Free Ice Fishing Weekend: President’s Day weekend (February 13-14, 2016) will be a free ice fishing weekend to encourage more New Yorkers to try Ice fishing while many are on winter recess. Assuming sufficient ice to support access this year, residents and visitors age 16 and older will be able to fish the fresh or marine waters of New York State without a license, providing a great opportunity for people to learn about this popular sport.
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/7733.html

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Wishing you all a happy, healthy and prosperous new year. 

From your friends at the KLC.

The KLC is proud of its accomplishments over the past year thanks to the Board and many member volunteers. 2016 looks to be another year of challenges and hopefully successes as the KLC makes an effort to meet the goal of being good stewards of Kinderhook Lake.

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Now that the lake level is down and the leaves are off the trees, here is a quick reminder to shoreline property owners and residents. Please do NOT rake your leaves into the lake or burn them in the lake bed. Doing so creates a huge source of nutrients to feed nuisance and invasive weed growth. Additionally, if you’re in an area where the drawdown leaves the lake bed exposed in front of your property, raking and removing the leaves from the lake bed would be helpful. These is a very simple, no-cost, preventative measures to help reduce the spread of nuisance and invasive weeds in our beautiful lake. Thanks for your support.

The Fall 2015 KLC News is now available online HERE or on the NEWSLETTERS page.

See articles about a Georgia lake that disappeared overnight, the KLCs annual chicken BBQ, discussions at the Annual Members Meeting, July 4th events, Aquatic Plant-Life, June’s water chestnut harvest, the KLC’s new database, BBQ volunteers and sponsors, and more.

Just a reminder that around October 15th the KLC will open the sluice gate at the dam and drop the level of the lake about 5-feet. The purpose of this drawdown is to protect shoreline areas and docks from damage during snow and ice thaw over the winter. In addition, the drawdown permits time for shore-line maintenance and inhibits shore-line weed growth.

******* WARNING *******
Copper Sulfate will be applied to Kinderhook Lake
Monday morning, August 31st

See the FAQ page for information and warnings
about Copper Sulfate treatment for algae control

Note: In case of rain on August 31st, this application will be cancelled

******* WARNING *******
Copper Sulfate will be applied to Kinderhook Lake
Monday morning, August 17th

See the FAQ page for information and warnings
about Copper Sulfate treatment for algae control

The annual membership meeting required by the KLC bylaws will take place on Saturday, August 22nd, 10:00am at the KLIA Community Hall on Electric Park Road. All KLC members are asked to attend. The agenda includes approval of 2014 meeting minutes, treasurer’s report, election of directors for class of 2018, unfinished business, new business, questions and comments. The meeting usually lasts no longer than 90 minutes. If you cannot attend, please complete and return the proxy form that was mailed to all members; this will assure that there is a quorum for the meeting.

As requested at last year’s annual meeting, we are publishing the Draft Minutes of the 2014 Annual Meeting of Members for review prior to the upcoming meeting on August 22nd.

******* WARNING *******
Copper Sulfate will be applied to Kinderhook Lake
Monday morning, August 3rd

See the FAQ page for information and warnings
about Copper Sulfate treatment for algae control

On July 17, 2015DEC AIS press release photo July 2015, DEC issued a Press Release reporting that their action plan to combat aquatic invasive species (AIS) and protect New York’s natural resources and economy will be implemented across New York State. Here is the link to the AIS Management Plan.

We need to be vigilant about protecting our lake. Please make sure that you, your neighbors and friends follow all guidelines in the New York Boaters Guide to Cleaning, Drying and Disinfecting Boating Equipment before entering and after exiting the lake.