VISIT LAUREL LAKE, PLEASE
REMEMBER TO "CLEAN, DRAIN, AND DRY" YOUR BOAT WHEN ARRIVING AT
THE RAMP.  IT IS THE LAW IN NEW HAMPSHIRE.  WE'RE WORKING TOGETHER
TO KEEP OUR LAKE
S HEALTHY.

A MILFOIL "SAVE" IN 2023: OUR LAKE HOST PROGRAM MADE AN OFFICIAL
"SAVE" AT THE RAMP BY PULLING A EURASIAN WATER MILFOIL WEED FROM
A BOAT TRAILER COMING INTO LAUREL LAKE.  THIS "SAVE" WAS 1 OF 9 SAVES
STATE-WIDE DURING THE 2023 SEASON! 


PAID LAKE HOST INSPECTOR HIRED: WELCOME TO OUR 2024 PAID LAKE
HOST INSPECTOR - LILY PIERANNUNZI!  LOOK FOR LILY AT THE BOAT RAMP
BEGINNING IN MAY.


Learn more about the Lake Host Program HERE.
 
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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."

GIVE LAUREL LAKE GEAR ALL YEAR!!

The Laurel Lake Association is selling a wide variety of tees, sweatshirts, caps, polos & windbreakers for children and adults via Bulldog in Keene. They host an online store for us [https://laurellake.itemorder.com/] - a sales portal which is now open until July 1. Orders placed by then will be available to pick up at the canoe race July 27 or you can pick them up at the Bulldog store , have them shipped to you, or connect with Joe Pelkey (jpelk20@yahoo.com).

GET MORE INFO ON LAUREL LAKE GEAR HERE

THE 2024 LAUREL LAKE LEDGER IS HERE! 

KEEPING OUR LAKE CLEAN & HEALTHY - 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 storm water 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.  Read more about this topic and many other lake-related stories of interest in the 2023 and 2024 issues of the Laurel Lake Ledger.

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.

2024 LAKE ASSOCIATION EVENTS SCHEDULE
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2024 SPRING BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

Saturday June 1, 2024

9:00am - 12:00noon

Camp Fleur de Lis Dining Hall

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JULY 4th FLARE AFFAIR

Thursday July 4, 2024

9:00 - 10:00pm

Flares should be lit at sundown.  Evening boat cruising is encouraged!

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ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MTG/CHICKEN BBQ

Saturday July 13, 2024

10:30am - 1:00pm

White's Field Keene Avenue

BRING YOUR LAWN CHAIRS!

Chicken BBQ to follow

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CONCERT ON THE LAKE

Saturday July 20, 2024

6:30 - 8:00pm

Pagano Front Porch - East Shore

Live Music Performed by Michael Holmes

PULL YOUR BOAT UP AND ENJOY THE MUSIC!

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33rd ANNUAL CANOE/KAYAK RACE

Saturday July 27, 2024

10:30am - 5:00pm

Registration @ TBA - White's Field

Races begin at TBA

NO BOAT WAKE RULE ENFORCED DURING RACES

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ANNUAL DRESSER FRIEDMAN REGATTA

Saturday August 31, 2024

10:00am - 12:00Noon

Organizer: Tom White

Rain Date: September 1, 2024

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FALL BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

Saturday September 7, 2024

9:00am - 12:00noon

Camp Fleur de Lis Dining Hall

31st ANNUAL LAUREL LAKE CANOE & KAYAK RACE
The 31st Annual Laurel Lake Canoe & Kayak Race was held on Saturday July 30,2022.  Despite a challenging northerly wind, this year's entries were amazing in all of the races.  Photos from the 2022 Canoe & Kayak Race can be viewed HERE.  Also, results from last year's 30th annual race are posted HERE.
 
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