Letter from the President
by Babs Shapiro
The winter months seem to shorten each year. Didnt we just pull in the dock, rake autumn leaves and sprinkle mothballs? Cross-countried only once the ice didnt thicken until January and started to thin in March. And now its May. The camps been swept, waters back on and beds are made. In fact, the Misenheimers get the prize for "first dock in." On this summer-like weekend, others follow like dandelions. True summer and all its warmth will soon be here.
Were also heading down the home stretch of our Demonstration Project 319. Having identified 87 areas of erosion around the Lake three years ago, we took a deep breath and decided to attack find funding, start learning and begin the restoration process. The Grant was "granted" and with it the obligation to repay a portion with labor and cash.
And so we developed fund-raising, a new concept for our small group. We sold advertising, had a yard sale, held raffles, sold tee shirts and caps and increased our membership, dues and donations. We even have a website (tripplake.com) and are linked to the DEP! Weve been most fortunate in achieving many of our goals.
However, the biggest challenges still lie ahead. We must utilize our new-found knowledge and strive to continually improve our properties with buffering and Best Management Practices.