FUTURE BOARD MEETINGS AND ANNUAL MEETING DATES:
February 12, 2022
May 14, 2022
July 16, 2022
September 17, 2022 Annual Meeting
May, July and September (Annual), meetings will be held at GAPOA lake pavilion.
February meeting venue to be decided.
All dates and venues subject to change.
All meetings will begin at 10:00 AM unless otherwise noted.
Agenda and any additional information will be posted within TEN days prior to the posted meeting date.
Due to some members not being able to attend the meetings, and with months between the dates, the Meeting Minutes will be posted on the website within 30 days of the meeting.
Please note, the minutes will be in draft form until ratified.
435 Greene Acres Road, North, Stanardsville, VA 22973
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Password: greeneacres (all lower case)
Oh, what fun it is to be ....
singing along on the GAPOA wagon towed behind the Big Red Tractor... (sorry, not a one horse open sleigh this year)!
Grab your coats, gloves and singing voices, and join us at the Pavilion, where we will ride around the loop roads singing favorite Christmas carols.
December 18, 2021 (more details soon).
Hydrilla sp. - cute name, but not so cute in our lake!
While collecting data around the lake, Mike has also been harvesting -
140 cubic feet of hydrilla.
"Hydrilla is a perennial plant that forms dense colonies and can grow to the surface in water over 20 feet deep. Hydrilla branches profusely and after reaching the surface it extends across it forming thick mats. Hydrilla can reproduce by fragmentation, from seeds, from turions (axillary buds), and from tubers. Leaves are blade-like about 1/8 inch and 3/8 inch long with small tooth margins and spines on the underside of the midrib that make them feel rough. Leaves are usually 4 to 8 in a whorl". (ref: The Pond Guy)
Feel free to do some harvesting too.
Please make sure it is not disposed of in other water ways.
In addition to Mike's updates, you will see a series of educational signs that are being used at the lake to indicate the water quality status. There are 3 levels: Caution, Warning and Hazard.
We are currently at the Caution level.
VISIT THE LAKE WATER QUALITY PAGE FOR MORE INFORMATION.
The lake monitoring and updates are provided by Dr. Mike Casteel (Water Quality, Microbiology).