SPRING 2021 NEWSLETTER
It has been a while since our last newsletter! Hope everyone is well and looking forward to a more fulfilling summer than we had last year.
Thank you to all who have sent in their annual dues. If you have not already done so, please mail to 337 Lakeshore Drive, or, drop in the LHA box at 51 Lakeshore Drive.
Due to the covid pandemic, we only held one meeting last year. We are looking forward to a full meeting schedule this year, beginning on Thursday, May 27th at 6:30 PM. The meeting will be held at the LHA beach, weather permitting. If we are unable to hold the meeting at the beach, we will get together at the Bellingham Municipal Center Arcand Room. Change of meeting location (if necessary) will be posted at the two LHA signs.
Subject to be discussed will include the employment of new company to manage the de-weeding of the Lake, elections postponed from last year, our new boat ramp, membership (including stickers and signs).
With the arrival of spring/summer weather, people are anxious to get out and enjoy all that our Lake has to offer. Please remember to observe common sense rules when boating, swimming or fishing. Check out our website for important information (lakehiawatha.net). Also, with spring comes the arrival of all sorts of wildlife, in particular, waterfowl and their babies. You may have noticed that the swan, duck and goose babies have been born. These babies face many natural enemies, and, the odds against their survival is great. That is nature, and there is nothing that we can do about that. It is particularly sad when these babies are killed due to human intervention, intentional or unintentional. These deaths can be avoided if certain laws/rules are followed. First of all, there are laws against the intentional harm of wildlife, both at federal and state levels. Secondly, we request those who fish to remove all hooks and fishing line from the lake after you are done fishing. Unfortunately, a dead cygnet (baby swan) that was only days old, washed up onshore with a fishing line and hook in its mouth. When fishing, please follow this simple rule: remove all fishing materials from the lake and the shoreline! Also, remember that, by state law, Lake Hiawatha is a catch and release water body. No fish are to be removed. Please use the appropriate types of tackle to allow for the easiest removal possible from the fish, and, does the least amount of harm.
May 27th – LHA Meeting – 6:30 PM
June 7th – Lake De-weeding; signs will be posted. Please observe.
Hope to see you at the meeting!