Fairview Lake Algae Alert

A potentially toxic algae bloom is now under way, Sunday July 29th.

Until the nature of the algae is determined lake residents are encouraged 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.

This is one of our annual algae blooms. It is a blue/green algae type that might produce toxins as it decomposes. It is early in its life cycle so toxins are not suspected today. Lake water will be analyzed frequently over the next few weeks to determine if that changes. If conditions warrant, notices will be delivered, web site updated and signs posted. Additional restrictions may apply at that time.

For now, be alert with water activity, especially children and pets. If the algae turns toxic we won’t know until after it happens.

For this reason the Family Day events on the lake (Pirate Treasure Hunt, Slalom Run and Obstacle Course) scheduled for August 5th must be cancelled.

Fairview Lake Property Owners Assn
Mike Johnson 503-667-8461
Jim Graybill 503-667-4547

Theft of Solar Lights

Submitted by: Richard Class

Theft of solar lights

Be aware that several solar lights were stolen from the front yard of 20544 Interlachen Ln on 21 JULY.

Winter socials

Social Committee needs someone to coordinate this year’s Winter Socials. Please contact Lynne Johnson at lynne.n.mike@gmail.com if interested.

Further weed treatments unnecessary

Weed Treatments Successful
Further herbicide applications unnecessary

Over the past two weeks there has been no evidence of additional weed growth in Fairview Lake. The advice of our ‘Lake Manager’ is that a second treatment appears unnecessary. The advice of the treatment applicator is that a second treatment will have only marginal value other than to re-do a few skipped areas.

Today the FLPOA board voted to cancel the proposed second treatment scheduled for this coming week. Further treatment under our NPDES permit could be considered at a later date, if circumstances change.

Our thanks to everyone who helped and to all lake residents for their patience.

Michael Johnson


Submittd by: Anthony DeSimone

Found fishing boat in the narrow end of lake

At The End of the Day

Photography by: Penny Myers

Location, location, location!

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The Multnomah County Drainage District board announces Reed Wagner as new Executive Director

The Multnomah County Drainage District (MCDD) board is pleased to announce that Reed Wagner will serve as the new Executive Director of the organization. The recruitment process was initiated upon David Hendricks’ announcement that he was preparing for retirement. Mr. Hendricks will continue to serve the agency on special projects.

Mr. Wagner most recently served as Deputy Chief Operating Officer for the State of Oregon. He also served as Policy Director and Parks and Environmental Services Director for Metro. Prior to his work in the public sector, Mr. Wagner worked in the broadcast and new-media industries in executive management, project management and marketing capacities. He lives in NE Portland with his wife and 3-year-old daughter.

Mr. Wagner will start with MCDD on July 10th.

The MCDD controls flooding and removes storm water for residents and businesses. They also serve three other drainage districts along the south shore of the Columbia River (Peninsula Drainage District 1, Peninsula Drainage District 2 and the Sandy Drainage District). The four districts collectively extend from the edge of Smith and Bybee Lakes on the west, to the Sandy River on the east.

Got Wine!!

Got Wine???
The social committee is organizing a wine tasting on July 14 at the mid-lake float. We need 3 red and 3 white bottles of $10.00 or less bottles of wine for a blind tasting. Call Tammy Bates at 503-504-4223 or email tammyleebates@yahoo.com by July 10 to donate.

Two events have been combined as a family day on Sunday, August 5, 2012. Family Day includes the Pirate Treasure Hunt and Obstacle course events (paddle boats, kayaks, canoes and air mattress). Both events are boating activities for families of all ages.Set the date aside! More information to come!!

Fairview Lake Photo Portfolio

Submitted by: Penny Myers

Sunrise Edition:

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Mid Lake Box Social

Mid Lake Box Social scheduled for Saturday June 30 has been moved to Brenda Luna’s house due to possible thunder showers.  Brenda’s address is 4056 NE Fairview Lake Way. Remember to bring you decorated Box dinner 🙂  Hope to see you there!