The project supports not only the male population but ladies are most welcome also. Some of the tasks do not require you to be in the water. If you have high school age children they are welcome and if they need Community Service Certification we do that through North Carolina State University. The schedule is as follows:
- June 11th - 8:30 a.m. Granite Hall Shores
- June 12th - 8:30 a.m. Poplar Creek boat ramp
- June 13th - TBD
- Lunch and drinks are provided
- You will be working in waist deep water. Old tennis shoes or water shoes are recommended and gloves.
- The more people we have the easier the job and also the quicker. Please consider volunteering.
- If you reply: let me know day/days and location you prefer to work.
Respondents in our 2015 LGA Membership Survey told us that water quality is the number one concern of lake property owners. Although the Committee remains convinced that Lake Gaston is one of the cleanest lakes in North Carolina and Virginia, this spring we will begin an ecoli testing program in about 20 locations in our coves and creeks which are not regularly tested by state water quality authorities. Volunteers will take monthly water samples throughout the summer and test results will be reported to both North Carolina and Virginia.
The Committee is a member of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Water Management Stakeholders Group and participates in weekly water management teleconferences representing the issues and concerns of LGA members. We will notify members when lake levels may be higher or lower than normal levels (199 – 200 feet) for extended periods through email and this web site.
New Lake Manager
We welcomed our new Lake Manager Jessica Bauman at our last meeting. Jessica is part of the NCSU Crop Sciences Dept. She brings years of working in the LKG area. She was part of North Carolina Wildlife Commission for a number of years. She has been a very busy person monitoring the Hydrilla and Lyngbya treatments via the Lake Gaston Weed Control Council. And now supporting training for the lake survey. Welcome Jessica. And of course we still have Steve Hoyle for his always excellent support.