It’s always sad to see the lake draining to winter levels, but remember how much fun you had on the lake this past summer and that next summer will be here before you know it. Fall is usually a beautiful time of year and is also time for a few important reminders:

  1. Remember to complete any shoreline projects this Fall, as the water can rise quickly in the Spring depending on snowmelt and rain. Plus, our DEC Drawdown Permit requires that we raise the lake back to summer levels as soon as the ice is off the lake in the Spring.
  2. Please do not rake leaves into the lake bed, as rotting leaves will become nutrients for future weed and algae growth. Also, if you can, please rake fallen leaves out of the lake bed.
  3. Please do not throw brush or branches into the lake, as they end up at the dam clogging the sluice gate debris rack and inhibiting control of the water level.

******* WARNING *******
Copper Sulfate will be applied to Kinderhook Lake
Monday morning, August 28th

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

******* WARNING *******
Copper Sulfate will be applied to Kinderhook Lake
Monday morning, August 7th

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

******* WARNING *******
Copper Sulfate will be applied to Kinderhook Lake
Thursday morning, July 20th

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

The weather was perfect this year for the long July 4th weekend. The lake was crowded with boaters enjoying time with family and friends. Here are the results of the July 4th events.

About 30 kayakers participated in the Kayak Rally to collect tickets from around the lake. Nicole Farmer won $50 in KLC merchandise, Jen Dubray won $30 in KLC merchandise, and Megan & Justin Carhart won $15 in KLC merchandise.

 

The Boat Parade was huge – more than a dozen decorated boats participated. Pat Tanner and Family won $50 in KL merchandise for the Most Patriotic Boat. The Kirk and Vennard families won $50 in KL merchandise for the Most Original Boat. Scott Langer and Family/Friends won 4 tickets to Family Day at Wicked Good Foods for the Funniest Boat.

 

 

The Annual Ring of Fire took place after dark, even on One Tree Island.

******* WARNING *******
Copper Sulfate will be applied to Kinderhook Lake
Thursday morning, July 6th

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

Kayak Rally: 8:00 – 11:30, rain or shine. Paddle around the lake with any non-motorized vessel and collect as many tickets as you can from orange flagged locations. Print your name and phone # on each ticket and bring your tickets to the Rt 28 launch by noon. Tickets will be drawn for prizes. Don’t forget a pencil/pen and a plastic bag for your tickets.

Boat Parade: Starts 1:30 from One Tree Island. Decorate your vessel to tour the lake, entertain your neighbors, make some noise and have a ton of fun. Be recognized for best decorations and most patriotic boat.

Ring of Fire: 9:00pm. Light your flares at 9:00pm along the shoreline for the annual Ring of Fire. Flares will be available at the Rt. 28 launch from 11am to 1pm on July 4th, or call Ken Bosen (see DIRECTORS page for contact info) to arrange for flares at other times.

Keep your fingers crossed for great weather. Please be safe, and let’s have another spectacular Fourth of July on Kinderhook Lake.

A record 22 volunteers showed up at the north end of the lake on the morning of June 10th to help hand-pull water chestnuts. Due to previous year’s hand-pulling events as well as the use of our cutter boat, we had far fewer water chestnuts to deal with this year, and 22 volunteers made a huge dent in the remaining weeds. We are making a difference.

Thanks to the following volunteers who made this event so successful:

John Bruford Lisa Benfield Jen Clark
Terry and Bill Cleary Dawn and Mike Franceour Leah Gorman (Capital/Mohawk PRISM)
Jim Hodgkins Ron Jensis Bernie Kelleher
Robin and Dan Langer Linda Leader George Longworth
Diane and Doug Petersen Lisa and Steve Puvogel Bridget Roos
Dan Riozzi Rick Theriault

Additional thanks to:

  • Lisa and Steve Puvogel for allowing access to the lake across their property for our dump trailer; the dump trailer was used to transport the pulled weeds for disposal.
  • Dawn and Mike Franceour for the use of their boat to provide refreshments.
  • Steve Sigler for the use of his boat to transport the weeds to the dump trailer.

 

Check it out! Thanks to board member Ken Bosen, we have a brand new Invasive Species Disposal Station next to the access gate at the Rt. 28 launch site. Please make good use of it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s here …. and just in case you’ve been living under a rock and haven’t heard by now ….

Please come to the KLIA Community Hall on Saturday, June 17, 9:30 am to noon to see what your generous support has brought to Kinderhook Lake. Find out how and why the Eco-Harvester was selected and how it will be used to battle our invasive weed problems. Take a close-up look and learn how it works. The Eurasian Milfoil is already shaking in its stalks! Refreshments will be served.