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.

Many people have asked, so the KLC has gone live with a Facebook page. Please check it out, like us, follow us, and ask your friends to do the same. We hope to use this page as a means of keeping members and other interested people better informed about what the KLC is doing as stewards of the dam and lake and as a means to publish other information related to the lake and lake community.

Feel free to post news, questions, comments, photos, etc. to the page. Looking forward to seeing you there.

14. July 2015 · Write a comment · Categories: BBQ
KLC Chicken BBQ and Fund Raiser
Saturday, August 1, 5:00 – 7:30 PM
Kinderhook Elks Lodge on Rt. 9H
(under the pavilion, rain or shine)
Enjoy a chicken BBQ with the KL family and friends
Each meal includes 1/2 chicken, baked potato, corn on the cob, cole slaw and beverage
Drinks, music, and many raffle and door prizes
Chinese auction with many great prizes
Tickets are $13 each or 2 for $25
Tickets can be purchased online here in the sidebar to the right
or by contacting any Board Member
Proceeds to be used for dam repairs, water quality, fish stocking and general lake maintenance

During the morning and early afternoon, July 4th turned out to be somewhat of a bust – at least weather-wise. But that didn’t stop a decent contingency of 26 brave souls from turning out for the Kayak Rally. Congratulations to the winners: David O’Neil ($100), Jessica Smith ($50), Corrin Farmer ($25) and Angelika Nelson ($25). Thanks to the 40 lakefront property owners who put out orange flags and ran out between raindrops to give out tickets.

Although the boat parade was officially cancelled, five decorated boats ignored the rain and paraded around the lake on their own announcing their arrival with great fanfare. By mid-afternoon the rain had stopped and boaters wasted no time getting out on the lake to enjoy a rain-less afternoon.

Sadly the Ring of Fire was not as vibrant as usual, perhaps due to the weather. However, there was no shortage of spectacular fireworks displays around the lake lasting well into the night. Hoping everyone made the best of the Fourth of July and the rest of the holiday weekend.

Kayak Rally: Start anywhere on the lake at 8:00am using any non-motorized watercraft and race to collect tickets from various flagged locations around the lake. Bring your tickets to the Rt. 28 boat launch by 11:30am. All tickets will then be entered into a drawing for some great prizes. We are still looking for shoreline volunteers to fly a flag and distribute tickets to rally participants. If you are willing to help, please call Russ Camadine at 518-857-6853. In case of inclement weather and the event is postponed, red flags will be flown at One Tree Island and the Rt. 28 and Rose St. launches on the morning of July 4th. Rain date for this event will be July 5th.

Boat Parade: Decorate your boats and meet at One Tree Island at 1:30pm. The last few years have seen very few entries, so we hope this year will be better attended.

Ring of Fire: Light your flares along the shoreline at 9:00pm.

Merchandise: KLC and One Tree island logo merchandise, as well as flares for the Ring of Fire, will be available July 4th at the Rt. 28 Boat Launch between the hours of 11:00am and 1:00pm, and afterwards at the Rose St. launch.