We are working to keep Lake Williams free of invasive plants and a resource we all can enjoy. Learn about Friends of Lake Williams by clicking on About Us.
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Event Calendar – 2019
June 8th – Annual Membership Meeting – 10am at the Acre on Lake Shore Drive – Election of directors and officers
June 22th – Lake Cleanup – 9am meet at second beach on Lake Shore Drive – Trash bags will be provided
TBD – Lake Treatment
To All Members of the Lake Williams Community,
For those of you who have been out on the lake these last few weeks, we’re sure you have noticed that the Milfoil is expanding rapidly and is probably the worst we have ever seen. We wanted to provide you with an update on where we stand with the treatment. The State has finally approved our permit and All Habitat will be performing the full lake survey this Friday July 19th, which is being required by the State this year. Once the survey is complete, All Habitat must submit the report to the State for approval before they will be able to treat the lake. We will continue to keep you apprised of the progress as more information is received.
In seeing how quickly the invasive species is spreading when not treated, this really serves as a wake-up call for us all. The lifestyle and enjoyment we all gain from our beautiful lake is at stake, along with our property values. Should the lake eventually be overtaken, it will be in danger of turning into swampland as we have seen with other lakes and ponds in Connecticut. If we are going to save our lake we truly need to rally together as a community and work together. We can no longer depend on the minority of families in the community to contribute through membership to Friends of Lake Williams and the small handful of people who volunteer to fund raise, clean the lake and work with the State and vendor for treatments.
Please get involved! For those of you who may not have property here, but enjoy the lake for fishing, swimming and boating, we need your help as well. If you would like to join as a member or get involved in making a difference, please contact Brenda Quesnel (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Diane Marquis (email@example.com) and they can talk to you about the organization and ways that you can help!
Lastly, please be extra cautious to avoid areas of vegetation to help avoid it spreading further while we await final approval from the State for the treatment. Every piece of Milfoil that is chopped up by a motor can result in a new plant being formed in another area.
Friends of Lake Williams Board of Director
The annual membership drive for Friends of Lake Williams drive is ongoing. Current members will be solicited by mail or email if available. If you want to be a new member, or if you have not received your request for renewal in the mail, click this link. That will open a new page or tab to allow you to print the application.