QUEEN LAKE – PHILLIPSTON, MA
NOTIFICATION OF AQUATIC TREATMENT
As part of a comprehensive Lake Management Program being implemented by the Queen Lake Association., Queen Lake will be treated with the USEPA/MA registered aquatic herbicides Sonar ONE & Sonar Genesis (fluridone) to control non-native and invasive fanwort (Cabomba caroliniana). The initial treatment will be conducted on Wednesday, June 10th. The lake will be closed to all water uses (including boating, fishing, and swimming) on the day of treatment only. Additionally, water from the lake cannot be used for irrigation for a period of 90 days commencing on this day. Applicable water use restrictions will be posted with signs around the shoreline prior to application.
Following the initial treatment, it is anticipated that 2-3 additional, follow-up “booster” treatments will be required over a period of approximately 45-60 days. Notice of these follow-up treatments and any additional water-use restrictions will be made via subsequent posting of the shoreline prior to each treatment.
The project is being performed for the Queen Lake Association under an approved Order of Conditions issued by the Phillipston Conservation Commission (DEP File #262-0194) and a license (permit) issued by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection. Treatments are being performed by the State licensed firm SOLitude Lake Management of Shrewsbury, MA.
All Owners of Queen Lake Property or Deeded Access to Lake,
The Queen Lake Association wishes to thank all of those who have contributed toward the Weed Treatment Fund. It will take all of us and a continued effort to save our beautiful lake for future use. The following is a list of those who have contributed toward weed treatment.
CONTRIBUTORS AS OF 5/26/20: M. Allen; A. Altman; J&J Augustino; E&N Bauer; R&K Bedard; E. Bjurling; D&A Blais; D&N Blaney; D&F Bourbeau; J&D Brooks;Bullis Trust; M. Burday; J&C Columbus; T. Columbus; B&B Clark; V. Chrusciel &T. Brasco; J. Colby; S&J Conti; P.Cosentino; B&J Cosgrove/Cutting; G. Dakin; A&S Dickey & S Gregg; K&D Dorsey; D&T Duprez; S&J Edberg; A&A Erickson; C. Erickson; T&K Erickson; J&D Gentile; N. Escolas; L. Evers; R&A Flagg; C&G Gariepy; B. Gauthier; V. Goldsher; J&N Grautski; S&K Hakkarainen; T&S Haley; S. Hall(PTQL,LLC); B&D Hastings; E. Hatcher; L&V Hawks; M&M Heady; R&S Higgins; P. Hill; D&K Huhtala; M&P Huhtala; L&R Johnson; L.Johnson; J&L Kanicki; B&R Klar; R. Kujala J. Heuer,J. Drew; R&K Kulczyk; D. Kuniholm; G. Ladd; C&C Lafazanidis; B&B LaFortune; M&B LaFortune; J&S Larrabee; T. Lyons; A. McDaniel; D. MacFee; M&N Manca; R&S Mantha; C&S Martel; J. McDonough &K. Lynch; D&P McHugh; S&P McLaughlin; T. McNeill; D&M Miller;R&K Mitton; I Minkkinen; M&R Moir; C&J Mossman; T&M Munson; H&S Nason; G&R Nelson; R. Newton Trust; E. North; J&J Norton; S&L Pacocha; D&J Patten Jr; P. Parker; J.Potter; D&R Racicot; L. Rameau; R. Rameau; L. Ramsdell; D&S Reardon; B. Reynolds; L&C Roberge; J. Rolf; T&L Royer; T&L Rudy; D&F Sapienza; J&D Sbrega; W&L Schmick; M Schofield, M&D See; E&J Selin; K. Senecal(Bullis F.T.); V&A Shah; D&J Shaw; L&D Smith; E&P Stevens; P&L Sundberg; S.Suomala,L. Hunter&R. Newcomb; F&L Swedberg; R&E Sweeney; R&C Theroux; D&L Trifilo; B Twohey Estate; C Twohey; C&T Ulmer; P&P Vaillencourt; F&J Ward; C&T Weitze; M. West; E Whipps & S Lewis; K&N Williams; S&P Wilson; G&D Wood; S. Zajac; TOWN OF PHILLIPSTON
Please continue to encourage neighbors who have not yet contributed to do so.
Solitude is preparing for initial treatment this spring. The Variance from DCR was approved. The Order of Conditions from the Conservation Commission was approved.
INITIAL TREATMENT BY SOLITUDE LAKE MANAGEMENT
IS SCHEDULED FOR WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10, 2020.
THE LAKE WILL BE CLOSED TO ALL WATER USES (including boating, fishing, swimming) ON THE DAY OF TREATMENT ONLY!
Please stay well in these difficult times and we will keep you informed of any continued plans for treatment.
Your Queen Lake Association Board of Directors