Critical Meeting – 9:30am August 3rd

Where has the wild life gone?

I have lived on Fairview Lake twenty years. During that time the wild life population has decreased. this summer especially animal life is noticeably scarce. Only one turtle has been seen sunning on a log. Only one bull frog bellows at night. The chirping of hundreds of small frogs in the evening has been silenced. Instead of several Osprey, only one has been perched for fishing up in a tree. Spiraling, jumping of golden carp is seldom seen this year. No snakes have been seen on shore. No river otters have slid over the weir this summer. Not one fingerling small mouth bass has been seen. Eagles are still present Five were seen at one time soaring over the lake. There are no great white egrets this year. What has threatened wild life survival in Fairview Lake?

Everett W Lovrien

Casual Wine Tasting Mid Lake Social

Blue Green Algae Alert

Blue Green Algae (Cyanobacteria) is present in Fairview Lake at this time in sufficient numbers to warrant laboratory testing for potential toxins produced by this group of algae. Until the nature of the algae is determined lake users are advised to keep children and pets out of the water. Adults should refrain from swimming to avoid eye irritation and/or intestinal illness. Boating and fishing are safe currently.
The algae present is early in its life cycle and toxins are not suspected today, but samples are being laboratory tested at this time. If toxins are present additional restrictions may apply. Further notices will be posted, delivered and the web site updated as needed.
For now, be alert with water activity, especially children and pets. Be very wary around bright green floating mats of algae.

Second Weed Treatment

The lake level will be lowered starting Thursday July 13th for a Thursday July 20th weed treatment. This will complete the original June 21st treatment that was interrupted by mechanical issues with the applicator’s boat.

Treatment update

Our weed treatment applicator had some difficulties with his boat engine on Wednesday June 21st and was unable to complete the application. Prior to the mechanical difficulties he was able to treat the northern portion of the treatment. The details are yet to be worked out but our current plans are for a second application in Mid July.

Found kayak

During the last storm, a kayak floated down to the east end of Fairview Lake and is at David and Helen Skau’s house. If you lost it, please claim it. Contact them at 503-926-3138.

Found a Kayak loose in the lake

I found a yellow 10 ft kayak floating loose in the Marking Channel near Turtle Town. If it is yours, or you know the owner, please call Charles at 503-328-8597.

Lake Weeds

With the return of the sunshine the lake weeds have returned and are breaking the surface around the lake. We have been monitoring the growth and have tentatively planned for a treatment the week of June 19th. More info to follow. FLPOA has a razor rake for loan by any member who want to borrow for cutting down the plant growth near their docks. Contact Bob Dolphin for arrangements (bob_dolphin@msn.com).

Airplane – Remote Control

Just found nice plane in the middle of lake. It is now 7/20 Pm Sunday May 28 Call Niko 503-665-5722