12th Annual Dam Dam Paddle Challenge
The Doug Benson Kerr Dam to Gaston Dam Challenge is Saturday, October 24. If out on the water this Saturday, please be mindful you may find kayakers or paddle boards where you wouldn’t normally see them. Please be watch your wake and keep an eye out for them. If you have extra water, I’m sure that would be appreciated.
The 32 mile endurance challenge begins at the Kerr Dam at 8:00 AM. There is a 9 mile endurance challenge beginning at 1:00 PMfrom AF Wake to the Gaston Dam.
If you would like to participate, call 919.802.4430. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.
Although not a water safety issue, it is about our lake. We need volunteers to do the survey EAST of the EF bridge
Volunteers are needed to float the LKG shoreline and conduct our annual Aquatic Vegetation Survey!
Information gathered by volunteers about what types of vegetation is growing and where they are located along Lake Gaston’s shoreline is vital in determining how best to manage the vegetationto keep our lake clean and healthy.
Jessica Bauman, Extension Associate for Lake Gaston with NC State University’s Aquatic Plant Management Program, is working closely with the LGA Lake Environment Committee to coordinate the survey, which takes place September 1 through October 31. This year, due to COVID-19, video training is being offered. If you would like, we can team you up with some more experienced folks.
Here is a link to a Google Drive folder that contains an mp4 of the training. Feel free to download it to any device!
Training Video 2020 mp4 format https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1tVgTgi2aPMmg9Ly2qaw0ErYqtDsEvdnl?usp=sharing
If you are interested in joining the volunteer effort during the fall vegetation survey, please complete:
Volunteer Sign Up Form https://forms.gle/9g76eDU1SUnxkxZz7
Thanks for your help keeping LKG healthy!i
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We recently had our board meeting to discuss plans for the rest of the year and what to do about the election of officers. We’ve decided two things.
First, it's just not worth the risk due to COVID-19 to meet as a group for the last two monthly membership meetings (September elections and October Pig Pickin). It’s regrettable but so be it.
As to elections, your entire board (including me) is willing to serve another year essentially repeating 2020. If there are no objections from the membership, this is what we will do. Our new terms begin November 1, 2020 through October 31, 2021. Please contact a board member if you have another suggestion.
We sincerely hope we can resume face to face membership meetings the last Wednesday in March, 2021. In the interim we will continue to post water safety information on the web site and Facebook.
After our October 8th board meeting teleconference, I will send out a year end summary sometime in November along with thoughts for next year and the treasurer report. I can assure you the organization is on firm financial ground.
What a year!
North Carolina is still in Phase 2. We are sounding like a broken record but the Board decided to cancel this meeting. It just isn’t worth it taking a chance to put a member's health in jeopardy for a meeting. We have no significant issues before us other than Election of Officers. As you know with the Littleton Festival cancellation, the Safety Trailer will remain parked for the rest of the summer. I’m hopeful we can at least meet once to have the election. We need a new President to replace Brian so if you are interested please let a board member know.
In case you didn’t hear, the Board agreed to cancel our June monthly meeting due to Covid-19. Assuming we can get out of Phase II and infection rates decline, we are hopeful that the last Wednesday in August might just work. If you see a board member in town, let us know if you would be interested in having dinner at Kennon House.
i took the photo below the other night out near MM 4. I didn’t notice the other boats doing the same thing until later.