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Recent Events 2009 Page
These are the recent events that occurred through out the year of 2009. If you see something missing from the list please contact us so we can add it.
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November 2009
November 19, 2009 Rolf Tiedemann attends the Adirondack Lake Alliance (ALA) meeting presentation by the APA's Ed Snezik on permit application procedures for the use of the herbicide Renovate in the Adirondack Park. A copy of the meeting minutes are available here.
November 2009 Distributed the November newsletter "A year in Review."
October 2009
October 30, 2009 Milfoil buoy markers were removed.
October 27, 2009 Rolf and Dianne Tiedemann attended the Lake George water quality conference in Lake George.
October 9, 2009 End of summer 2009 dive season. Divers spent ~400 hours of bottom time to deploy ~52,0002 feet of benthic barriers, which will be left in the lake to over winter; and hand harvested 15,000 pounds of milfoil between 2008 and 2009. Thanks to all those that helped with this project especially Jim and Joyce Shultz for the effort towards mat assembly and for continuing to allow on site composting of the removed milfoil. Thanks again to Hyde's Boat and RV for the donation/loan of their 24' work pontoon boat to this project.
August 2009
August 5, 2009 The ELPOI has received delivery of another ~ 2250lbs of steel for ballast on the lumber tarp benthic barriers. Thanks to the town of Ticonderoga Highway Department for unloading the steel for us.
August 4, 2009 Rolf and Dianne Tiedemann attended an Adirondack Lake Alliance meeting. There was a presentation by DEC Region 5 pesticide/permitting specialist John Bennett. A copy of the meeting minutes are available here.
July 2009
July 30, 2009 Submitted final reimbursement request against the 2007 Senate Initiative grant.
Purple Loosestrife has been sighted on Eagle Lake and has become established in Penfield Pond! Please take action against anymore plants that may appear before this invasive becomes a bigger problem! Please see our Environmental Issues page for more details.
July 15, 2009 At ~ 9:30am on July 15th a logging truck fully loaded with logs rolled over about 200 yards east of the Eagle Lake Causeway. Fortunately the only vehicle involved was the logging truck itself, and the driver only sustained minor injuries and was released from the hospital a few hours later. Both the truck and it's load fortunately stayed well out of the lake, and a NYS DEC spill response team quickly arrived to ensure that none of the leaking diesel fuel ended up in the lake. A contamination clean-up crew arrived and has begun clean up of the fuel and the removal of contaminated soil from the scene. One lane of Rt. 74 was closed for most of the day while clean up efforts were underway. Many thanks to our local emergency responders, RB Motors, and the NYS DEC for arriving as quickly as they did.
Please see our photos of the accident as well as the Times of Ti newspaper article.
July 11, 2009 The Annual ELPOI Meeting and Picnic. Pictures are available here. A Department of Environmental Conservation officer was also present to go over the "rules of the road," and ways to deal with reckless use of Jet Ski's.
July 10, 2009 Receipt of letter from the DEC regarding their opinion that curtains do not increase the efficacy of Renovate. The letter is available here.
July 3, 2009 Board meeting to establish the business agenda for the July 11th annual meeting.
July 1, 2009 Dive operations have commenced on Eagle Lake.
June 2009
June 28, 2009 The ELPOI has received a delivery of ~ 3240lbs of steel for ballast on the lumber tarp benthic mats. Thanks to the town of Crown Point Highway Department for unloading the steel for us.
June 26, 2009 Submitted partial reimbursement request against the 2007 Senate Initiative grant.
June 13, 2009 Board meeting to conduct general ELPOI business.
June 10, 2009 International Paper has awarded the ELPOI with a $885 grant towards our communications and lake management expenditures. Thanks to International Paper. A picture of the transfer of the check is also available from the Times of Ti.
June 2, 2009 Rolf and Dianne Tiedemann attended an Adirondack Lake Alliance meeting. A copy of the meeting minutes are available here.
May 2009
May 25, 2009 Placed buoy markers to locate milfoil beds.
May 12, 2009 Receipt of letter from the APA regarding the need for containment curtains. Letter generated as a result of a prior phone call with Curt Stiles. The letter is available here.
May 09, 2009 Rolf and Dianne Tiedemann attended an Adirondack Lake Alliance meeting. A copy of the meeting minutes are available here.
May 4, 2009 Essex County Board of Supervisors pass resolution #137 in support of phase II herbicide use on Eagle Lake.
April 2009
April 22, 2009 APA Staff Ed Snezik and APIPP field technician Tyler Smith visit Eagle Lake with Rolf Tiedemann to do follow up depth transect mapping and milfoil bed location observation. The weather was less than acceptable for making visual observations. Data gathered is available here.
April 20, 2009 Rolf Tiedemann meets with Adirondack Council executive director Brian Housell about the use of the herbicide Renovate on Eagle Lake in a non-curtained, DEC approved, spot application pilot concept plan. He supports the plan with the comments of, "do good science, do no harm, go small."
April 16, 2009 Several times this past fall and early spring 2009, several lake members have broken up a beaver dam located in the outlet channel between the boat launch and the lake level control spillway dam. Efforts to relocate the beaver are underway with appropriate DEC permits. Lake levels may/will be off until a solution to this problem can be found. Thanks to Leland Loose, Andy Belkivich and Rolf and Dianne Tiedemann for getting in the water to remove the dam. If others are available to help during the summer please contact Rolf Tiedemann (518) 597-3618.
April Distributed the April newsletter with attached membership renewal form.
February
February 17, 2009 Completed through ice transect of possible curtain locations around fox island. Data gathered is available here.
January 2009
January 21, 2009 Rolf Tiedemann attended the 10th annual conference for the Northeast Aquatic Plant Management Society Conference