Our annual meeting is set for Saturday, July 17 starting at 10 a.m. at Pipke Park. The building there has garage doors that open on both sides to provide an open air environment. We will have a short business meeting followed by a social hour and picnic lunch.
The Discovery Center has been coordinating a project to create an accurate record of lake levels since 2009. Van Vliet Lake has been at relatively high levels the last few years. This spring we are starting out with lower water so it will be interesting to see what happens this summer.
The Town of Presque Isle has an ordinance that prohibits any motorboat from operating faster than slow-no-wake speed within 200 feet of any lake shoreline. Click the link below to read the details.
Several years ago, the VVLA posted this map at our landing to give people a visual image of what that means on our lake. Take a moment to look at the map and get a sense of where the 200 foot line is along the shoreline.
Our annual meeting by email has concluded and minutes are posted. There was a question raised about the rules for shoreline lighting.
Many of us enjoy the opportunity to live in an area where the stars can be viewed and lights from neighboring homes are kept to a minimum. Presque Isle has an ordinance describing what is allowed for outdoor lighting. Please review the document and consider whether you are in compliance with the town rules.
Two happy events that occurred on the lake this summer! Read agenda for details.
Due to continuing concerns about the COVID-19 virus, the VVLA Board has made the decision to change this year’s annual meeting from an in person event to a report via either email or paper mail. Open the agenda below to review what would have been covered at the meeting. Members need to return their ballot by August 15, 2020 marking their votes on approving reports and election of officers. Comments on the agenda items are welcome and will be considered for inclusion in the meeting minutes.
Some good news on Van Vliet Lake this summer. The eagles built a new nest on the north end of the lake and the eaglet is checking out the world from on high. Thank you, Ed Brodsky, for providing this photo.
Our annual meeting has been rescheduled to August 15. Current plan is to hold the meeting in the outdoor pavilion at the Community Center. Watch for updated information as the summer progresses.
It’s Labor Day weekend and the traditional end to summer fun. We hope everyone was able to get out and enjoy the lake and the area this summer. Fall can be a lovely season to continue to appreciate our lake.
There are two guided hikes in the Van Vliet Hemlocks sponsored by the Friends group this fall. On Sat, Sep 14, John Schwarzmann of the BCPL will lead a hike starting at 10 a.m. On Sat, Oct 12, Discovery Center staff will lead a fall color hike starting at 9 a.m. Both hikes are free but numbers are limited. Register at the Discovery Center website.
Join friends and neighbors for a VVLA pot luck and campfire on Sat, Oct 5 starting at 5 p.m. at Mike and Ronie’s home. Bring a dish to share and your choice of beverage. RSVP to Ronie and give me an idea of what you can bring.