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We hope you will join us next year.  Thanks to all who made donations in support of the LGA.

The Lake Gaston Association will sponsor its Sixth Annual Community Paper Shred on Saturday, Sep 19th from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. The collection will be accomplished in the lower parking area at the Roanoke-Wildwood Volunteer Fire Department at 790 Lizard Creek Rd. The service is free to the public but contributions will be gratefully accepted. 

Items to be shredded can include any old paper records; staples and paper clips need not be removed, but please no three ring binders or heavy metal clamps. No computer memory discs or thumb drives. We can accept any amounts of paper for shredding that can be processed in the time period. 

The truck mounted shredder consumes about 10 book boxes/cases of paper every 8 minutes.   People can stand and watch while the paper is shredded.  The shredding is professional grade and is the same level of shredding contracted by banking institutions.

Due to COVID 19 Flotilla 9-3 was restricted in conducting operations at LKG. Today Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 9-3 has been cleared to resume limited activities. We will have Boater Safety Classes with a limit of 10 students per class. We have 4 openings for a class this Saturday July 11. Call 252-535-3335 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to reserve a space. We will also have a class August 1 and again on August 22. Again class size is limited so reserve your seat now.

President’s Corner
Summer Is Upon Us!
I sincerely hope this newsletter finds each and every one of you in good
health. Like folks across the world, we too are dealing with the Coronavirus
disease as best we can given what we know at the time.
The LGA is tracking the recommendations of Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention (CDC) as well as State and local Departments of Health as they
may apply to our activities. At the time of this writing, discussions have moved
to how we could begin to reopen some businesses and broaden the limitations
that have been put in place to slow the spread of the disease.
Our highest priority is the safety and well being of our members and the
community. So far, we have postponed most of our activities and meetings
until such time as the threat has subsided and are evaluating how we might
conduct our activities as the situation evolves. Even when restrictions are
relaxed, we will be mindful of balancing the benefit of our activity and the
potential impact on our community and our volunteers (many of whom may
fall into the At Risk category).
We must all do our part to minimize the spread of this disease. If all goes
well, the spread will be checked and we will never know which of the
protective measures succeeded. That will be a sacrifice worthwhile.
As the Fish Spawning Season come to a close, we should see a return to
normal lake water levels (199’-200’ above sea level), unless Mother Nature
drives us into Flood Control Operations. It is always wise to secure boats
(even those on a lift), kayaks, canoes, paddle boats, outdoor furniture, and the
like so that high winds or waves cannot cause them to drift or blow away.
Remember hurricane season begins in June and runs through the end of
November. Current long range forecasts are predicting a higher than average
number of storms this year. As many of you may recall, it is not unusual for
one or more of those storms to end up coming our way.
Enjoy the lake, be safe and be healthy.
Don
Lake Gaston – Special Place, Incredible People!

Birdwatchers and the general public enjoy watching Canada geese, ducks, and other waterfowl - all valuable natural resources. In many areas of the country, however, populations of nonmigrating, or resident, Canada geese, and ducks are increasing dramatically.

These birds require freshwater for resting and nesting and tender young grass and other succulent vegetation for food. The plentiful, well-manicured lawns of residential neighborhoods, corporate business areas, parks, airports, and golf courses provide excellent habitat. Geese, especially, can easily become accustomed to people and residential areas.

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Our meeting, originally scheduled for Saturday, June 13, 2020, has been postponed due to Covid-19.   We anticipate holding the meeting this fall.  We are hopeful to resume our meetings on July 1, 2020.