2019 Newsletter

SILVER LAKE NEWSLETTER VOLUME XLVIII 2019 SPRING/SUMMER PO Box 82, Harrisville, NH 03450 slakenh@gmail.com | slakenh.org | on facebook: @slakenh OUR 

MISSION: Our mission is to protect the water quality in the Silver Lake watershed for future generations. Through programs and collaboration we promote conservation and preservation of the region’s natural resources. The Silver Lake Association is a membersupported organization. We rely on our membership dues and donations to support our ongoing efforts to protect the water quality of the lake. 

FROM THE MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE Welcome everyone to the summer of 2019. Yikes! This is little Johnnie Croteau's seventy-second summer on Silver Lake. Seems like only yesterday I was hearing stories of the building of the Lone Star cottage. Or I would be calling out to my mother, "Mom I'm going to row down to Fred's house to fill up the water buckets at the well". Boy those 5 gallon water buckets were heavy back then. Or we would all be off to learn how to ski at Paul St. Jean's house. Or I would see old man Lepisto around 5:30 every day in front of his cottage looking for beautiful lake trout. Wow, a lot of water has gone south over Seaver's Dam since those days. But thanks to many generous folks, Silver Lake still looks pretty much the same. The loons still cry out every night; we still have to watch out for trout rock; and we can still meet and party behind the island. And the great news -- new, younger folks are getting involved on the Silver Lake Association board. Yay!!! Although I have been to every cottage on the lake, I know there are many people that still are not members of the SLA. We need everyone to get involved. This year's meeting will be held at Wells Memorial School on July 6th at 9:00 AM. We look forward to seeing everyone there. Have a great summer! John Croteau, Jr., Chairman 2019 ANNUAL MEETING Saturday, July 6 9am, Wells Memorial School Silver Lake Land Trust Annual Meeting Saturday, August 17 Members and non-members alike are welcome to attend 10am @ Brantwood Camp (rain site Wells Memorial School) The topic of discussion will be the history of the land trust, so please join us to learn about how it all began. 

VOL.XLVIII SPRING/SUMMER 2019 SLA NEWSLETTER 2 OFFICERS AND BOARD MEMBERS 2018-19 President: Nathan Karol, 153 James St. Bethlehem, NH 03574 (508 333-4725)...natekarol@gmail.com Vice President: Ted Braun, 293 Breed Road, Harrisville, NH 03450 (603 827-3415) or 5 Hassel Rd., Merrimack, NH 03054 (603 424-4233) tbraun_293@comcast.net Secretary: Jillian Miner, 336 Breed Road, Harrisville, NH 03450 (603 933-0832)...jillian@monadnockmaple.com Treasurer: Edith Rowse Fallon, 117 Eastside Rd., Harrisville, NH 03450 (603 827-3206) or P. O. Box 394, Peterborough, NH 03458 (603 924-3073/203 807-0657)...ehfallon@aol.com President Emeritus: Ted Braun Class of 2019: Pam Fallon Banks, 169 Breed Pond Road, Nelson, NH 03457 (603 827-3352) or P. O. Box 742, Hollis, NH 03049 (603 465-3319/320-1818)...perrynpam@aol.com Jillian Miner Class of 2020: Julia Pakradooni, 6 Yellow Wings Road, Harrisville, NH 03450 (603 847-9577)...juliapakradooni@gmail.com. Todd Chamberlain, 167 Breed Pond Road, Nelson NH 03457 or 417 Ledgeview Drive, Rochester, NH 03839...tchamberlain@riteaid.com Class of 2021: Ben Dexter, 33 Myrtle St. Apt. 2, Manchester, NH 03104 (603 313-9105) or 69 Eastside Rd., Harrisville, NH 03450 (603 827-3296) dexter1benj@gmail.com Colleen Barry, 189 Jordan Rd., Keene, NH 03431 (603 352-1488) or 62 Eastside Rd., Harrisville, NH 03450 (603 827-3739) cbarry@cheshire-med.com COMMITTEE CHAIRS 2019 Erosion Control...Ted Braun & Nate Karol Fish & Wildlife: Jay Croteau…603 827-3232/357-1379 jaycroteau3@gmail.com Lake Host Program: Pam Banks Judy Putnam...603 827-4115/352-1233...judy_putnam@mcmxi.com Loon Protection: Colleen Barry Membership: John Croteau, Jr…603 827-3450/762-3137 john@sydsofkeene.com Newsletter: Edith Rowse Fallon Nominating: John Croteau, Jr. & Judy Putnam Recreation & Safety: Dennis Fallon…603 827-3570/603 465-3591(home) 603 546-5902(cell)...dennisfallon163@gmail.com Stoney Beach: Ted Braun, Nate Karol & Andrew Macdonald Water Quality: Roger Williams...603 827-3724…rt.sj.williams@gmail.com Website & Social Media: Nathan Karol Weed & Algae: Dennis Fallon

 VOL.XLVIII SPRING/SUMMER 2019 SLA NEWSLETTER 3 NEW HAMPSHIRE LAKES ASSOCIATION The SLA is one of over 140 associations that are members of NH LAKES, an organization that is the only statewide member -supported organization charged with protecting New Hampshire’s beautiful lakes through education and advocacy. NH LAKES works on issues such as boater safety, shore land protection and preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS)…exotic species of milfoil, zebra mussels, Asian clams and more. NH LAKES worked diligently with New Hampshire legislators, state agency staff, and their partners to submit the following bills in 2019. Their successes this session will help ensure our lakes are clean and healthy, now and in the future! H ou s e B i l l 1 3 7 passed the House and Senate and became law when signed by Governor Sununu on June 18, 2019. This law establishes a wake boat study commission, made up of an inclusive group of stakeholders, to identify the impacts of wake boats on New Hampshire. The commission will study impacts to shoreline erosion, private property, and the safety of swimmers and other boaters. It will also address the economic impact of wake boats and the possible spread of AIS from these watercraft. NH LAKES will serve on this study commission. The study commission will work until November 2020 and report its findings periodically. NH LAKES inspired this legislation and worked with Representative Smith (Chair of the House Resources, Recreation and Development Committee) to submit it. We hope the commission will give NH LAKES the opportunity to gather data in support of their concerns with these boats and an opportunity to discuss possible regulations or other solutions with the wake boat community. Hou s e B i l l 325 became law and requires boaters to use AIS prevention technologies at public boat access facilities, if they are available to use. This statute is seen as a “carrot” for boat access facility owners to invest in AIS prevention technologies, like water - less cleaning stations and other methods, since those owners will be sure their investment will be used by the public. This is an important addition to existing clean and drain requirements and will further help to prevent the spread of AIS in New Hampshire. Th i s l aw g oe s int o e f f e c t on J anu a r y 1 , 202 0 . (Please take a look at the CD3 waterless cleaning system on the next page.) H ou s e B i l l 6 2 5 relative to an aquatic invasive species (AIS) decal became law and provides additional funding for the prevention and management of AIS. This bill proposed an annual $20 AIS decal for out -of - state watercraft (boats registered in other states that use New Hampshire waters). This additional revenue will help reduce the increasing AIS prevention and management cost burden that local groups and municipalities have had to bear. The decal program also reaches a new group…boats registered in states other than New Hampshire…and provides a means to reach that group with the important AIS prevention message. For more information, or if you would consider supporting the important work NH LAKES does by joining or renewing your membership, please email or contact Kelly Buchanan, Advocacy Program Coordinator, at kbuchanan@nhlakes.org or 603 226-0299. 

VOL.XLVIII SPRING/SUMMER 2019 SLA NEWSLETTER 4 MORE FROM NH LAKES Since January 1, 2017, after taking a boat out of the water, boaters in New Hampshire have been required to do the following: In a location where the water will not flow directly into nearby water bodies and not on the ramp incline itself: 1. Clean off all hitchhiking fragments of plants, animals, and debris on the outside of vessels before leaving the launch (native as well as invasive species). 2. Drain water out of the boat motor, bilge, live wells, ballast tanks and bags, storage compartments, bait buckets, and other water equipment before leaving the launch area (non-motorized boats need to be drained too!) 3. Open/remove drain plugs and keep them open while trailering (if the vessel is equipped with drain plugs...a wrench may be needed). And, if you don’t have five days to let your boat dry before launching it again, thoroughly rinse the hull with clean water (hot, high pressure water is best), and dry it off with a towel. By always arriving at the next boat launch with your boat, trailer, and gear cleaned, drained, and dry, and with all drain plugs open, you will help keep New Hampshire a boating paradise, and you won’t get in trouble with the law! NOTE: You might consider using a bilge sock...it looks like a long fabric tube, filled with absorbent material. The sock is placed in the bilge compartment of a boat, where it soaks up gas and oil. Check it at least monthly and replace when oil or an oily sheen can be seen in the bilge (which indicates that the sock has absorbed to capacity) and dispose of used socks properly according to manufacturer instructions. One liter of oil can contaminate one million liters of water!! CD3 Waterless Cleaning Systems are installed or parked at public accesses and act as a kiosk with digital instructions. They include a wet-dry vacuum, air blower and numerous hand-tool options. They can be designed for the specific needs of a particular site and are internet connected to provide useful data and maintenance alerts. Remember, if there is a CD3 at a location where you are boating, you are required by law to use it. Click CD3 Unit for details. Lots easier than doing clean-drain-dry by hand!! “LakeSmart” is a new Lake-Friendly Living Program being kicked off this summer by NH LAKES. This is an education, evaluation, and certification program that assists property owners in understanding how to manage their property in ways that help keep lakes clean and healthy. The program is free, voluntary, and non-regulatory. We are looking for local groups and property owners to participate in our 2019 pilot program. To find out more, visit www.nhlakes.org/LakeSmart or send an email to lakesmart@nhlakes.org. 

VOL.XLVIII SPRING/SUMMER 2019 SLA NEWSLETTER 5 THE WAKEBOAT DEBATE Wakeboarding is a water sport in which the rider, standing on a wakeboard (a short board with foot bindings), is towed behind a motorboat across its wake and especially up off the crest for aerial maneuvers. Wake boats designed with ballast tanks or bags are becoming increasingly popular, as is retrofitting other power boats with ballast bags to weigh them down. They do not travel as fast as boats pulling skiers...only 15-25 MPH...and the slow speed along with the ballast tanks cause the large wake that makes wakeboarding possible. However, it is this wake and ballast that could pose a greater threat to the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS), shoreline erosion and the disturbance of lake-bottom sediment. The potential impacts from wake boats include: 1. The potential for the ballast tanks/bags on these boats to harbor aquatic invasive plant fragments or viable aquatic animal larvae, and spread these invasives from one lake or river to another waterbody. Manufacturers have reported that as much as two gallons of water will remain in each ballast tank after the discharge pump has been activated. This water could harbor microscopic live zebra and quagga mussel veligers (final larval stage). There are filters offered on the pumping systems, but they are optional and apparently not widely used. 2. The danger of the waves generated by wakeboard boats on other boaters, swimmers, shoreline structures like docks, etc. One Silver Lake boater told us he makes sure to keep the bow of his boat pointed towards the lake so that it won’t be swamped by the waves!! 3. The impact to waterfowl, particularly nesting loons. 4. Churning up lake bottom sediment in shallow waterbodies suspends phosphorus in the water column which is in turn bad for water quality and can lead to algae blooms. NH LAKES is concerned with the growing popularity of these boats and the potential impacts, primarily the potential for aquatic invasive species spread, and also the safety and quality of the overall lake experience. It is also no small matter that the popularity of this boat makes it very important economically to the business sector of New Hampshire. Therefore, before NH LAKES would advocate for changes in statutes or rules in regard to these boats, their first endeavor must be to understand and document these impacts. House Bill 137, which established a wake boat study commission, will go a long way towards helping them do just that. In the meantime, minimize the wake when nearing other boaters, stay in deeper water, make sure you have very good spotters, and just work at sharing the water. (Items in italics were added by the SLA…all other information came from NH LAKES) MEANWHILE, in Minneapolis there is a radical new approach going on to help stop the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS). Boat builders have long designed watercraft largely for style and function, but now in Minnesota, the land of 10,000 lakes, that is about to change. Controlling the spread of AIS has always been put on the shoulders of the boat owners, but soon designers will be doing their part. Tonka Bay Marina has pulled together a panel representing all parts of the marine industry to figure out how to make boats drain more easily and eliminate hidden crevices where all types of AIS can hide. Possibilities are selfdraining hulls and closed-loop cooling systems…minor changes that could bring profound benefits. A lot of credit goes to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and Minnesota Fish and Wildlife who came together to convince the industry what an impact these changes would have. The new standards should start showing up in boat designs in the 2020 models…hopefully manufacturers of all types of boats, including wake boats, all over the country will see the benefits as well and incorporate similar changes into creative new designs. Working together to stop the spread of AIS would be good for all of us. 

VOL.XLVIII SPRING/SUMMER 2019 SLA NEWSLETTER 6 LAKE HOST PROGRAM AT SILVER LAKE The Lake Host program continues for the summer of 2019. Our Lake hosts completed training and hiring paperwork on May 18 and they are: Rachel Banks, managing lake host (13.00 per hr) Jacob Hitchcock, Keene (10.00 per hr) Kiara Thompson, Keene (10.00 per hr) Joe Williams, Northfield, MA (10.00 per hr) Perry Banks, Volunteer Lake Host Sunday, 6-8 a.m. Pam Banks, Volunteer Lake Host as needed This year SLA has earned a grant of 1,000.00 for our lake host program. Thank you to Judy Putnam, our Grant Administrator, for submitting our application. At the board meeting we decided it would be a good idea to man the boat ramp for the month of June as well as July and August. We have had coverage on most Saturdays and Sundays in June with some glitches since our new employees were not expecting to start work until July 4. A new app has been developed so that documents can be uploaded to the web to track inspections more easily, but we have had a slow start with this as we do not yet have the link. We can choose to use this new system, or continue as in the past with the paper sheets that get uploaded later. We can use one system or the other, but not both, and our current hosts would like to continue with the original system. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Pam Banks at 603 827-3352 or 603 320- 1818. If you are unable to volunteer but would like to contribute, a great way to do that is by making a donation directly to our lake host program on the NH LAKES website. Click here to make a donation, but be sure to indicate Silver Lake of Chesham and Nelson as there are two listed. Due to individual donations already made this year, we were not billed for our matching share!! Thank you so much to all who gave. In 2018 our hosts inspected 628 boats. Of these, 303 were motor boats and 319 were nonmotorized boats. We also logged our first “save” as Perry Banks found plant life on a boat from Lake Potanipo in Brookline, NH, that turned out to be confirmed as variable milfoil. We have inspected over 100 boats in June 2019. This is very good for us as our grant is partially based on our number of inspections. Overall, we are finding that the boaters are aware of our program and the need to clean, drain and dry boats. Pam Banks, co-coordinator June 25, 2019 It is very important that we continue with both our Lake Host and Weed Watch Programs. WATER QUALITY Please find below a link to the 2018 VLAP (Volunteer Lake Assessment Program) report. http://www4.des.state.nh.us/OneStopPub/TrophicSurveys/silver-harrisville.pdf You will note that Silver Lake is described as an oligotrophic lake. If you are wondering what that means, it is a lake with low nutrient values which limits the lake’s ability to support animal life. These lakes have low algal production and therefore often have very clear waters with high drinking-water quality. We look forward to a successful water sampling season...feel free to contact me any time. Roger Williams, 23 Westside Rd, Harrisville...603 827-3724...rt.sj.williams@gmail.com 

VOL.XLVIII SPRING/SUMMER 2019 SLA NEWSLETTER 7 WEED WATCHING 2018 The Silver Lake Weed Watchers conducted three inspections during the summer of 2018 and found no evidence of any invasive species. We ask that all homeowners be familiar with their waterfront and let us know if you see any changes or something new you do not recognize. You are our first line of defense. You can call or text and we will have someone come right out to check on it. We are able to contact NH DES and get an answer the same day about what we find. If we do have a problem the sooner we find it the better. If anyone is interested in becoming a weed watcher please let me know as we are always looking for volunteers. There will be a local training session at the Harrisville Town Hall on Saturday, July 13, from 9:30 to 11am for those who are interested...if you cannot volunteer, you can simply learn more and watch for potential risks to the Lake along your own shoreline. The main threats to the lake are variable and Eurasian milfoil, fanwort, curly leaf pondweed, hydrilla, and water chestnut. Zebra mussels and Asian clams are also a threat. Detailed information is available here on the DES website where you can check out the 2018 Asian Clam Report, zebra mussels, and “The Frightful Fourteen”. We would also like to remind everyone to Clean, Drain, and Dry their boat before placing it in the lake. A lot of us have guests who bring their own kayaks when they visit. Please remind them to do the same. And one more thing, the policy of NH LAKES is that we should not rake or disturb the lake bottom except any area that is exposed during the draw down. At that time you could remove native weeds, but be sure to get roots and all so that they don’t float off and spread. I would like to thank Pam and Perry Banks, Todd Chamberlain, John Croteau, Sara Wilson, Beth Caldwell, Bob Gogolen, Charlotte Porter, Zach Houle, Mary Beth Mollica, Scott and Mackenzie Mason, Julia Pakradooni, Eleanor Drury, Doz Delori and Ted Braun. I appreciate all of your help protecting this beautiful lake. I hope everyone has a great summer. Call me any time. I am at the lake almost every weekend. Dennis Fallon, Chairman 163 Breed Pond Rd, Nelson…827-3570(lake) 603-465-3591(home) 603-546-5902(cell)…dennisfallon163@gmail.com Photographers in residence who will email photographs of suspicious plants and/or animals to our experts at the NH DES: John Croteau, Jr…827-3450 Dennis Fallon…827-3570 Mary Beth Mollica…827-3742 

REEL IN AND RECYCLE Just as a reminder, this unusual container wired to a tree at the Stoney Beach boat ramp is for recycling old fishing line. It is another innovation provided to us free by NH LAKES, and is a great way to protect our loons as well as other marine life and water fowl from getting entangled and hurt. We actually have a recycling center to send it to, so please, take the time to use it. 

VOL.XLVIII SPRING/SUMMER 2019 SLA NEWSLETTER 8 RECREATION AND SAFETY COMMITTEE I hope everyone is enjoying or looking forward to a fun and safe summer on Silver Lake! The volleyball net is up. Thankyou Todd Chamberlain for making this happen! There is a volley ball in the tree in its usual spot. If it is missing, cross the lake to 163 Breed Pond Rd. {red cottage} where I have a spare. At this time there are no scheduled events for this summer. On the Safety side I would like to remind everyone to be courteous and follow the rules which are included below. As residents we should set the example. We get very limited coverage from the Marine Patrol for enforcement so everyone’s cooperation is appreciated. If you are swimming away from the shore out into the main body of the lake please have a boat accompany you as the state recommends. A lone swimmer can be difficult to spot under certain conditions. Going forward Justin Putzel has agreed to come on as the new Recreation and Safety Chair. It is always great to have new leadership come on board! · 

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY SPEED LIMIT: The speed of motorboats shall be no greater than headway speed at all times except between the hours of 12:00 Noon and 6pm (NH Dept. of Safety Chapter 400:SAF-C 402.71). · HEADWAY SPEED is 6mph, or the slowest speed at which you can still maintain steering, and this applies when within 150 feet of shore, swimmers and other vessels (especially fishing boats with lines in the water) except when starting water skiers. · RIGHT OF WAY: Motorboats must grant right of way to all watercraft including canoes, kayaks, rowboats and sailboats, and to swimmers. · DIVERS: Boats must maintain a distance of 150’ from divers at all times...the diver-down flag is a red rectangle with a white diagonal stripe. · SAFE BOATER EDUCATION CERTIFICATE is required for all operators of boats powered by more than 25hp. Driver must be 16 or older and must carry the certificate on his person while operating. Under 16 may operate if accompanied by a person 18 years or older who has the Certificate. To find out how to obtain your Certificate, click on http://www.boat-ed.com/newhampshire/ · COAST GUARD APPROVED TYPE 1, 2, OR 3 LIFE JACKETS must be carried for all passengers and crew and must be worn by all children 12 and under when riding in any kind of water craft. NOTE: A paddle board is considered a water craft. · JET SKI CRAFT are prohibited from operating on Silver Lake. NH State Law RSA 270:74 · VIOLATORS OF BOATING RULES AND REGULATIONS ARE SUBJECT TO FINES. · IT WOULD BE A COURTEOUS PRACTICE to respect the privacy of homeowners and maintain a 50’ distance between you and the shore while paddling or motoring. Dennis Fallon, Chairman 

FOR NEW FISH CONSUMPTION GUIDELINES PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR FIRE WORKS FACT SHEET FROM NHDES CLICK HERE FOR INFO ON PREVENTING TICK BITES VISIT THE CDC WEBSITE HERE VOL.XLVIII SPRING/SUMMER 2019 SLA NEWSLETTER 9 RUMBLE AT STONEY BEACH (A Silver Lake Loon Story by Perry Banks, Lake Host Volunteer) I'm writing to report an interesting story from late last summer, and I wanted to write it down and share it before my memory of the details started to fade. I "work" as a volunteer lake host at the Silver Lake boat ramp in Harrisville, even though there isn't a whole lot of work involved! I'm there from 6AM to 8AM Sunday mornings. The professional lake hosts, "the college kids", the fishermen say, "like to sleep in." I check boats and trailers for weeds. I chat with fishermen about invasive plants and animals (and fishing). To those who are newcomers to the Lake I relay the reports I've heard from the regular fishermen. I tell families with little ones where the sandy spots are for the kids to play. I hold their boats while people park their cars. I wade around and kick the rocks back into the holes at the end of the concrete ramp when it starts to erode from the traffic. About the closest thing to work I do is pick up any litter along the road and change the trash bag. It was late August. It was a very slow morning. I hadn’t had any customers for a while. Even some of the regulars weren't there. The wild life was on site though. Three deer crossed the road at the end of the parking lot followed shortly after by a flock of turkeys. There were a couple dozen Canada geese on the Lake about 50 yards off the boat ramp. Geese don't hang around Silver Lake that much, and I was about to find out one of the reasons why. A half mile or so down the Lake I saw three loons swimming toward me and the geese. They were quiet. Unusual in itself when there are a few loons together. They weren't fishing. They weren't in a hurry but they were very deliberately swimming in the direction of the geese. The geese started to get restless as the loons got closer. When the loons got to within a hundred yards of the geese a handful of geese left the group and swam towards the loons. The loons stopped for a moment as the geese approached. There wasn't any honking or loon calls. Just a silent standoff. They faced off for a moment and then two of the three loons turned ninety degrees and started swimming towards the west side shore. I thought that was very odd. The loons always stick together. The remaining loon just stayed put. Facing off with the geese that had left the group. About half way to the west shore the two loons circled around and started swimming back toward the flank of the main group of geese. This caused the silence to break. The geese started honking up a storm. The handful of guard geese were completely outwitted. They wanted to go back to the group but whenever they started to retreat the remaining loon would close in. When it was clear the honking was not going to deter the loons, about half the geese turned toward shore and flew off. The rest turned and fled as soon as the first group cleared the trees at the edge of the Lake. The three loons calmly went back to fishing. Three loons, without making a noise, or coming within 10 feet, scared away two dozen geese. At first I was surprised that the vastly outnumbered, and considerably smaller, loons were able to scare away a flock of geese. I had just seen they were obviously more clever than the geese. And then I remembered when I had seen the loons fighting with each other down in the Nelson end of the Lake. It was startling how viscously they fought. They would swim under water. It is almost like flying. They go amazingly fast. They would torpedo their victim from beneath at high speed. Grabbing their leg and pulling them under in an instant. The unfortunate target would just suddenly disappear. Like a bobber when a big fish grabs the bait. Geese can give a nasty bite but I think they made the right decision to flee from the loons. Paddling with your head in the water and your butt in the air isn't going to be much defense against an attacking loon. The geese seemed to know that. I don't know why the loons scared away the geese. They don't compete for the same food. Maybe they just hate all the goose poop that inevitably appears when the geese hang around. If that is what you think of when you see geese on the Lake, thank the Loons for keeping Silver Lake an unhospitable spot for Canada geese. (One more reason why we all need to keep our distance and be respectful of the loons) 

VOL.XLVIII SPRING/SUMMER 2019 SLA NEWSLETTER 10 SILVER LAKE WATERSHED BEST PRACTICES 1. Pump your septic every 1 – 3 years. Check your leach field for soft, wet areas and replace faulty systems. To safeguard your system, do not let grease go down the drain, do not use additives because the natural bacteria is enough, and do not allow tree roots to grow into your leach field. Also try to avoid parking on top of your leach field. 2. Do not allow gray water to drain onto the ground close enough to leach into the Lake. If this is happening on your property, you need to make some changes. 3. Instead of a disposal, compost your garbage in an area away from the Lake. 4. Report any sudden increase in aquatic algae or plant growth to the proper officials. 5. Conserve water whenever possible. 6. Do not flush toxic or bulky materials down the drain, including prescription drugs. 7. Do not run laundry or dish washing cycles unless you have a full load…better yet, take your clothes to “Suds to You” at 170 Main St., Marlborough…it’s as simple as buying a debit card. 8. An energy-efficient dishwasher uses about 4 gals of water and 1 kWh of energy per load as compared to 27 gals and 2.5 kWh when washing 12 place settings by hand!! 9. Do not use soap or detergents containing phosphates. 10. Do not wash boats, pets, or cars near the Lake where soap can run into the water. 11. Keep land clearing to a minimum. 12. Roads and paths leading to the Lake should be curved to reduce erosion. If you have problem areas of erosion or washout, install a water bar, or small trench, across the path to divert the water away from the lake. 13. Maintain a buffer zone of natural vegetation along the shore and reduce lawn area by planting shrubs and/or trees to minimize erosion…avoid altering the shoreline. 14. Do not use fertilizer, burn brush, or dump leaf or grass clippings in or near the Lake. 15. Do not urinate or defecate in the Lake and do not allow pets to do so either. 16. Do not feed ducks or other aquatic wildlife. 17. Follow appropriate sand dumping/beach construction regulations. 18. Remove hitch-hiking plants from boats and trailers. 19. If you don’t have a motor boat, please consider going online to take the free boater education course anyway. Even if you don’t take the exam to obtain the safe boater certificate, the information can be very useful. 20. Do not use powerful outboard motors in shallow areas. 21. Use a low pollution marine engine to reduce the amount of gas released into the water, and avoid spilling gasoline in your boat to keep toxic gas components out of the Lake. 22. Eliminate unnecessary idling and limit engine operation at full throttle. 23. Prepare engines properly for winter storage and follow engine manufacturer’s recommended maintenance schedule. Visit the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services website to review the “New Hampshire Homeowner’s Guide to Stormwater Management”. 

VOL.XLVIII SPRING/SUMMER 2019 SLA NEWSLETTER 11 CAN YOU TELL ME WHAT YOUR HOURS ARE? Harrisville Public Library…7 Canal Street...Susan Weaver, Director...827-2918 Monday-Thursday, 3-7pm...Wednesday and Saturday 10am-1pm...sweaver@harrisville.lib.nh.us July 17, 24, 31 & Aug. 7...11am...Summer Reading Program Harrisville Selectmen’s Office…705 Chesham Road...827-3431/Fax 827-2917 Chairman Jay Jacobs, Kathleen Scott and Andrea Hodson...selectmen@harrisvillenh.org Angela Hendrickson, Administrative Assistant...OFFICE CLOSED JULY 4 Monday-Thursday 9am-3pm...Friday 9am-Noon...Selectmen’s Meeting Thursday 7-9pm (no walk-in business conducted the last Thursday of the month) Harrisville Town Clerk…Cathy Lovas…827-5546...Tuesday 2-7pm…Thursday 8am-1pm Harrisville Tax Collector...Rennie Timm...827-5546, Ext.24...Tuesday 1:30-3:30(open until 6:30pm now thru July 16)Thurs. 11am-1pm or by appt. (closed 7/2 and 7/4)...Drop Box avail. Harrisville Police Department...Chief Buddy Driscoll...827-2903 Harrisville Fire Department...Chief Wayne Derosia...827-3412 Harrisville Recycling Center…827-2920...Phyllis Tarr, Manager...Fri. 10am-5pm…Sat. 8am-5pm Olivia Rodham Memorial Library...One Nelson Common Road, Nelson...Kris Finnegan, Librarian 847-3214...Monday and Saturday 10am-1pm...Tues.& Wed 3-7pm...Thurs.1-5pm kofinnegan@harrisville.lib.nh.us. July 10,17,24,31...4pm...Summer Reading Program Nelson Selectmen’s Office…7 Nelson Common Road...847-0047...Maury Collins, David Upton (Chair) and Gary Robinson...Edie Drinkwater, Administrative Assistant at execadmin@nelsonnh.us...All offices open Tuesday & Thursday 9am-Noon and Tuesday 4-7pm...Call or email Edie for an appointment. Selectmen meet every other Wed.3pm...please call in advance to place an item on the agenda Nelson Town Clerk/Tax Collector…Julia Lennon…847-9043...townclerk@nelsonnh.us Nelson Fire Department...Chief Jason Walter...847-9045 Burn Permits are now available online through the Division of Forests and Lands at nhdfl.org Nelson Police Department...7 Nelson Common Road...Chief Richard Pratt...355-2000 Audrey’s Café...13 Main Street, Dublin...Sunday 8am-3pm Tuesday-Saturday 7am-3pm...Breakfast served all day...lunch begins at 11am. The Harrisville General Store…29 Church Street...827-3138...Laura Carden, Manager and M’Lue Zahner, Baker...Mon.-Sat. 8am-6pm...Sun.8am-4pm...Grill closes at 1pm daily. Owned and operated by Historic Harrisville...Handmade meals, local foods and free Wi-Fi Harrisville Designs...827-3996...4 Mill Alley...Tues.-Sat.9am-5pm...Spinning 100% wool yarn...find educational toys, knitting, weaving supplies, classes, workshops...www.harrisville.com Brown House Bakery...613 Chesham Rd., Harrisville...827-3100...Thursday-Sunday 7am-2pm. Cheryl Moschan will sell baked goods, breakfast items, lunch specials, soups, sandwiches and homemade bread. Follow them on facebook for the daily specials. Some light catering also. Grand Monadnock Maple Farm...149 Breed Rd. Maple syrup, maple candy, maple cream, wedding favors, custom packaged syrup...email info@monadnockmaple.com for an appointment. Community Church of Harrisville & Chesham…827-3733...13 Canal Street...10am Sunday ...Pastor Traceymay Kalvaitis Chapel by the Lake Methodist Church...529 Granite Lake Rd., Munsonville Sundays 11am...chapelbythelakeumc@gmail.com...847-9999 Nelson Congregational Church…Sundays 9:30am...Pastor Dawn Garrett-Larsen...847-3280 

BURN PERMITS REQUIRED A seasonal fire permit is issued annually and is required if you plan to have a small controlled fire on your property such as a camp or cooking fire 2 to 4 feet in diameter. It must be contained within a ring of fire-resistive material or in a portable fireplace. Any person violating the permit law and who recklessly kindles a fire that causes damage to property or woodlands could incur fines of up to $2000, one year in jail, and become liable for those damages as well as the cost of battling the fire. Please contact one of the following for more information and to obtain this free permit: Wayne Derosia, Fire Chief...827-3412/-3076 or David O’Neil...827-3497/358-0541(cell) When the weather is very dry, “no-burning” notices will be posted at the fire house 

VOL.XLVIII SPRING/SUMMER 2019 SLA NEWSLETTER 12 CALENDAR OF EVENTS Every Monday Night...8-10:30pm...Nelson Contra Dances…Nelson Town Hall...$3.00 Beginners are welcome...FREE COOKIES May 1– October 31...Cathedral of the Pines, Rindge...call 603 899-3300 or on line at www.cathedralofthepines.org for program details. June 19-September 15...Peterborough Players...603 924-7585 or peterboroughplayers.org July 5-Aug. 17…Andy’s Summer Playhouse, Wilton…603 654-2613 or andyssummerplayhouse.org June 18-Aug. 20...7:30pm Tuesdays...Summer Concert Series at Apple Hill Ctr. for Chamber Music, 410 Apple Hill Rd., Nelson...outside seating is free...847-3371 or www.applehill.org. June 21-October 20...Monadnock Music Summer Concert Series...603 852-4345 or www.monadnockmusic.org July 4...10am-12:30pm...Barbecue chicken take out...Chapel by the Lake, 529 Granite Lake Road, Munsonville...Call 603 847-9581 to order July 5-August 2...10am-5pm each day...Jaffrey Civic Center, First Floor Display Case Gallery...our own Susan Allen of 35 Eastside Rd. will be showing her Monadnock Oils and Water Colors. An opening reception will be held on July 6 from 5-7pm in the same location. July 5...Harrisville Old Home Days...5-7pm Library Book Sale...6-7:30pm Ice Cream Social 6:45-8pm Nelson Town Band Concert July 5...8pm...Amos Fortune Forum...Jaffrey Center Meeting House...Sam Hackler with “Growing Up in East Jaffrey in the 1950’s”...details at amosfortune.com July 6...Harrisville Old Home Days...10am-3pm...Canal and Island Streets...Craft fair, kids games, 12:45pm Children’s Bike Parade, live music, good food and more July 6...8-11pm (beginners 7:30)...First Saturday Contra Dance...Peterborough Town House, One Grove St…$10 adults/$7 students & seniors...Todd Whittemore & the Sugar River Band July 7...Harrisville Old Home Days...Town Beach...7pm Music by the Thirsty Brothers Burgers and dogs sold by the Fire Department...9:15 Fireworks July 7...August 4...September 1...3-5pm...First Sunday Monadnock Pub Sing...Main Crust Pizza, Marlborough. Just bring your best shanties, tunes, etc., but no instruments!! July 11...6:45pm...Summer Forum...Nelson Town Hall...Marshall Davenson, Keene High science teacher with “Nelson Rocks”, an overview of Nelson’s geologic history. July 12...6:30-8pm...Game Night...Community Church Hall...Bring games or use ones already there...Meet friends or make new ones...Jigsaw puzzle...Snacks...Open to all ages. July 12...8pm Amos Fortune Forum...Jaffrey Center Meeting House...Robert Goodby with “The First To See Monadnock”...details at amosfortune.com July 13...8-11am...Community Breakfast...Chapel by the Lake, 529 Granite Lake Road Munsonville July 13...9am-3pm...Artisan Craft Fair...Nelson Congregational Church...Rain or Shine July 13...9:30-11am...Harrisville Town Hall...Amy Smagula of the NH Department of Environmental Services will teach us how to recognize aquatic invasive species or AIS. July 14...7 pm...Lissa Schneckenburger and Corey DiMario in concert. VT based fiddler and folk singer...Nelson Town Hall…$15…$12 seniors, students...$10 if you pedal, walk or run!! July 15 & 16...1pm & 6pm each day...Circus Smirkus...Cheshire Fair Grounds...247 Monadnock Highway, Swanzey...Presented by Monadnock Waldorf School...Vermont’s award winning traveling youth circus...Theme “Great American Carnival”…$16-22/Under 2 Free July 15-19...Harrisville Summer Swim Program for all ages...For information and to register contact Kyle Anderson at kylebud12@me.com or 603 831-9989...FREE to residents July 17...August 21...September 18...6pm Pot Luck and movie...Nelson Library July 18...6:45pm...Summer Forum...Nelson Town Hall...Steve Roberge with “Tick Talks” July 18...7pm...Village Concert...Aldworth Manor...Music set to the poetry of Walt Whitman & NH’s own Donald Hall. Bar Service available. For details go to www.thealdworthmanor.com July 6...9am...Silver Lake Association Annual Meeting...Wells Memorial School, Harrisville Featured Speaker Krystal Costa of the New Hampshire Lakes Association 

VOL.XLVIII SPRING/SUMMER 2019 SLA NEWSLETTER 13 July 19...8pm...Amos Fortune Forum...Jaffrey Center Meeting House...Anne Peirce with “How Florence Nightingale Saved the British Army”...details at amosfortune.com July 20...Nelson Trail Paddle...Contact Dave Birchenough at 603 827-3552 for details. July 20...11am...Harrisville Library...Family Concert with Kim Wallach July 20...5-6:30pm...Community Supper...Brick Church, Harrisville…$9 adults, children under 12 free...Enjoy a delicious homemade meal and delightful desserts!! (Every 3rd Sat.) July 22-26...Harrisville Summer Swim Program for all ages...For information and to register contact Kyle Anderson at kylebud12@me.com or 603 831-9989...FREE to residents July 25...6:45pm...Summer Forum...Nelson Town Hall...Rick Church, Nelson historian and Antioch’s Steven Lamonde use 21st-century tech. to reveal 18th-century Nelson history. July 26...8pm...Amos Fortune Forum...Jaffrey Ctr. Meeting House...Jamie Trowbridge with “The Survival of a Small Media Company-With a Little Yankee Ingenuity”...amosfortune.com July 27...1-3pm...Harrisville Firemen’s Annual Chicken Barbecue and Family Fun Day Sportsman Field off Brown Road...kids games, ice cream sundaes, raffle...tickets available from firefighters, at Old Home Day and the Selectmen’s office...call Wayne at 603 827-3412 July 27...August 3 & 24...6pm...Farm to Table Dinner...Mayfair Farm, 31 Clymers Drive, Harrisville...Festive meal served under “the rafters” featuring hand-crafted food from local farms. 7/27 & 8/24 are sold out, but call, email, or purchase on line at no up-front cost to be added to the wait list...603 827-3925 info@mayfairfarmnh.com...www.mayfairfarmnh.com July 31...7-9pm...Community Church Hall...Open mike coffee house...Read a poem...Sing a Song...Play an instrument...Tell a story...Contact CommunityChurchNH@gmail.com or call 827-3733 to reserve time to perform August 1-4…Cheshire Fair...247 Monadnock Hwy, Swanzey...603 357-4740 August 1...6:45pm...Summer Forum...Nelson Town Hall...Dr. Steve Hathcock, palliative medicine specialist with “Who Needs Hospice?” August 1...Drawing for Lobster & Clambake Dinner Raffle to benefit Harrisville Children’s Center...Call 603 827-3905 or download an order form at www.harrisvillechildrenscenter.org August 2...8pm...Amos Fortune Forum...Jaffrey Center Meeting House...Paul Jenkins with “Why The Beatles Mattered and Still Matter”...details at amosfortune.com August 3...8-11pm (beginners 7:30)...First Saturday Contra Dance...Peterborough Town House, One Grove Street…$10 adults/$7 students and seniors. August 9..6:30-8pm...Game Night...Community Church Hall...Bring games or use ones already there...Meet friends or make new ones...Jigsaw puzzle...Snacks...Open to all ages. August 9...8pm...Amos Fortune Forum...Jaffrey Center Meeting House...Grace Aldrich with “Exploring Stories of Race, Belonging, and Trauma”...details at amosfortune.com August 11...12:15pm...MacDowell Colony Medal Day...100 High Street, Peterborough. Honoring Charles Gaines, a leading figure in the conceptual art movement for 40 years. 1:15pm picnic...2-5pm open studio tours...rain or shine Bring your own or reserve a basket lunch...603 924-3886 or www.macdowellcolony.org August 14...6:30 pm...Nelson Town Hall…Family Concert with Kim Wallach sponsored by the Olivia Rodham Memorial Library. August 16...8pm...Amos Fortune Forum...Jaffrey Center Meeting House...Ernest Thompson with “What’s Your Story?”...details at amosfortune.com August 17...9am...Nelson Old Home Days...Nelson Town Band Concert at Noon on the lawn of the Nelson Congregational Church. August 17...5-6:30pm...Community Supper...Brick Church, Harrisville…$9 adults, children under 12 free...Enjoy a delicious homemade meal and delightful desserts!! (Every 3rd Sat.) Aug. 18...3pm...Harrisville Village Concert & Picnic...Monadnock Music String Quartet...Free September 1...3pm...Nelson Town Band Concert and Ice Cream Social. September 7...8-11pm (beginners 7:30)...First Saturday Contra Dance...Peterborough Town House, One Grove Street…$10 adults/$7 students and seniors. August 17...10am...Silver Lake Land Trust Annual Meeting...Brantwood Camp Members and non-members alike are welcome...Topic: History of the Land Trust 

VOL.XLVIII SPRING/SUMMER 2019 SLA NEWSLETTER 14 ARRIVALS, DEPARTURES AND NEW BEGINNINGS March 8, 2018...Joseph Paul and Hannah Aldith Powell joined their older brother “Fiver” (5th generation William Powell). Parents Bill and Morgan Nearpass Powell. Grandparents Paul and Barbara Allen Nearpass of 47 Eastside Road. As you can see we are a little tardy with this announcement, but better late than never to greet new little Silver Lakers. May 3, 2018...Another addition to the Allen clan, Tanner Robert was born to Tim and Meredith Nearpass Boerschlein. Again, grandparents are Paul and Barbara Allen Nearpass of 47 Eastside Road. So glad to be catching up with all these new Silver Lake arrivals!! July 24, 2018...And you guessed it...another Allen!! Sigfrid “Sigi” Sylan is the son of Dorothy Emeline Tillinghast Allen and Erik Perkins Lougee. Grandparents are Peter and Susan Allen of 35 Eastside Road. Welcome one and all! December 20, 2018...August is the first child of Jacques Delori and Kristy Graf, but the 8th grandchild for Francois and Doz Putnam Delori. August and his parents are planning on spending the month of July at the family cottage at 185 Derby Hill Road and hope to see lots of Silver Lake friends and family. Welcome August...we can’t wait to meet you!! March 11, 2019...James Hastings, Jr., passed away after a brief illness. As you can see by the look on his face, he was very happy to walk his daughter down the aisle. Jim’s sister, Leslie Hastings Downing said he spent over 60 years on and around Silver Lake and she calls it “our always home.” He will be remembered for his kindness and compassion. The Hastings family once lived at 9 Eastside Road. March 17, 2019...Lulu Grodzins passed away. She and her husband Lee owned the cottage at 285 Breed Road which they shared with life-long friends, the Shapiro family. She loved animals and birds, and her home, always open to guests, was full of laughter, music and delicious food. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her. March 17, 2019...Michael Harwood left us unexpectedly due to complications from influenza. His sister, Crista Harwood Cheap, sent this picture and said it was “a bucket list item to visit (Silver Lake) in the winter.” So happy he was able to do that. Crista and Michael’s mother is the late Nancy Bacon of 75 Cricket Hill Road, and a celebration of Michael’s life will be held there, at Hillcrest, on Saturday, August 24, and is open to Silver Lake families. Too young...too soon. VOL.XLVIII SPRING/SUMMER 2019 SLA NEWSLETTER 15 April 14, 2019...James Bolle, best known locally as the founder of Monadnock Music, passed away. He and his wife Jocelyn shared a cottage at 87 Eastside Road. She has heard from many musicians regarding the profound affect he had on their careers. He will be honored at a memorial concert, Peterborough Townhouse, 7:30pm, Sunday, October 20. “He brought the most amazing music and the most amazing people to this area.” April 21, 2019...Kinsley Miller was born to Sarah Ansaldo and Jared Miller and you can see that she has already had her first boat ride on Silver Lake!! Her Grandmother is Gail Ansaldo and Great Grandparents are Beverly and the late Dick Ansaldo, all of 167 Breed Pond Road on the Nelson end of the Lake. Welcome to Silver Lake little one and may you have many more wonderful rides around this beautiful lake. April 22, 2019...Bruce James Parliman passed away...he leaves his three siblings, Deb and Peter Parliman and Sarah Parliman Wilson, all of 155 Eastside Road. Bruce had been coming to Silver Lake for at least 60 years, maybe more, and it is fitting that the family will hold a private celebration of his life at their cottage this summer. We are all thinking of you. May 11, 2019...William James joined his big sister, Lila, and gave Julia Rowse one more Great Grandchild to dote on. Parents are Michael and Connie Rowse Burns, Grandparents are Sue and Rich Rowse, and all enjoy Silver Lake at 40 Westside Road, although once in a while they manage to sneak over to the east side for a quick visit with Great Great Aunt Edie!! May 19, 2019...Josephine joined her big sister, Pippa, who is 3. Both have already been in the water and out in the boat!! Their parents are Bryan and Bryanne Kingsbury, and Grandparents are Bob and Hillary Colony Kingsbury of 211 Breed Road. Welcome to all of our beautiful Silver Lake babies...may they all learn to love this wonderful place and enjoy it as much as we do. June 5, 2019...Susan Allen of 35 Eastside Road is shown here at the end of her “trek of a lifetime.” For 19 years she wanted to make this trip, and now it is done!! The Camino, or Way of St. James, is a 540-mile spiritual pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela and Finisterra on the Atlantic coast of Spain. She climbed the Pyrenees following the path of the Romans and Napoleon...Can you imagine?!! You will have to stop in to see her and hear all about it. We congratulate you, Susan, on this most amazing feat. 

VOL.XLVIII SPRING/SUMMER 2019 SLA NEWSLETTER 16 May 7, 2019...Still can’t believe that we lost Dave Quimby. It will never be the same around here without him. Wonderful that we have the beautiful homes and stone works that he made to see in our travels around the lake and remember the kind, patient, irreverent, funny and creative person that we all knew and loved. We miss you David. Just before Bruce Ellis passed away last year he sent me several of his “Silver Lake Stories”, and the plan has been to use them in future newsletters. It seemed the appropriate time to use this one...hope you enjoy it. THE ELLIS QUIMBY ADVENTURE I don’t recall whether the “make a small Quimby beach” request/directive came from Mrs. Q or if David’s sister Carrie just wanted a day off from seeing David and her neighbor Bruce, but David and I started the day in search of sand using the 5 hp motor on the Quimby family boat and empty 5 gallon buckets. First we travelled to Camp Brantwood, but a 5 hp motor filled with buckets of sand only goes so fast so our next trip was to the sandy beach behind Sucker Brook. We loaded up, but the waves weren’t in our favor splashing into the boat. At first it was funny but then as we were filling up we decided to turn around and head back to Sucker Brook and then the beach figuring that the worst that could happen was that the water would fill the boat to the brim and we would then be even with the level of the lake. About 40 feet from Sucker Brook, and half way between Blueberry Point/Shepherds Point and the small sandy beach, our boat turned into a submarine and went straight to the bottom. Fortunately we were in just 20 to 25 feet of water and I was used to breath diving at that depth on a semi-daily basis. I first dove down and got the gas tank which David then swam to shore. Next dives emptied the buckets of sand and the boat still didn’t float. The motor was next and I dragged it along the lake floor say 5 to 8 feet at a time until we could get it up on land. David grabbed the floating paddles and other accessories before getting the now floating boat. We got the boat to a rock and managed to tip it over expelling all the water and tossed our now empty buckets, gas tank, motor, etc. into the boat and paddled across the lake to David’s. We were met by Mrs. Q and we tried to reassemble things to test the motor. It was water logged and would need professional attention. She said “well you guys get to tell Earl what happened, good luck”! We did and there was no yelling when I was there and David didn’t have any bruises the next day either. We all wondered why the seat Styrofoam hadn’t kept the boat afloat longer. The motor was back in a week and we were asked if we learned a lesson (with our fingers crossed behind our backs we admitted that we had and “would never get into any trouble again”)! I bet that I’m one of the few who have swum the length of Silver Lake; swam across Silver Lake and has walked the shore line (the shore line had to be in view for David Quimby and I to count it as not cheating)! (Bruce was six years older than David, but that didn’t seem to matter...it sounds as if they had a lot of fun growing up next door to each other on the best lake anywhere!)