COUNTY-WIDE BURN BAN IN EFFECT AS OF 11-16-2023
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Board meeting dates:
January 13, 2024 (virtual)
April 13, 2024 (virtual)
July 13, 2024 (Pavilion)
September 28, 2024 - Annual Meeting at Pavilion
If you have any concerns with the lake or other areas of GAPOA, don't hesitate to get in touch with a board member.
Contact details are available at the lake and on this website.
Some of you who have been attending the Board Meetings and or have been reading the minutes know that we have been working towards getting our dam certified by the VA Dept of Conservation and Recreation for the past several years. We have been working with 3 different Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) Dam Safety personnel and 3 different Engineering firms, which has been a bit challenging. Our current engineering firm, Underhill Engineering, is under a contract to help us work through the process of certification. As part of that work a dam inspection was required and performed in early July. During this inspection several items were identified requiring our action. The most significant requirement was to mitigate a seepage issue identified. An “Inverted Filter” was identified as the structure that would do this. An inverted filter consists of 4 layers, the first being 8” of sand, covered by 8” of #8 stone, followed by 8” of #57 stone and finally topped off with a layer of lager stone.
In all, 24 dump truck loads of material were used amounting to slightly over 300 tons of sand/rock. Wesley, our property manager, oversaw the entire project and worked every day using his equipment as well as utilizing a backhoe contractor to do work his equipment was unable to perform. This was not only necessary but expensive. The total project cost slightly over $21,000.00. Hopefully we are well on our way to full certification. Several other reports and studies need to be performed/completed prior to that.
The document in the link attached shows the work that was completed up to now with not only the installation of the inverted filter but also some work required to the end of the spillway and the removal of 4 trees identified as being too close to the dam.
Please click on this link to view that document.
150 sterile Triploid Grass Carp were released into the Greene Acres lake on the evening of March 21, 2023. Grass carp, under good conditions, are used to help control aquatic vegetation. Permitted under the Virginia Wildlife Resources (DFV)
Under good conditions, a five-pound fish will eat about five pounds of aquatic plants a day.
Our newcomers need at least 12 months to settle in their new home - so if you catch one, please gently release them back into the lake.
There are bigger fish to catch!
Grass carp generally only consume submerged vegetation that has soft/tender, non-fibrous stems and leaves. Some common plants they will readily consume are hydrilla, elodea, bladderwort, coontail, najas, milfoil, potomegton spp. (pondweeds), chara, and nitella.
435 Greene Acres Road N
Stanardsville, VA 22973
FROM NOVEMBER 30, 2022 our current provider BEAM will no longer be providing internet service to Greene Acres. The board is currently looking for an alternative internet.