This gives us courage and hope!
And from the fifty plus in the July 4th boat parade to Labor Day
goodbyes, I have so enjoyed meeting you!
so far has been a September Board meeting to review the 2005 summer, to set
goals for 2006 and set important dates. On hearing about a plan to build
fifty houses on Johnson Hill Road, (behind Rustic Pizza) I met with CEO Art
Dunlop to get information. I plan to speak with the developer to present
our concerns about how it could impact our lake watershed.
I also spoke with the new Poland High School teacher,
Elaine Fryda, who wishes to work on a history of Tripp Lake. This is
exciting, so please say “yes” when she asks for assistance in gathering
information. Marion Chesley and Judy King have already given her lots of
leads. Elaine’s e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org.
I also spoke with
Michelle Garcia (Poland High School) and her three new senior science
students who will do independent studies, picking topics from our Long
Range Management Action Plan. Already the students and Michelle have spent
½ day aboard John’s pontoon boat making a GPS survey of Purple Loosestrife
on Tripp. They plan on researching ways to eradicate the plant. Note:
The Board voted to hire two older students to harvest the pesky plants in
August ’06. Anyone interested in helping/ guiding them, please contact me.
In the Spring I will present our essay contest to Grade
four at the Poland Elementary School. The two winners will be awarded
week-long scholarships to the Maine Conservation School in Bryant Pond.
We’ve done this for several years in hopes that it would spark an interest
in conservation measures and have been rewarded multifold. We’ve already
heard from this year’s recipients about how much they learned and enjoyed
their week at MCS. (See Award letter elsewhere in this Newsletter).
I shall be happy to ship you Tripp Lake throws.
They are winners! Judy King’s “store” is closed from October to May, but
these are stored with me. Thanks to Judy, Dell and Callabash for all your
Have you sent recipes to Judy or me? Marion
Chesley, Sue Barry and Linda Laskey will be compiling them into a
future cookbook, hoping for a 2007 printing. Please send us your Camp
History sheet when completed. You can check on some of its
“background” at the Androscoggin County Courthouse (Auburn) by looking up
previous deeds/owners. If you don’t have these sheets, please contact me
and I’ll send you one. This will help our history buffs.
Here’s a “do” list for all of us to consider:
1) Get raffle items donated for next summer’s meeting
2) Clip news items, take interesting pictures for our
Association Newsletter. Better yet, write an article!
3) Plan on joining a TLIA committee.
4) Spread the word so all lake roads have 100% membership!
5) Tell us what you think about a particular lake issue.