The Greenwood Lake PBA is partnering with Defeo’s Marina and the Irish Whisper to sponsor “Free Fishing Day.” This coming weekend, the NY DEC is waiving requirements to have a fishing license to entice people to give fishing a try. So this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 noon kids from the community are invited to fish from the docks at Defeos (with your parents). Poles, bait and support people will be on hand for the kids to enjoy this wonderful activity. Bring a life jacket if possible to fish off the docks.
Boater Safety Course
The Greenwood Lake Police Department will host a NYS Boating Safety Course on Tues., Jun. 26 and Wed., Jun. 27 from 6 to 10 p.m. (both classes are required). The cost is $35 per person. To reserve a spot bring a $35 check to the Greenwood Lake Police Department, made payable to the Village of Greenwood Lake. All personal watercraft operators must have a boater safety certificate. For more information call 477- 9211.
Lake Treatment on Tue., Jun. 26
As part of the regularly scheduled lake maintenance program, the Village, through our contractor Solitude Management, will be treating certain sections of the lake to prevent the growth of invasive plant species. The treatment will consist of:
- Roddeo: This is to prevent the growth of the water chestnut and will be used north of the 17A bridge. There are no restrictions in that area with regard to swimming, fishing or irrigation. Do not drink the water directly from the lake, ever.
- Aquathol-K: This herbicide is used to prevent the grown of Eurasian Milfoil (the most common weed in the lake, which is invasive). This treatment will occur in the East Arm from the 17A bridge out to Chapel Island and then in the West Arm from Jersey Ave. to the Windermere Park Beach. There is a 24-hour swimming restriction ONLY in the treated areas.
The above column, written by Village of Greenwood Lake Mayor Jesse Dwyer, has been published in the June 20 issue of the Warwick Valley Dispatch.