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Merganser Relocation Update

Education, News August 14, 2018 No Response

It takes a team…but each relocation of a merganser brood helps us to reduce the occurrence of Swimmer’s Itch.

  • 11 broods and 88 chicks were relocated this summer.
  • Our new trapping crew and equipment worked well.
  • Challenges were trying to trap a few of the broods that seemed to be extra wild (maybe harassed?)
  • Broods came on the lake three weeks late.
  • Warmer water and weather added to the contact hours for swimming.

Thank you to all who reported broods, as cooperation helps our efforts in keeping both Glen Lakes and the Crystal River Watershed as clean as possible for optimum enjoyment.


Annual Meeting is August 11

Education, News August 3, 2018 No Response

GLA’s Annual Meeting to Include Updates and Member Recognition

Our Annual meeting is Saturday, August 11 at 10 a.m. 

Come join us, meet members, make new friends and get up to date on all that’s happening with the GLA!

Location:

Glen Lake Community Reformed Church, 
4902 W. MacFarlane Rd., Glen Arbor.

 

A free tree seedling is waiting for you…come to our annual meeting to receive it!

Join us for educational sessions, followed by the State of the Lake report and 
member recognition awards. 

Bring a friend or neighbor, particularly someone 
who has never attended the annual meeting. 

Hope to see you August 11!


Task Force Named to Monitor Hatlem Pond & Creek

Education, News July 24, 2018 No Response

Hatlem Pond was dredged in 2014 and has been filling in with accumulated sediment, as expected. The questions that are before us today are: how much has it filled in since the dredge and what is the fill rate? The Glen Lake Association Board of Directors has created a four member task force to look into the future of Hatlem Creek and pond and are monitoring the situation. 

In the coming weeks, Spicer Engineering, Inc. will once again –this will be the third time –visit the pond and take depth measurements at specific points throughout the bottom. These data points will help us determine how much and how fast the pond is filling up with sediment. It will take $5,700 to cover the costs of the field work, along with the data calculations and extrapolations as to when the Hatlem Pond may need dredging again in the future.

Also, Hatlem Pond dam will undergo repairs and improvements under the direction and supervision of Spicer Engineering, Inc. and updates of the completed work in this important area will be shared in the near future. 

Finally, some shorelanders are reporting sediment build-up on the bottom of the shoals inside the “blue line.” This sediment build-up may be due to a few factors that are at this point, only speculation. It is unclear if the new, larger culvert on County Road 675 is playing a role in unimpeded sediment transport. Additionally, the winds, or lack thereof, are not “flushing” the sediment off the shoals in the early to late spring season and weak lake-wide currents are slowing down the process of sediment dispersal.

Respectfully submitted,

Rob Karner, M.S.

Watershed Biologist